HUMP DAY READING: ENGAGING…

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:

I’m two-thirds of the way through Lie to Me, by J. T. Ellison.  I’m loving it, although it reminds me of Gone Girl, just a bit, but it is different enough that it keeps me guessing.

 

And I’m starting Keep Her Safe, by Sophie Hannah

 

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

Say You’re Sorry (e-book), by Melinda Leigh (Book One – Morgan Dane)

 

Her Last Goodbye (e-book), by Melinda Leigh (Book Two – Morgan Dane)

 

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

The Spring Girls (e-book), by Anna Todd

 

Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louise May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.

The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.

The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.

Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.

Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.

And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.

With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.

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My week, looking back.  What does yours look like?

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ANOTHER GREAT HUMP DAY 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:

Say You’re Sorry (e-book, Morgan Dane Book 1), by Melinda Leigh

 

 

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

The Rules of Magic (e-book), by Alice Hoffman (NetGalley – 10/10)

 

When We Were Worthy (e-book), by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

 

Cardinal Cabin, by Joanne DeMaio

 

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

The Woman in the Window (e-book), by A. J. Finn

 

Synopsis:  For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-five languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble?and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

Twisty and powerful, ingenious and moving, The Woman in the Window is a smart, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock.

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I am excited about this one.  I love thrillers, and especially find myself drawn to stories of recluses unable to leave their homes.  Very “Hitchcockian.”

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So…that is my week so far.  What does yours look like?

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A READING WEEK….

 

 

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: 

   The Rules of Magic (e-book), by Alice Hoffman (NetGalley – 10/10)

Cardinal Cabin, by Joanne DeMaio (Author Review Request)

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

A Dangerous Crossing, by Rachel Rhys

The Stolen Marriage (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain (NetGalley – 10/3)

Little Fires Everywhere (e-book), by Celeste Ng

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Sunburn (e-book), by Laura Lippman – Release Date:  2/20/18

Synopsis:  New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals—and cold-blooded murder.

One is playing a long game. But which one?

They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he’s also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays—drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other—dangerous, even lethal, secrets.

Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other’s lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away—or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them?

Something—or someone—has to give.

Which one will it be?

Inspired by James M. Cain’s masterpieces The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce, Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the incomparable Laura Lippman.

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I love this author’s books, and I am excited that I can actually get my hands on this one…someday!

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HUMP DAY 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:

I am taking the America’s Queen book off of my “currently reading” list, as I’m only occasionally picking it up to read.  I have finished more than half of it…so when I actually finish, you will see it here in that category.

A Dangerous Crossing, by Rachel Rhys

The Stolen Marriage (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (NetGalley – 10/3)

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK: (Click on titles/covers for my reviews).

Our Souls at Night (e-book), by Kent Haruf

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, by Agnes Martin-Lugand

Open House, by Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen

I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin Carlson

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

The Family Next Door, by Sally Hepworth (Coming March 13, 2018)

Synopsis:  Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie and her family. Essie is a new mother, but few of her friends know that in a moment of maternal despair: she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better. But she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in this neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married, with kids? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie’s friends disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light.

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I have enjoyed some books by this author, so it was a no-brainer to add it to my list.

What does your week look like so far?

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A WEEK OF GREAT 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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

And I am also reading:

Our Souls at Night (e-book), by Kent Haruf

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

The Best Kind of People (e-book), by Zoe Whittall  (NetGalley – 9/19)

A Stranger in the House (e-book), by Shari Lapena

The Blackbird Season (e-book), by Kate Moretti – (NetGalley – 9/26)

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Not That I Could Tell (e-book), by Jessica Strawser (Release Date – 3/27/18)

Synopsis:  When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.

By Monday morning, one of them is gone.

Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her—and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions—especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own.

As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors—and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.

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I enjoyed another book by this author (Almost Missed You), so I’m eager to dive into this one.

What has your week been like?

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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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

And I am also reading:

The Best Kind of People (e-book), by Zoe Whittall (NetGalley – 9/19)

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

Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler

Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan (NetGalley – 9/12)

The Burning Girl (e-book), by Claire Messud

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Still Me (e-book), by Jo Jo Moyes (Release Date:  1/23/18)

Synopsis:  From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

Before she knows what’s happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets–not all her own–that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

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This is my week so far.  Come on by and share yours.

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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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

This week, I have added:

Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler

The Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan (NetGalley – 9/12)

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

Home, by Harlan Coben

Heartbreak Hotel (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman

The Truth We Bury (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Fragments of the Lost (e-book), by Megan Miranda

I have enjoyed other books by this author:  All the Missing Girls, and The Perfect Stranger, so I am eager to see what she brings out next.

Release Date:  11/14/17

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere–in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things–even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

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And that was my week so far.  What did yours look like?

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MY READING WEEK: CURRENT, PAST, & FUTURE…

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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

And…I  am still reading this one:

Home, by Harlan Coben

Now I’m also reading:

Heartbreak Hotel (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman

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Books Finished Since Last Week: (Click Titles/Covers for My Reviews)

The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware

After She Fell, by Mary-Jane Riley

The Good Daughter, by Karin Slaughter

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Eagerly Anticipating: 

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (February 6, 2018)

Blurb:  Alaska, 1974.
Untamed.
Unpredictable.
And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit.

From the author who brought you the phenomenon of The Nightingale.

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That’s what happened here this week.  What adventures did you have?

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HUMP DAY 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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

And…I started two more books today:

Home, by Harlan Coben

Then I started The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware

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

The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand

Here & Gone, by Haylen Beck

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

Promise Not to Tell, by Jayne Ann Krentz -Release Date:  1/2/18

Synopsis:  A painter of fiery, nightmarish visions throws herself into the sea—but she’ll leave some of her secrets behind…
 
Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide—and her own past.
 
Like Virginia, private investigator Cabot Sutter was one of the children in the cult who survived that fire…and only he can help her now. As they struggle to unravel the clues in the painting, it becomes clear that someone thinks Virginia knows more than she does and that she must be stopped. Thrown into an inferno of desire and deception, Virginia and Cabot draw ever closer to the mystery of their shared memories—and the shocking fate of the one man who still wields the power to destroy everything they hold dear.

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I can never get enough of Krentz’s romantic suspense, so I will be watching the calendar for this release date.

What did your week look like?

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HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: MY READING WEEK….

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:

I am still reading bits and pieces of America’s Queen, by Sarah Bradford, which is perched on my nightstand:

 

And I just started The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand

 

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

Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

 

The Secrets She Keeps, by Michael Robotham

 

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

I have a long list of books I am eager to get my hands on…but today I’m featuring one that I have ordered and which is headed to my mailbox:

Did You See Melody?, by Sophie Hannah

 

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied – by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist – but Cara’s fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust: everything she’s read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

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My reading is plodding along this week, but I’m enjoying each and every one so far.  What does your week look like?

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