This Week in Books – 02-11-22 – Jo’s Book Blog

This Week in Books is a feature hosted by Lipsy at Lipsyy Lost and Found that allows bloggers to share:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • what they are currently reading
  • What they plan to read next

A similar meme is by Taking on a World of Words.

I finished Affinity by Sarah Waters and also sneaked The turn of the Screw by Henry James for Halloween.

A young governess is sent to a large country house to care for two orphaned children. At first, Flora and Miles appear to be model students, but little by little the governess begins to suspect that something is seriously wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the house’s corrupted secrets, she becomes increasingly convinced that something evil is watching her.

I am currently reading The will by Rebecca Reid.

The Mordaunts are not like most families…

For one, his family home is Roxborough Hall, a magnificent century-old mansion in the Norfolk countryside. On the other hand, the house is not transmitted from parents to children, but to the member of the family who is considered most valuable.

Cecilia Mordaunt is dead. On the night of her funeral, her family will gather for dinner and each will receive a letter, revealing who the next custodian of Roxborough Hall is.

The house is a burden, a millstone, a full-time job… but everyone wants it. And some are willing to do anything to get it.

A family. Eight letters. Who will get what they deserve?

My next read could be Devotion by Hannah Kent.

1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen years old, and the domestic world of womanhood is fast closing in on her. Child of nature, she yearns instead for the flow of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne finds little comfort in the local girls and friendship isn’t easy, until she meets Thea and finds in her a kindred spirit and eventually acceptance of her.

Hanne’s family are old Lutherans, and in their small town silent worship is done in secret: this is a community under threat. But when they are granted safe conduct to Australia, the community rejoices: finally a place where they can pray without fear, a permanent home. Freedom.

It’s a promise of freedom that will have devastating consequences for Hanne and Thea, but on their long and brutal journey, their bond proves too strong for even nature to break…

From the bestselling author of burial rites Y the good people, Devotion is a breathtaking story of childhood and friendship, faith and suspicion, and the impossible lengths we go to for those we love.

And that’s my week in the books! What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments! 😎

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