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?



The Cutaway, by Christina Kovac, is a striking debut that will haunt you long after you reach the last page.





Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (click for my review), a riveting book with characters that resonated with me.





I’m excited about an upcoming release that I can’t wait to get on my shelf:  Every Last Lie, by Mary Kubica, the author of Good Girl, Don’t You Cry, & Pretty Baby, will be released on June 27, 2017.


Blurb:  Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.


What does your reading world look like this week?



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Welcome to Hump Day Potpourri, today’s venue for Waiting on Wednesday.  Check out Jill, at Breaking the Spine, to see all the other books we’re awaiting.

Today I’m waiting for a release from a favorite author, Barbara Delinsky, whose newest book, Sweet Salt Air, will be released on June 18.


On Quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air


Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees.


But what both women don’t know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. For Nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. For Charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole’s friendship, but could also free her to love again. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own.


Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague…


What are you waiting for?  Come on by and let’s chat about our upcoming reads.






Now that the holidays are behind us, what thoughts of the upcoming year insert themselves into your dreams?

I know that I am vowing to read more books from my stacks and from the library, thus avoiding the downward spiral of the whole bookshelf-toppling thing.

But we can still load up our gadgets, can’t we?  Sparky is welcoming the downloads, and I just went online to order a book due out in May…from an author whose previous book was so captivating that it was a favorite of mine last year. (Saving CeeCee Honeycutt). (click for my review).

Looking for Me, by Beth Hoffman, is that book.


What drew me to this book, other than my enjoyment of Hoffman’s prose?  Well, the cover for one thing.  And then there’s this blurb:

A Southern novel of family and antiques from the bestselling author of the beloved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Beth Hoffman’s sparkling bestselling debut Saving CeeCee Honeycutt won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now, she rekindles her flair for evocative Southern settings and the inimitable eccentrics in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky.  She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and opens her own graciously-appointed shop in Charleston. Breathing new life into these discarded objects gives Teddi purpose, but has never alleviated the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to find him. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last.

Looking for Me is an unforgettable novel that is full of Hoffman’s signature heart and humor—and a grown-up love story to boot. It is destined to make her a bestselling novelist readers will want to read again and again as they have with Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, and Dorothea Benton Frank.


I can’t wait to read this one!  I’ll be featuring it on posts from now until its release.

As for the present—yes, we have to read while waiting for new books!—I’m enjoying Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson; this is my second read from this author, and I borrowed the book from the library (see, I’m following some of my rules!).


I excerpted from this book in my Tuesday Sparks:  Intros/Teasers post.

And next, I’ll be reading another author that is relatively new to me; I read one previous book from his works (Midwives).  My up-next read is:  The Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian.


What current or upcoming reads are capturing your book love this weekend?