Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?


CURRENTLY READING:  The Playground, by Jane Shemilt

Big Little Lies meets Lord of The Flies in this electrifyingly twisty follow-up to Jane Shemilt’s breakout debut The Daughter.


Books Read Since My Last WWW Post on 12/11/19:

Big Lies in a Small Town, by Diane Chamberlain – NetGalley Release Date 1/14

Marilyn Monroe:  The Private Life of a Public Icon, by Charles Casillo


Tell Me Everything, by Amy Hatvany

Meg and Jo, by Virginia Kantra

The Empty Nest, by Sue Watson

Delusions of Grandma, by Carrie Fisher

All the Flowers in Paris, by Sarah Jio

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark (First Book of the Year)

The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler – (NetGalley Release – 1/28)

Normal People, by Sally Rooney


EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: I am waiting for a NetGalley ARC I requested: He Started It, by Samantha Downing – Release Date 4/28/20

Synopsis:  From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family—not unlike your own—just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in….

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we’ll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.

It’s even harder when you’re all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory, a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won’t stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there’s a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.

But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.


These were my reads for the past month.  What was your month like?


20 thoughts on “HUMP DAY & RAINY DAY READING…

  1. I enjoyed Delusions of Grandma, but I read it long ago, when both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were still alive. I wonder if the overlay of current events would change how I feel about it.

    The Marilyn book intrigues me. I recently read a detailed biography of Joe DiMaggio and his love for her really touched a chord in me. In the early 1940s, before he’d ever heard of Marilyn, Joe D mocked his Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig for letting a woman (his formidable wife) get the better of him. As I was reading, I thought, “just you wait, Joe …”

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    1. Thanks, Gal, I do think that my feelings about Carrie Fisher’s work have probably been affected by her and her mother’s deaths, but I’ve always been a fan.

      Every time I read something about Marilyn, I learn a little bit more. This latest read was probably the best and most layered one I’ve read so far.


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