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.


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.




The Book of M by Peng Shepherd


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.


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?

10 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 16 July 2018
  1. Kay
    July 16, 2018 | 7:26 AM

    I read Sarah Pekkannen’s book some time ago – end of last year in fact. I agree with what you said about it. It did cause you to think and consider. I notice she will have a new one coming out in January with co-author Greer Hendricks. I look forward to that one.

    • Michelle
      July 20, 2018 | 1:16 PM

      I am anticipating her next collaborative effort with Greer too. I really liked their first effort.

  2. Brandie
    July 16, 2018 | 10:36 AM

    I keep seeing The Book of M…I hope it’s a good one!

    • Michelle
      July 20, 2018 | 1:23 PM

      It is taking me a long time to read it. I haven’t figured out if that is due to the book or my mood when trying to read it.

  3. Kami
    July 16, 2018 | 1:56 PM

    What is the game called?

    • Michelle
      July 20, 2018 | 1:40 PM

      Homescapes…to my ever-loving shame.

  4. Rochelle
    July 17, 2018 | 8:26 AM

    I’m intrigued by the Book of M-definitely can’t wait to read what you think of it (i have a slight issue with a lot of library holds coming in at the same time so can’t get to Book of M just yet).
    I finished The Outsider last week. I thought it was just ok. King books are always hit or miss with me (11/22/63 is one of my favorite books of all time but many others of his I thought were mediocre).

    • Michelle
      July 20, 2018 | 3:03 PM

      I love King’s books. I have only listened to them though. I wonder if that makes a difference in enjoyment.

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