Weekly Wrap-Up: June 7 – June 13, 2021

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 7 – June 13, 2021

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Hello, readers 🙂
Another week has gone by and now we’re almost halfway through the month. Time really does fly, doesn’t it?

My week wasn’t as productive as the last one, but the buck stops here with me; I had plenty of time to read and could possibly have finished book on Saturday, but I didn’t. I chose to binge-watch YouYube 😂

Anyways, without further ado, here’s my weekly looked like.

I never seem to be able to stick precisely with my TBR – I said I was going to read The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond next, but I ended up reading these two books instead 🤣

Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay (No rating)
Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐️⭐️

I kicked off my week by picking up Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay by Katie Ginger but as I mentioned in my post, I didn’t get to enjoy it as much. I put it down to me being overly critical and expecting too much, I could have been more lenient but I couldn’t help it 😦

Undaunted, I picked up Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland. I thought I was going to read The Beach Cafe, but it was a bit bulkier for my liking (I wasn’t sure if my attention span would hold until I get through 420 something pages read), and I decided to read this one instead. I read a couple of books from Jessica Redland, all of which I enjoyed, so I knew what I was letting myself in for.
Boy, am I glad that I chose this one!! I was pulled into the story right from the get go, and I had my emotions and heartstring pulled and tugged so many times. Jessica Redland has now officially become one of my favorite authors. Her books are quite emotional so I sometimes need to brace myself for some gut-wrenching punch and lumps in my throat, but I always come out of her books feeling happy and content. It’s almost cathartic.

I’m currenly reading Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow.

Welcome to Love Heart Lane…

When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.

When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too… (Goodreads)

I was initially thinking of reading Clover Cottage by the same author and did pick it up. But then I remembered this is a part of the Love Heart Lane series and decided to get the previous two books first. Some series are written in a way that can be read as standalones, but it’s always a good idea to follow a series in order, isn’t it? (not to mention the gorgeous covers… I love them!)

As expected, the main characters in Clover Cottage, Allie, makes an appearance in the first book as a close friend to Felicity. I got to know a different side to Allie which I didn’t find when I skimmed Clover Cottage, and I am glad I made the right choice.

I am 35% in the book right now.

Judging from what last week was like, I don’t have a false hope for being able to finish three books next week.
That said though, I know I am in a mood for feel-good, heart-warming reads right now and ‘the close-knit-community’ thing seems to be right up my alley.
I’ll be most likely to read Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts and Foxglove Farm, but as usual, I might change my mind.

That’s it for today.
How was your week? What have you finished reading, what are you currently reading, and planning to read next?
Comment below and let me know 🙂

Thanks for stopping by as always, and I’ll see you in my next post.

8 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: June 7 – June 13, 2021

  1. Looks like you have some good reads coming up, Noriko! We are alike with getting stuck on YouTube. Sometimes it’s all I feel like doing. 😉

    Enjoy your week and happy reading! ❤️

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    1. I know 🤣
      I think it’s my hormone’s doing… I don’t feel up for any heavy reads at the moment lol
      Expect me to stick to this genre for some time. And just like you, I love this genre and cute covers!

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      1. 3 of them were graphic novels!! Every time I see the books you read I always love the covers and am like I want to read that but I’ve never had much luck with Cosy mysteries although aside from James’ books I’ve only ever read 1 other cosy mystery.

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