Watching What I’m Reading…

It is with great sadness that I announce that we had our first death due to Covid-19 in New Zealand today. And still people are flouting the rules. There was a massive party a couple of streets away last night, and this morning a SUV load of people arrived at a house down the street, mingling, hugging and kissing. I would love to go see my son and grandson, give them a hug and spend time with them, but I value their health more than my needs. Covid-19 can be present and not show any symptoms in some people. So please stay home, stay safe, and keep your loved ones safe.

I thought that the lockdown would be a chance to catch up on my reading, and I am. But I am also watching what you all out there are reading, and doing a lot of requesting on NetGalley. I guess I will never learn πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

So currently I am reading Problem Child by Victoria Helen Stone


And listening to


This week I am planning on reading

Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent


Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.

Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother’s unequal love. As men, the competition continues – for status, money, fame, women …

They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead.

But which brother killed him?

She Has A Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be by J.D. Barker


After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child–this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She’d creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after.

The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn’t the first, and he knew it wouldn’t be the last. It was no different from the others. He’d find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact.

Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject “D” waits, grows, learns. He’s permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls.

All of them linked in ways unimaginable.

As I said, I have been doing a fair bit of requesting this week and have seven new ARCs from NetGalley

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce


While You Slept by R.J. Parker


The Playdate by Alex Dahl


The Vow by Debbie Howells


Dead End by Nancy Mehl


Buried Deep by Susan Wilkins


The Orphan’s Gift by Renita D’Silva


That’s my lot for the week….please take care.

Stay home and read β€πŸ˜πŸ“š


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 scribbler. 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 – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

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

  1. It is sad that they are not following rules, then the spurts of cases will never stop. At my end we have shut down the gate of apartment complex so other than a doctor, nobody can come or go. Everything is delivered at the gate, we get call, we go and pick it up. I hope people take it seriously. Kissing by carriers would definitely cause it to spread.

    Fantastic books, I am envious. Lost my mojo for reading so one day at a time

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