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Sunday, October 27, 2013


After a drought of several weeks without any books I had quite a few books coming in. 

The Promise of Provence: A Novel

This was a win from the author herself. Am halfway through this one. After Peter Mayle made me fall in love with Provence, any book on this part of the world draws me in. 

Front Cover

Read and reviewed this one already. Greater part of the story set in Sri Lanka which added to my interest.


Have read this author before. Her debut novel. Described as a coming of age story.

Modern Britain. Up my street. Waiting to get into this one.

The Red House

After the Dog in the Night this one was a definite choice for me. Looking forward to this one.

Just One Damned Thing After Another

My second win from Good Reads. The first book never turned up. Lost in the mail I presume.

The Husband's Secret

I never thought I'd get to this one for at least a couple of years and then out of the blue someone coming out from England brought this as a gift for a friend. I've grabbed it as she will take ages to get to it. I'll finish first and then pass it around!

A very satisfying pile of books.

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Reading two of the above! The Promise of Provence has just a hundred pages to go to finish and also started on the Prep book. 


  1. Mystica, all the books have nice titles, especially the Patricia Sands novel. Good luck with the reading.

  2. I really liked The Husband's Secret. I'm glad you get the opportunity to read it earlier than you thought you would :)

    I've heard good things about Prep, White Teeth, and The Red House. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. The husband's secret looks interesting - gorgeous cover!

    Hope you enjoy :) Have a fabulous reading week! The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  4. "Just one damn thing after another" looks amazing! But I've always been a sucker for pretty book covers just maybe that's just it lol

    Happy a great week!
    My Monday’s post!

  5. Oowee some great looking books, the Provence cover makes me want to look it up on Goodreads, covers are the first enticement when I see a book by an author I don't know.

  6. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy The Husband's Secret, it was great on audio! Dog in the Night has been on my TBR stack for a while, need to make time for it.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  7. Love Prep and White Teeth - hope you do too!

  8. Sound like great reads!

    Have a great week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. You did have a terrific week! They all look good but I've heard The Husband's Secret is fabulous. Enjoy!

  10. The Husband's Secret is amazing...hope you enjoy it as well!

    Enjoy all your books and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  11. I enjoyed The Husband's Secret. I could not bring myself to complete The Dog In The Night, even though it had strong reviews. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

  12. You had a wonderful reading week. May you continue to read like this!

    Here is my post.

  13. I love the cover for The Husband's Secret and I totally just added it to my tbr.

    Happy reading and have an awesome week <3

    Here's our IMWAYR

  14. A nice variety of reads! I see a couple that I have waited too long to read!

  15. All these books look great...I like Monsoon Rain & Icicle Drops. Going to check out your review.

    ENJOY your sure looks good.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  16. Love the cover on The Promise of Provence! Sounds like a lovely read! Happy Reading!!

  17. You did get quite a haul. Looks like some good reading. Enjoy!

  18. Mark Haddon's book looks like it'll be an amazing read. Enjoy your new books Mystica!
    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday Post :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  19. I love the cover of the first one. Happy reading!