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:  Fear:  Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.


BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK (Titles/Covers Linked to My Reviews):

The Golden State (e-book), by Lydia Kiesling

Cross Her Heart (e-book), by Sarah Pinborough

The Lies We Told (e-book), by Camilla Way – (NetGalley – 10/9/18)



Tell Me Lies, by Carola Lovering, is a book I have been seeing around the blogs.  “Everyone remembers the one. No, not that one. The other one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget.

Synopsis:  Lucy Albright is far from her Long Island upbringing when she arrives on the campus of her small California college, and happy to be hundreds of miles from her mother, whom she’s never forgiven for an act of betrayal in her early teen years. Quickly grasping at her fresh start, Lucy embraces college life and all it has to offer—new friends, wild parties, stimulating classes. And then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating.

Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart.

Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted. Stephen knows Lucy can’t tear herself away. And their addicting entanglement will have consequences they never could have imagined.

Alternating between Lucy’s and Stephen’s voices, Tell Me Lies follows their connection through college and post-college life in New York City. With psychological insight and biting wit, this keenly intelligent and staggeringly resonant novel chronicles the yearning ambitions, desires, and dilemmas of young adulthood, and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know you should.


My week has been interesting so far.  What does yours look like?


31 thoughts on “A WEEK OF ENGAGING BOOKS…

    1. Thanks, Cathy, I was happy that I finally loved The Golden State, too!

      Sometimes I wish I had gone to Canada right after the election…But it is hard to upend our lives, and I enjoy California. Wish it was not part of the union. LOL.

      I’m loving Bob Woodward’s take on the chaotic White House. Not a lot new, but more details. I should be finished today.

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  1. the girl, james

    Yessss Fear!! I haven’t read it but it’s DEF on my list of to-read-to-get. I also got Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward out of the library the other day because… that’s free, lol, and I wanted to read some more of his stuff (Also, the Obama book was in the history section rather than politics which made me sad bc omg Obama’s presidency is officially history :().

    Looking forward to your review of Fear, tho!

    My post for this week is here: https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/wwwweds-apocalyptic-internet-president/

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    1. I love reading Bob Woodward…and might just need to reread some of his work from the 60s. Speaking of history, it is an amazing feeling to be reading about historic events we’ve lived through. I remember Watergate as if it happened just the other day.

      Thanks for visiting, the girl, James.


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