Weekly Roundup

Posted July 4, 2020 by Nicky in General / 16 Comments

Happy weekend! I’ve actually been reading this week, mostly because I stuck to what is clearly working for my brain right now… and I also got quite a few new books, through friends, ARCs, giveaways and preorders (plus my own one book from my wishlist per week).

I also submitted my application to do an MSc in Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (via distance learning), so hey, wish me luck, restrict non-essential time outside the house, and wear masks when you’re out in public; even temporary cloth masks are proven to help, and if everyone masks up, we can cut transmission waaay faster.

Linking up with The Sunday Post @ The Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves @ Reading Reality & Tynga’s Reviews.

Books acquired: 

Cover of Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks Cover of The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

These first two were received to review via Netgalley! Yaaay.

Cover of The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson Cover of The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso Cover of A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy Cover of You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Cover of How Contagion Works by Paolo Giordano Cover of The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso Cover of Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

The Murders of Molly Southbourne was via a giveaway (thank you again!) and a friend got me The Obsidian Tower and Seafire for being brave enough to actually press submit on my MSc application, ahaha.

(How do I have four other books when I’m meant to get one a week? Preorders don’t count in the one-a-week, and A River of Royal Blood and How Contagion Works were covered by promotional credit. Score!)

Books read this week:

Cover of The Covid-19 Catastrophe by Richard Horton Cover of Threshold by Jordan L. Hawk Cover of How Contagion Works by Paolo Giordano Cover of The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson Cover of A Ruin of Shadows by L.D. Lewis

Reviews posted this week:

Other posts:

Alright, I think that’s everything — and it’s only Saturday! Whew. Normally I end up doing this on a Sunday night. How’s everyone doing? Been stacking any great books lately?

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16 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. Ahahaha yes, Molly Southbourne is weird and striking – that remote, almost clinical tone of voice that feels like it’s the only way she can keep a lid on things – I loved it, tho the body horror pushed my limits. I’ve been rereading the Dominion of the Fallen books and novellas/novelettes, which has been a joy. I’m trying to get into an ARC of The Sin in the Steel today, which is… not working for me. I think if I were full of the joys of summer and looking for a shallow Hollywood romp it might tick my boxes, but instead my teeth are grinding at all the exposition. Hohum, I’ll give it to 25% and see if it settles down.
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    • Yeah, the tone completely works for me — it makes it all that much more horrifying, somehow.

      The Sin in the Steel is on my TBR too, since I had an eARC… let me know what you decide!

  2. Good luck with your application! And yes about masks. Mask wearing is so spotty here in the States in a lot of places and it’s scary.

    How Contagion Works looks like a good one.
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  3. That is quite the haul! I am in love with that cover for The Obsidian Tower, it’s a beauty. I am currently having an enjoyable trawl through my not insignificant TBR mountain 😀

    Good luck with the application!! My sister has an MSc in Infectious Diseases from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and she absolutely loved it!

    Stay safe and happy reading!
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    • I am a book dragon atop my hoard of books, ahaha. 😀

      Oooh, interesting. I might have to take a look at Liverpool’s programme if I don’t get into University of London’s!

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