It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 16 July 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 16 July 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

It was not the greatest reading week; I found myself drawn into a new game on my phone instead. However, the books I read were good ones, so the week was not a total loss.


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

Marisha Pessl’s newest novel is phenomenal. There is so much to it that I could see it being a fantastic book club selection. Between the Neverworld, the mystery, the group dynamics, the boarding school, life and death, and wealth’s privileges, the discussions one could have are endless. I was thoroughly engrossed by the story and cannot stop thinking about what Ms. Pessl has to say about living. I hope others pick this one up to read and love it as much as I did.

Molly Harper is a comfort read, and I adore the McCready family. Enough said.

I have heard some rather negative things about Sarah Pekkanen’s latest novel. However, I really liked it. Its subject is not an easy one, by any means, but I like how honest she is about marriages and life. The fact of the matter is that marriage is hard, and when you have children and have been together for a while, it is so easy to stop seeing your partner. I like how she does not excuse adultery, but I like how she tackles this very sticky subject. It made me think about the state of my own marriage; any time a book affords you an opportunity to reflect on your own life makes said book a good one in my mind.


DID NOT FINISH:

Nothing


CURRENT READ:

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Outsider by Stephen King

This is going to take an eternity for me to finish at my current listening speed, but I can’t not listen to it.


NEXT UP:

June Review Copies:

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock Providence by Caroline Kepnes The Dependents by Katherine Dion My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas Remind Me Again What Happened by Joanna Luloff


So, what are you reading?

Sunday Reflections – 15 July 2018

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Happy Sunday (and happy, happy birthday to my dad)! As I said on Friday, it has been quite the month. I have no desire to rehash it again because I still question how I managed to do everything. In fact, just thinking about it brings back those feelings of complete panic, chaos, and total exhaustion….

What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 7 July 2018

People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of…

Fabulous Friday – 13 July 2018

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week. ******************** EXHAUSTED – The last three weeks were strangely hectic, but that ends today. Thank….

These vampires are disappointingly bloodless

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal

Genre: Supernatural Thriller Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher from NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “This panoramic fictional oral history begins with one small mystery: the body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, disappears from the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to…

When suspense stories go bad

Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

Genre: Suspense; Mystery; Young Adult Publication Date: 5 June 2018 Source: Publisher from NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Ari Sullivan is alive–for now. She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person…

Nora does it again

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

Genre: Suspense; Thriller; Romance Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher Synopsis from the Publisher: “It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 9 July 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 9 July 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover! What…

First loves and family mysteries

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Genre: Young Adult; Romance Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other….

A new must-buy author

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 29 May 2018 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to…