HUMP DAY READING: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE….

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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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I am reading The Perfect Girl, by Gilly MacMillan, a review book from Amazon Vine.  Loving it so far.

 

 

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The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us…

“Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby

“A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters – for anyone who loved Girl on the Train, it’s a must read.”
— Rosamund Lupton

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Seems I’m on the “perfect” theme, as my last book was The Perfect Neighbors, by Sarah Pekkanen (click for my review), an e-ARC from NetGalley, to be released July 5.

 

 

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What am I eagerly awaiting?  I just discovered Jennifer Weiner’s newest, and I’ve bookmarked it.  It is a memoir, sort of, with a collection of essays on topics relevant to her own personal experiences.  It is Hungry Heart:  Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.

 

 

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You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and “an unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Here, in her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of essays on womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron.

Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (“a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot”) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist.

No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom’s late-in-life lesbianism, and her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter’s use of the f-word—fat­­—for the first time, Jennifer dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.

By turns hilarious and deeply touching, Hungry Heart is about yearning and longing, love and loss, and a woman who searched for her place in the world—and found it as a storyteller.

Coming October 11, 2016.

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What does your Hump Day look like?  Come on by and share, please!

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IT’S HUMP DAY: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN 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, I am reading I Let You Go, by Claire Mackintosh.

 

 

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On a rainy afternoon, a mother’s life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . .

I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car accident that plays again and again in her mind and desperate to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past.
 
At the same time, the novel tracks the pair of Bristol police investigators trying to get to the bottom of this hit-and-run. As they chase down one hopeless lead after another, they find themselves as drawn to each other as they are to the frustrating, twist-filled case before them. Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner, says, “I read I Let You Go in two sittings; it made me cry (at least twice), made me gasp out loud (once), and above all made me wish I’d written it . . . a stellar achievement.”

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My last read was one I thoroughly enjoyed as well:  Wilde Lake, by Laura Lippman – (click for my review).  A story of how the past informs the future, and how secrets and lies can change everything. 

 

 

 

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Up next?  I have a couple of possibilities, but I’m thinking I’ll read an e-ARC from NetGalley called The Girls, by Emma Cline; and then I’ll read another one called All the Missing Girls, by Megan Miranda, also an e-ARC.

 

 

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Here is a book I am eagerly awaiting…an October 4, 2016, release:  Fractured, by Catherine McKenzie.

 

 

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Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.

We know where you live…

After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie’s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly.

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What does your Wednesday look like?  Come on by and leave your links, please.

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