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?
This Must Be the Place, by Maggie O’Farrell, has kept me engaged so far. Daniel Sullivan is the MC, but there are numerous other characters: family members and relationships from the past, as well as the present, and so far, we are diving into them one by one, which makes it hard to really connect to any one character. Short snippets about each of his kids, from whom he has been separated for years, and moments in the present that spotlight his challenging life with his reclusive actress wife, are what I’m discovering so far. I hope to finish it today.
Finished This Week So Far:
The Girls of August, by Anne Rivers Siddons (click for my review) was an enjoyable read about friendship, loss, and finding ways to heal the broken bonds. Not my favorite from this author, but I gave it four stars.
Leave Me, by Gayle Forman, was a NetGalley read that will be released on September 6. Can I just say I LOVED it? Click the title for my review of this book that earned 5 stars from me. A multi-tasking woman with a fast-paced career, active home life with four year old twins, and a husband who always works late and does little around the house. Now imagine that woman having a heart attack…and needing help for once.
What Am I Eagerly Anticipating?
I have become a Robyn Carr fan only recently, so I am always eager to read more from her back list…but also every upcoming release. Therefore, when I found The Life She Wants is coming on September 27, I had to bookmark it.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to fund a lavish life in New York City and, although she was never involved in the business, Emma bears the burden of her husband’s crimes. She is left with nothing.
Only one friend stands by her, a friend she’s known since high school, who encourages her to come home to Sonoma County. But starting over isn’t easy, and Sonoma is full of unhappy memories, too. And people she’d rather not face, especially Riley Kerrigan.
Riley and Emma were like sisters—until Riley betrayed Emma, ending their friendship. Emma left town, planning to never look back. Now, trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma can’t escape her husband’s reputation and is forced to turn to the last person she thought she’d ever ask for help—her former best friend. It’s an uneasy reunion as both women face the mistakes they’ve made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other—and themselves—can each of them find the life she wants.
This one has the ingredients I love in a book. A tragedy, rediscovering friendships, starting over, and moving beyond betrayal.
That’s my week so far. What does yours look like?