TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKISH TUESDAY

Welcome to another Book Release Tuesday!  In the photo above, you can see some of my print volumes of TBR books that I have ordered on previous Tuesdays…and other days of the week, too.

Today I’ve downloaded two e-books, and they are nicely tucked away on Paige, my Kindle.

Books I Gave to Paige, My Kindle:

Girls of Summer, by Nancy Thayer

One life-changing summer on Nantucket brings about exhilarating revelations for a single mother and her two grown children in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

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Brave Girl, Quiet Girl, by Catherine Ryan Hyde

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a gripping and emotional novel about friendship, motherhood, and the journey toward finding a place to call home.

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This week, I am also reading from my backlog:

After Anna, by Alex Lake

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What is happening on your Bookish Tuesday?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: ADDING TO MY SHELVES…

Happy Tuesday!  I thought that I had pre-ordered a new release for today…my little Post-It note said so!  LOL.  But…I must have written it down, planned to do it, and then got distracted before I did.

This morning I downloaded it:

This Is How I Lied, by Heather Gudenkauf

Gudenkauf proves herself the master of the smart, suspenseful small-town thriller that gets right under your skin.” —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny

Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide…

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Yesterday I received two books in my physical mailbox:  Amazon treats!

One is a book I used to own, so I got a replacement copy of it:

The Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR USA TODAY • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: O Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Times (London)

A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.

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And then I received a book from an author I enjoy which actually released a little earlier (April 7):

A Heart in a Body in the World, by Deb Caletti

Each step in Annabelle’s 2,700-mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti’s novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward.

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So…I may end up adding more books today, and as I scrolled through other new titles, I bookmarked a few.  Most are coming later in the month, though.

What, if any, books are you adding today?  Which ones that are coming soon are exciting enough to buy?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: SURPRISES ALL AROUND…

Welcome to Tuesday Book Release Day!  I love this day, not only because of the new releases, but because it symbolizes how anything is possible.  Anything can happen.

The good stuff started happening yesterday. Not only did I get one of my new books in the mailbox, but early this morning, a pre-ordered book dropped onto Paige, my Kindle.

Yesterday, I got The Love Story of Missy Carmichael, by Beth Morrey

For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving “coming-of-old” story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself–at any age.

“Here is a love story of the most important kind: that of coming to love oneself through accepting and returning the love of others–be it people or dogs.” –Elizabeth Berg, author of Night of Miracles

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My Pre-Ordered Book:

The New Husband, by D.J. Palmer

What makes Simon Fitch so perfect?

-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.

The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.

The question is, why?

Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone—presumably drowned while fishing on his boat—she couldn’t confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart.

My kind of story!

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Now, speaking of delightful events, and not only new books, but yesterday was one of those days. 

It started out with a plan.  My daughter would stop by with goodies to leave with staff, and I could glimpse her through the window as I took my scheduled walk.

Well, it didn’t go according to plan…she overslept.  But we did a Face Time phone call and the goodies arrived in early afternoon.

Then my granddaughter went shopping for me, and dropped them off…including a surprise bottle of wine!  I talked to her on the phone as the staff collected them from her.

And, of course, the aforementioned Amazon packages, so all in all, it felt almost like Christmas yesterday (and today so far).

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Could the rest of today go any better?  Who knows?  What do you enjoy about Tuesdays?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES…

Welcome to another delightful and bookish day.  One that spotlights new releases and acquisitions. 

Today I downloaded this new release that has been making the rounds on blogs:

Eight Perfect Murders, by Peter Swanson

From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.

Who wouldn’t be “interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is a killer out there, watching his every move—a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal’s personal history, especially the secrets he’s never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife.”

I am eager to dive into this one!

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Yesterday I received a book in my mailbox that is not a new release, but it is new to my shelves.  I enjoy the author.

Released in August 2019, Life and Other Inconveniences, by Kristan Higgins, is described as “A heart-wrenching page-turner told with warmth and humor.”—People Magazine (Pick of the Week)

“A rich testament to the power of second chances.”—Women’s World

A Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

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Next week, I am anticipating three March 10 releases that I have pre-ordered:

And They Called It Camelot:  A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, by Stephanie Marie Thornton

An intimate portrait of the life of Jackie O…
 
Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady—a queen in her own right.
 
But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those thousand days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.

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Then I am anticipating A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler

A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

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My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell, was an unexpected find…on another blog, of course, and I couldn’t resist adding it to my shelves.

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.

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Of course, I have other books to devour that are already on my shelves, including some review ARCs…but who can resist the shiny and new?  What are you eagerly waiting to add to your overflowing shelves?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOK LOVE…

Let’s celebrate Book Releases!  I only got one today, so far…and I had pre-ordered it, so I found it when I opened my Kindle today.

The Other Mrs., by Mary Kubica – (love her books!)

Propulsive and addictive, and perfect for fans of “You,” The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl…

She tried to run, but she can’t escape the other Mrs.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.

But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.

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What do you think?  I can’t wait to start reading it.

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On March 10, I am expecting this book, also pre-ordered:

A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler

A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don’t see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.

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What are you eagerly anticipating today…and in the weeks ahead?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKISH NEWS…

Another great day of book releases!  I already downloaded two new ones that I’ve been seeing on blogs.

American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins

“Extraordinary.”
Stephen King

“This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”
—Sandra Cisneros

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After writing about my download of American Dirt, I was tuned into CBS News when Oprah announced the novel as her new Book Club Pick.  Yay!

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And then there is Deep State, by Chris Hauty

 

Deep State is a propulsive, page-turning, compelling, fragmentation grenade of a debut thriller.” —C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wolf Pack and The Bitterroots

“The plotrings eerily true…will keep you turning the pages well into the night.” —Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and acclaimed author of The Terminal List and True Believer

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Yesterday, a package came from Amazon with the hardcover version:

The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake – this one has been out for a while, but I wanted to wait a bit…

An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes each generation makes while coming to terms with what it means to inherit the past.

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So…that starts off my day.  I am writing this at 3:33 in the morning!   What does your day look like?

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TUESDAY POTPOURRI: BOOKS, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, ETC.

Christmas is definitely showing its cheerful face; I am checking through the bins to find bits and pieces of Christmases past to enjoy again.

My little miniature tree above is one of three I used to have.  For my tiny space, I chose just one.  I like it, though, as it is quirky…with Betty Boop and Elvis among the ornaments.

In the entry way, here’s another view, in which you can see my other nods to Elvis and friends on my hall tree.

 

New Books:

I am eagerly awaiting a new release on Tuesday, December 10: Regretting You, by Colleen Hoover.

 

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

 

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Another new book has joined my stack of review ARCs:  You Are Not Alone, by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, with a release date of March 3, 2020.

 

 

The #1 Bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL deliver a thriller about a circle of friends
with deadly intentions–where trust is their weapon and revenge is their
trigger….

 

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I have my eye out for more books in the months ahead.  What are you eagerly anticipating?

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