HUMP DAY READING: CURRENT, PAST, & FUTURE READING

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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?

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Currently Reading:

I am thoroughly immersed in Karin Slaughter’s The Kept Woman, “a thriller that’s part True Detective, part The Girl On The Train. All parts gripping.”

 

 

 

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Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.

Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.

The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.

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I haven’t read any of the previous Will Trent books, but so far, I’m finding myself caught up in the action, and the author gives us just enough back story to stay connected.

 

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JUST FINISHED:

So far this week, I’ve read and reviewed two books: 

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton (click title for review)

 

 

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Spelling It Like It Is, by Tori Spelling (click for my review)

 

 

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

I discovered an upcoming release that I must get my hands on…so, of course, I requested it from NetGalley.  Release Date:  1/10/17.

The Sleepwalker, by Chris Bohjalian, the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room; here comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

 

 

 

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When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee’s disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee’s husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs’ Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee’s disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?
Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

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What is your week like so far?  What books are keeping you engaged, and which ones are calling out to you?

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27 thoughts on “HUMP DAY READING: CURRENT, PAST, & FUTURE READING

  1. I think I’ve enjoyed every Diane Keaton movie I ever saw. She just lights up the screen.

    I’ve read only one story in the anthology I hoped to read this week so looks like I’ll be reading it next week as well. I listened to one book: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Everyone should read this book. Very readable – important information.

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    • So have I, Mary….and it’s weird, because it was the mid-1970s before I’d even heard of her. I went to see some of her movies and was hooked. I’ve been a fan ever since.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Being Mortal does sound like something important to read.

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    • I’ve only read a couple of Bohjalian’s books, but his book The Guest Room was a favorite of mine for last year. I have a good feeling about The Sleepwalker. Thanks for stopping by, Brandie…and I am loving my first Will Trent book.

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  2. This is the first I’ve heard of Diane Keaton’s book. Glad you liked it, and I’ll try to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for the rec and for stopping by Haphazard Bookshelves 🙂

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    • I had noticed the Diane Keaton book when it first came out, but wanted a hardcover book…so I waited, and then found it on the bargain table at Barnes & Noble. Now it’s a keeper. Thanks for visiting, Agnes, and enjoy your reading.

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