Books I Read Last Week (May 25 – May 31)

I forgot to draft this post on Sunday. That’s how lost I have been last week. I read 2 of the 4 books that I was supposed to read, and half of a book that could have waited. 🙂

So I’m back to chasing my review list and this means many more nights staying up to finish a book.

I really need to be selective about accepting review requests!


What did I read last week?

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls by Rosie ClarkE

Rainy Days for the Harpers Girls by Rosie Clark cover

Source: Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour

Genre: Historical fiction, saga

This book was written very well and it has a whole cast of characters with a lot going on in their lives. Their common link is that they work at Harpers Emporium, a retail store. Ben and Sally are owners of the store.

This is Book 3 in the series and you really must read the previous books if you want to enjoy this one fully.

The setting of the story is the period just before WWI begins and it describes the way people are beginning to prepare for the war and subsequent hardship.

Review to be posted on June 8.

Summer in the City by Emma Jackson

Summer in the City cover

Source: Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour

Genre: Romantic comedy

After having read several romantic comedies, I’ve realized that not all have the capacity to grip you and give you a thoroughly enjoyable time.

This book is engaging from the get go. I highly recommend it for the sheer entertainment it provides.

It has a prequel, which should most definitely be read, going by how good this book is. But even if you haven’t read it, you can still appreciate and understand this novel.

Review to be posted on June 10.


What am I currently reading?

The Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin

The Little Teashop in Tokyo cover

Source: Rachel’s Random Resources

Genre: Romance

Although the review of this book is not due before June 15, I couldn’t resist picking it up. The cover is simply too beautiful to ignore. I am highly influenced by pretty covers–they beckon me.

I’m halfway through the novel and it’s just as beautiful as the cover. It’s full of descriptions of Japanese traditions and concepts, which are simple yet meaningful.

The romance hasn’t started yet, with the male MC still moping about an ex-girlfriend but it’s interesting the lead characters have previously met–almost 10 years ago.

I hope I enjoy the rest of the book.


What will I read next?

I’m really in trouble for the coming week because I have barely a few days to read for each book.

I can hear myself screaming inside!

* You fool! *

Achieving Performance Results by William Hubbartt

Achieving Performance Results cover

Source: Reedsy Discovery

Genre: Business & Economics

As I said, I got sidetracked by a novel with a pretty cover and didn’t read this book first. So now I have exactly 2 days to finish it.

Review to be posted on June 4.

Radiant Mommy by Ixiana Wilmot

Radiant Mommy cover

Source: Reedsy Discovery

Genre: Health & Wellness

I’ve read bits and pieces of this book so far and I think it is an excellent, no-nonsense book.

Review to be posted on June 6.

Another one I’ll have to rush to finish!

The Beauty of Broken Things by Victoria Connelly

The Beauty of Broken Things cover

Source: Rachel’s Random Resources

Genre: Mainstream fiction

In hindsight, I’m don’t feel too excited about this book. It may not be the kind of thing I want to read. But I won’t start reading with a negative mindset because some books can really surprise you!


That’s it!

As you can see, I have 2 books to review this week and I haven’t even begun reading them.

B-A-A-D situation.

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