HUMP DAY READING…

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 READINGThe Smash-Up, by Ali Benjamin

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BOOKS READ & REVIEWED SINCE LAST POST OF 4/13/21:

Life & Other Inconveniences, by Kristan Higgins

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Too Good To Be True, by Carola Lovering

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Thief of Souls, by Brian Klingborg – NetGalley – Release Date:  5/4/21

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: You Will Remember Me, by Hannah Mary McKinnon – Release Date:  5/25/21

Synopsis:  He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks. He can’t remember who he is. Everything—his identity, his life, his loved ones—has been replaced by a dizzying fog of uncertainty. But returning to his Maine hometown in search of the truth uncovers more questions than answers.

Lily Reid thinks she knows her boyfriend, Jack. Until he goes missing one night, and her frantic search reveals that he’s been lying to her since they met, desperate to escape a dark past he’d purposely left behind.

Maya Scott has been trying to find her estranged stepbrother, Asher, since he disappeared without a trace. Having him back, missing memory and all, feels like a miracle. But with a mutual history full of devastating secrets, how far will Maya go to ensure she alone takes them to the grave?

Shared fates intertwine in a twisty, explosive novel of suspense, where unearthing the past might just mean being buried beneath it.

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?

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A BOOKISH WEEK…

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:

Don’t Look for Me, by Wendy Walker – (NG-9/15/20)

In Wendy Walker’s thrilling novel Don’t Look for Me, the greatest risk isn’t running away. It’s running out of time.

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BOOKS READ SINCE LAST POST OF 8/25/20:

The Switch, by Beth O’Leary

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Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

To Tell You the Truth, by Gilly Macmillan – a book I pre-ordered for its release date of 9/22/20

Synopsis:  To tell you the truth . . . everybody lies.

Lucy Harper’s talent for writing bestselling novels has given her fame, fortune and millions of fans.  It’s also given her Dan, her needy, jealous husband whose own writing career has gone precisely nowhere.

Now Dan has vanished. But this isn’t the first time that someone has disappeared from Lucy’s life. Three decades ago, her little brother Teddy also went missing and was never found. Lucy, the only witness, helplessly spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story—a talent she has profited from greatly. 

But now Lucy’s a grown woman who can’t hide behind fiction any longer. The world is watching, and her whole life is under intense scrutiny. A life full of stories, some more believable than others. Could she have hurt Teddy?  Did she kill Dan?  Finally, now, Lucy Harper’s going to tell the truth.

Cross her heart.

And hope to die.

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That was my week.  Not much reading, but I enjoyed the books I chose.  What did your week look like?

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A HUMP DAY OF READING…

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 Guest List, by Lucy Foley

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

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BOOKS READ SINCE LAST POST OF 6/16/20:

Pretty Things, by Janelle Brown

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Swan Song, by Lisa Alther

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You Can’t Catch Me, by Catherine McKenzie

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Paris Never Leaves You, by Ellen Feldman (Release Date:  8/4/20)

I have loved many books by this author over the years, so I had to check it out.

Synopsis:  Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life?

Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Ellen Feldman’s Paris Never Leaves You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

The war is over, but the past is never past.

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That was my week.  A blissful collection of books.  What did your week look like?

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A HUMP DAY OF READING…

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?

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CURRENTLY READING:

  The Sea of Lost Girls, by Carol Goodman

In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages—a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.

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BOOKS READ SINCE MY LAST POST OF 5/12/20:

Hungry Heart, by Jennifer Weiner – (For the Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

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The Sweeney Sisters, by Lian Dolan

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The Last House Guest, by Megan Miranda

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Crime Scene, by Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman

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A Good Marriage, by Kimberly McCreight

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:  Sister Dear, by Hannah Mary McKinnon

I ordered this book from Amazon recently, and it is headed my way.  I was drawn to the cover and the description.

Synopsis: Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

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That was my fortnight.  What did yours look like?

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ANOTHER BOOKISH HUMP DAY…

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: 

Hungry Heart, by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an “unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister, a clumsy yogini, and a reality-TV devotee. In this “unflinching look at her own experiences” (Entertainment Weekly), Jennifer fashions tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey.

No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest essays: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother’s coming out of the closet, her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the F word—fat—for the first time, Jen dives into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE 4/29/20:

The New Husband, by D.J. Palmer

On Ocean Boulevard, by Mary Alice Monroe (NG-5/19/20)

Big Summer, by Jennifer Weiner – (NG-5/5/20)

Have You Seen Me?, by Kate White

The Girl in White Gloves, by Kerri Maher

Little Secrets, by Jennifer Hillier

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

The Guest List, by Lucy Foley, will be released on June 2, and I can’t wait to get it!  Not long to wait, though, which is a good thing.

Synopsis:  A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the author of The Hunting Party.

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner  – The bridesmaid – The body

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

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That was my past two weeks.  What did yours look like?

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