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HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: A WEEK OF READING…

Today I’m participating in Sam’s WWW Wednesdays 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:

Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle

 

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Hot Milk (e-book), by Deborah Levy

 

 

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK:

(Click titles for my reviews)

 

I Found You, by Lisa Jewell:  Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel.

 

Wait for the Rain (e-book), by Maria Murnane:  With the help of her friends, Daphne rediscovers her enthusiasm for life, as well as her love for herself—and realizes that her best years are still ahead.

 

Sweet William (e-book), by Beryl Bainbridge, a story in which a young woman is swept up by the charms of a stranger…and lives to regret it.

 

The Roanoke Girls (e-book), by Amy Engel: “Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”

 

A Separation (e-book), by Katie Kitamura, a woman’s story. About the end of her marriage. About what happened when Christopher went missing and she went to find him. These are her secrets, this is what happened…

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?  I JUST DOWNLOADED A BOOK THAT I’VE BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING…

Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins

 

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Synopsis:  A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
 
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.
 
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.
 
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

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What has your week been like so far?  Here is mine, and I’m having a good one.

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20 thoughts on “HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: A WEEK OF READING…”

    1. Thanks, Sarina, and I know that books with hype are sometimes a disappointment…but I’m approaching Into the Water based on its premise and the writing of the author. Enjoy your week.

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    1. I will definitely let you know, Deanna….and I’m looking forward to it. I am one of the ones who enjoyed The Girl on the Train, though, so you might not have the same reactions as I do. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. The Roanoke Girls sounds really interesting and the cover gives off a little bit of a creepy vibe which is cool too! I’ll have to look into getting my hands on a copy of that one. I really like the sound of Into the Water.

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  2. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I’m really drawn to Vivian in Red. Such a combination of retro and noir! I checked the link and it seems I might like the content, too. 😉 Thanks for introducing me to it.

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  3. I’m glad you enjoyed Roanoke Girls as well! It was so dark and twisted. I like how the story wasn’t necessarily focused on the big “reveal” but more so how Lane deals with all of it. Can’t wait to see what you think of Paula Hawkins’ new book, I can’t wait to pick it up!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Alex, I am happy to have enjoyed The Roanoke Girls, and as for Into the Water, I am always so excited when books I’ve been waiting for finally arrive…and then when I love them, even more joy. Hopefully.

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