MIDWEEK READING PICKS…

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:

Anatomy of a Scandal (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan (NetGalley – 1/23), an astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

 

Watch Me (e-book), by Jody Gehrman, (NetGalley – 1/23):   For fans of dark and twisty psychological thrillers, Watch Me is a riveting novel of suspense about how far obsession can go.

 

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK (Click Titles/Covers for My Reviews)

Eaves of Destruction (e-book, Fixer-Upper Mystery), by Kate Carlisle

I Am Watching You (e-book), by Teresa Driscoll

Jane Fonda:  The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia Bosworth

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Three Things About Elsie (e-book), by Joanna Cannon – Release Date:  8/7/18

Synopsis:  There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining.

Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie is a story about forever friends on the twisting path of life. As we uncover their buried secrets, we learn how the fine threads of humanity connect us all.

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First of all, I am loving stories with at least one elderly character.  Could it be my own “aging,” or am I recognizing that stories crossing generational and age lines are just more interesting?  At any rate, I am eager to get my hands on this one.

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28 thoughts on “MIDWEEK READING PICKS…

  1. I’m beginning to think I’m the only person in the world who isn’t reading Anatomy of a Scandal at the moment! OK, slight exaggeration. Hope it lives up to all the hype. However, I have read Three Things About Elsie and thought it was really good (though not quite as perfect as many have found it). Interesting about the different cover as one of the things I DID think was really clever about it was how the cover (a cross between a Battenburg cake and a jigsaw) was linked to the story line.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, and I like the other cover of Three Things About Elsie better than mine.

      Sometimes reading what everyone else is reading turns out to be disappointing…hopefully not in this case, though.

      Enjoy your reading, and thanks for visiting.

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  2. I really enjoyed I Am Watching You… I probably shouldn’t have read it when I was trying to write my final papers last semester, as it proved rather a distraction. Anatomy of a Scandal also sounds like a good one!

    Here’s my WWW.

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  3. I love your choices. I should probably add a few more suspense pieces into my reading list. Still, the book pile, it doth grow…

    I was wondering about character-types a while back myself. I don’t think it’s just aging (though I do tend to like reading more about a mix of character ages more now than I did as a teen too), but I think we like more of a reflection of reality as we mature. Or… as we age out of school and college we become more involved in an intergenerational world

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    1. I like your take on why we love a mix of character ages…I agree! Even though I am getting older, I remember loving this mix of ages when I was young and had just started my career as a social worker. I worked with older people and younger families, too. It was definitely a reflection of the real world.

      Thanks for visiting, Eden.

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  4. I like that observation about older characters. I find it really interesting in speculative fiction when older characters are used; some people do it badly, of course, but the best authors give them a different perspective that’s very refreshing.

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