HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: LET’S ENGAGE IN 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:

As usual, I have two books on the go:  one is an e-book, and the other is a hardcover print book.

The Bookshop on the Corner (e-book), by Jenny Colgan.  Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

 

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian, a story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is one of Chris Bohjalian’s finest novels to date—breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.

 

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK: (Click titles/covers to link to reviews).

Bad Housekeeping (e-book), by Maia Chance

Emma in the Night (e-book), by Wendy Walker (NetGalley – 8/8/17)

Sunday Morning Coming Down, by Nicci French

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

I discovered an upcoming release from Colleen Hoover, so I have bookmarked it on Amazon, waiting for its publication on 10/3/17.

Without Merit (e-book), by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis:  “Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

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It has been another great reading week.  What did yours look like?

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22 thoughts on “HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: LET’S ENGAGE IN READING…

  1. Kwizgiver

    I’ve got Bookshop on the Corner–I should bump it up my TBR!

    Happy reading!

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is quite good–it’s my book group selection for the month and I think it will garner a lot of fun discussion.

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  2. Do you know I still haven’t managed to read one of Coleen Hoover’s books despite having heard such a lot about her talent! Enjoy your reading week – I do need to read the Sunday book although I don’t want to say farewell to Frieda!

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    1. Thanks, Cleo, and I am a late-comer to the CH party, too, only having read my first few from her in the last couple of years.

      I definitely don’t want to say goodbye to Frieda…and after you read it, I’d like to chat about the ending lines!

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