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?


Friends & Strangers, by J. Courtney Sullivan

An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the best-selling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions (named one of the Washington Post‘s Ten Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Critics’ Pick).



The Safe Place, by Anna Downes


Playing Nice, by JP Delaney – (NG-7/28/20)


The Request, by David Bell


The Night Swim, by Megan Goldin – (NG-8/4/20)



Behind the Red Door, by Megan Collins (Release Date – 8/4/20)

Synopsis:  The author of the “suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) debut The Winter Sister returns with a darkly thrilling novel about a woman who comes to believe that she has a connection to a decades old kidnapping and now that the victim has gone missing again, begins a frantic search to learn what happened in the past.

When Fern Douglas sees the news about Astrid Sullivan, a thirty-four-year-old missing woman from Maine, she is positive that she knows her. Fern’s husband is sure it’s because of Astrid’s famous kidnapping—and equally famous return—twenty years ago, but Fern has no memory of that, even though it happened an hour outside her New Hampshire hometown. And when Astrid appears in Fern’s recurring nightmare, one in which a girl reaches out to her, pleading, Fern fears that it’s not a dream at all, but a memory.

Back at her childhood home to help her father pack for a move, Fern purchases a copy of Astrid’s recently published memoir—which may have provoked her original kidnapper to abduct her again—and as she reads through its chapters and visits the people and places within it, she discovers more evidence that she has an unsettling connection to the missing woman. With the help of her psychologist father, Fern digs deeper, hoping to find evidence that her connection to Astrid can help the police locate her. But when Fern discovers more about her own past than she ever bargained for, the disturbing truth will change both of their lives forever.


I had a great reading week, finishing books I enjoyed.  Two of them were NetGalley ARCs, so my schedule on that front is clear until August 11, after which I only have one in September and another in December.  What did your week look like?



    1. I made the mistake when I first started reading ARCs of grabbing all the books on offer. Then I would find myself scramming as the release dates approached. Now I try to arrange them better on the calendar, which means passing some by. Sigh.

      Enjoy your week and your books, Cathy.

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  1. Really appreciated your review of Playing Nice. That’s a premise you see played for laughs on old sitcoms, so I never seriously thought about the ramifications. This sounds like an adult book. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

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