I didn’t post my weekly recap last Monday, so this post will be for the last two weeks!
I. Cannot. Believe. It’s. Almost. June! Hope you’re having a great weekend – we have a holiday today, Memorial Day which is about honoring our fallen soldiers. 🇺🇸
Since my last Monday post…
Book Reviews posted for 2️⃣ books.
I’ve read 6️⃣ books over the last two weeks! All very different and compelling reads.
🆕 Tiny by Kim Hooper | What happens to three people who are grieving? One person wants to simplify and considers a “Tiny” house. A heartbreaking yet hopeful new release by a local OC author.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer | Six friends meet at summer camp and form life long friendships. Beautiful writing and a new fave author.
🆕 The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter | Another brilliant book in the Will Trent series from the twisted and fascinating mind of Karin Slaughter. Thank you #netgalley
The Scribbled Victims by Robert Tomoguchi| A polished and original vampire story that’s dark and intense and surprisingly touching. Look for an interview and full review from this talented OC author posted soon.
🆕 Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers | This impressive new title is about two women who are desperate to change their lives and lose weight. Here my review.
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe | I enjoyed this nonfiction read of a man who has a book club with his dying mother. They discuss their books during her chemo sessions and he shares insight into her extraordinary life and passions.
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I’m trying to get ahead on several promised reviews, including these three below. Have you read any of these beautiful titles?
The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King | A captivating novel of Renaissance Italy detailing the mysterious life of Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef to several popes and author of one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time, and the nephew who sets out to discover his late uncle’s secrets- including the identity of the noblewoman Bartolomeo loved until he died.
Another Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow | In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham’s star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career is slowly drowning in booze. But the once-famous author, desperate to make money penning scripts for the silver screen, is charismatic enough to attract the gorgeous Miss Graham, a woman who exposes the secrets of others while carefully guarding her own.
Ashes in a Coconut by Bo Kearns | To save her marriage, Laura Harrison accompanies her husband Jack to Indonesia where he is to take over as president of troubled bank; but when her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.
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The Week Ahead
Summer starts soon and there’s a lot I want to get done before the kids get out of school. June is a busy month so my goal is to get a lot prewritten and prescheduled so I can enjoy the summer! I’ve got lists about my lists! What to you do to get ahead with your blogging?
Have a great week!
#IMWAYR is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to recap your weekend and plan your reading goals for the week ahead.
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