Watching What I’m Reading…

It is a hot summer day here in my little corner of New Zealand. It is not often that you will hear me say this, but it’s actually too hot to be out in the garden. It was the same yesterday, and apparently we have a whole week of this lovely weather to look forward to. Bring on summer…this is my kind of weather. It is lovely sitting out on the deck in the shade, my book in one hand and a nice cold drink in the other.

I actually squeezed an extra book in last week


Which I read last night. Watch for my review.

I am about to begin

And I am listening to


the follow up to The Lilac Girls.

This week I am planning on reading


When Nickโ€™s wife Kerry falls ill and dies, he realises for the first time how fragile his happiness has always been, and how much heโ€™s been taking his good life and wonderful family for granted. Now, he suddenly finds himself navigating parenthood alone, unsure how to deal with his own grief, let alone that of his teenage son, Olly.

In the depths of his heartbreak, Nick must find a way to navigate life that pleases his son, his in-laws, his family and his friendsโ€”while honouring what Kerry meant to them all. But when it comes to his own emotions, Nick doesnโ€™t know where to begin. Kerry was his childhood sweetheartโ€”but was she really the only one who could ever make him happy?

And in the aftermath of tragedy, can Nick and his son find themselves again?

And hopefully I will also be able to start


Louise Bridges has the perfect life.

A loving husband, Patrick. Two adorable children. A comfortable home.

So when PC Becca Holt arrives to break the news that Patrick has been killed in an accident, she thinks Louiseโ€™s perfect world is about to collapse around her.

But Louise doesnโ€™t react in the way Becca would expect her to on hearing of her husbandโ€™s death. And there are only three plates set out for dinner as if Louise already knew Patrick wouldnโ€™t be home that nightโ€ฆ

The more Becca digs, the more secrets she uncovers in the Bridgesโ€™ marriage โ€“ and the more she wonders just how far Louise would go to get what she wantsโ€ฆ

Is Louise a loving wife โ€“ or a cold-hearted killer?

And I have seven new ARCs from Netgalley….well what can I say? There are currently just so many tempting titles out there begging to be read. And those of you who know me well will know that I can resist everything but temptation ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚







I also bought two books this week…



So I had better go get some reading done! I hope you got some lovely books to read this week….

Happy reading my friends

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone โ€“ the 50 Million Reviews mark!

12 thoughts on “Watching What I’m Reading…”

    1. It’s all your fault. Every time my finger hit the request button, I thought ‘Susan would be proud of me ‘. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃโค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  1. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the audiobook of Lost Roses. Some great books coming up for you. There are a couple I need to check out. Enjoy your day and wonderful weather. Any issues with smoke for you right now?

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    1. Am 20% into it, and not enjoying it like I did The Lilac Girls…..still plenty of time for it to improve though. It’s been a bit hazy, but nowhere near as bad as I expected it to be. Back at work today. On my lunch break right now. Happy reading my friend. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š


      1. I have just abandoned it…it got worse as it went on. I was bored beyond belief! Have downloaded The Girls by Lisa Jewell to listen to while I am walking to work. Happy reading Carla ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š

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      2. I went to my library last night and she asked me if I wanted it as I had requested it, but never picked it up, I told her I would pass. Glad I did. Sorry it wasn’t what you expected.

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