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?
Last week was difficult in terms of sticking to a book…in the end, I read two books. One of the ones I was trying to read last week was Two If by Sea, by Jacquelyn Mitchard.
After reading my two books last week, and two more this week, I resumed that book…and now I am 2/3 of the way finished. Maybe I’ll get to the end after all!
I am also reading:
The Murder Game (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple.
Ten years working as a prosecutor have left Meredith Delay jaded and unsure of what she wants out of life. She’s good at her job, but it haunts her. Her boyfriend wants her to commit, but she keeps him at arm’s length. Then Meredith is assigned to a high-profile prosecution involving the violent murder of a fallen hockey star. At first, it appears to be just another case to work. But when her old friend Julian is accused of the murder, it takes on a whole new dimension….
I’m off to a better start this week, and have read and reviewed two books so far:
Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vance (click for my review)
And earlier today, I finished reading and reviewing Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishman (click for my review).
I am excited about a book that is heading my way from Amazon Vine:
Little Deaths, by Emma Flint
Synopsis: It’s 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone–a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress–wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy’s body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.’s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth.
As police investigate the murders, the detritus of Ruth’s life is exposed. Seen through the eyes of the cops, the empty bourbon bottles and provocative clothing which litter her apartment, the piles of letters from countless men and Ruth’s little black book of phone numbers, make her a drunk, a loose woman–and therefore a bad mother. The lead detective, a strict Catholic who believes women belong in the home, leaps to the obvious conclusion: facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children’s lives.
Pete Wonicke is a rookie tabloid reporter who finagles an assignment to cover the murders. Determined to make his name in the paper, he begins digging into the case. Pete’s interest in the story develops into an obsession with Ruth, and he comes to believe there’s something more to the woman whom prosecutors, the press, and the public have painted as a promiscuous femme fatale. Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim of circumstance–or is there something more sinister at play?
I hope that my reading slump has ended…and that I will enjoy all of these books. What does your week look like?