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?


The Safe Place, by Anna Downes

Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, Anna Downes’s debut, The Safe Place, is the perfect summer suspense, with the modern gothic feel of Ruth Ware and the morally complex family dynamics of Lisa Jewell.



Nomadland, by Jessica Bruder


Too Much and Never Enough, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.



The Girl from Widow Hills, by Megan Miranda



Lately, I have been scrolling through titles on Amazon, and also keeping an eye out for recommendations from other bloggers…which is why I am now eyeing Imperfect Women, by Araminta Hall, a book to be released on August 4, 2020.  Not long to wait!

Synopsis:  When Nancy Hennessy is murdered, she leaves behind two best friends, an adoring husband and daughter, and a secret lover whose identity she took to the grave. Nancy was gorgeous, wealthy, and cherished by those who knew her—from the outside, her life was perfect. But as the investigation into her death flounders and her friends Eleanor and Mary wrestle with their grief, dark details surface that reveal how little they knew their friend, each other, and maybe even themselves.

A gripping, immersive novel about impossible expectations and secrets that fester and become lethal, Imperfect Women unfolds through the perspectives of three fascinating women. Their enduring, complex friendship is the knot the reader must untangle to answer the question Who killed Nancy?

Imperfect Women explores guilt and retribution, love and betrayal, and the compromises we make that alter our lives irrevocably. With the wickedly sharp insights and finely tuned suspense that has drawn comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Paula Hawkins, Araminta Hall returns with another page-turning, thought-provoking tour de force.


That was my week.  What did your week bring to you?


32 thoughts on “BOOKISH WEDNESDAY…

  1. I’ve heard the reviewers and commentators weigh in on Mary Trump’s book, but you’re the first “civilian” I’ve seen weigh in. Thanks for sharing your insights. I’m glad it sounds informed and not like a hatchet job. We need to understand him, not fuel his sense of victimization. And yes, Jean Kennedy Smith’s book (the one I mentioned on my WWW) sounds like the polar opposite. I can’t honestly recommend it as any kind of Kennedy family history because she glosses over too, too much. On the other hand, it’s poignant and sweet to read the best memories of a loving sister and daughter.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Gal; I will keep those in mind.

      Unfortunately, nothing anybody says or does will make Trump feel less like a victim; he is always one to blame everyone else and doesn’t take responsibility for anything. It is gratifying to read a psychological explanation for how he behaves.

      Enjoy your books and your week.


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