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?


Currently Reading:  The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer, is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.


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

How to Walk Away, by Katherine Center (NetGalley – Released 5/8)

The Other Mother, by Carol Goodman – (A Library Book)

The New Neighbors, by Simon Lelic



I just discovered an upcoming release that I must have!   A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult, will be released on 10/2/18.

Synopsis:  The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.

Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.


I can never resist Picoult’s books, as they take us into situations that are suspenseful and even terrifying, while also shining a light on controversial issues.

What was your week like?


34 thoughts on “A WEEK OF READING…

  1. Piccoult is one of the first authors I’ve read and I love her works. But I haven’t read much from hers because when I got addicted to her books, I was still young and broke. hahaha.. But now, my book shopping usually filled with fantasy books so I don’t have any book written by her. What’s your favorite written by her? I might get a copy. 🙂

    Again, Enjoy your week Laurel..

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  2. I can’t wait for your review of The Female Persuasion! I just loved that one! I’m going to have to pre-order Picoult’s newest book. She is one of my favorites, and the synopsis sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. boyishbookworm

    That Picoult book will surely be powerful. I love character-centered novels like this and the setting itself suggests that important issues will be tackled here. I hope you’ll have the chance to read it soon!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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