This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found .
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I am almost thanking my health issues for helping me read so much in the past week. “Almost” only because it allowed me to read, but I could not gather enough energy to write reviews, which means I need to clear the backlog again. Still, 4 books in a week is a record for me!
～ The Maze Runner, James Dashner
Why so much hate about this book? Expect praise for the book and a big rant on the movie once I am done struggling with the review!
～ Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich
Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet.
As a result of bad health and bad luck, I had to retrieve my Stephanie Plum story from my secret stash. As a result of me flying through the book, I need to buy a new one so I don’t find myself without a story when I need it.
～ The Reflections of Queen Snow White, David Meredith
I happily announce this book did not disappoint me. Surprised me? Yes. Definitely. Okay, it was not difficult because I did not know what to expect, but still, making a girl like me enjoy anything related to fairy-tales is an exploit. It even inspired me for my previous post. The review is on its way.
～ The Fourteen Day Soul Detox, Rita Stradling
In the next fourteen days, I plan to:
1) Cut back on my coffee intake.
2) Gain some of my weight back.
3) Start getting some exercise again (aside from having sex with Cameron). Yoga? I don’t know.
5) Take on my daughter’s school board.
6) Sell my coffee shop.
7) Go on a date with that hunky single dad from my daughter’s school.
8) Stop wearing my wedding ring.
9) Spread my husband’s ashes.
10) Forgive the woman who killed him.
11) Stop sleeping with her ex-husband.
12) Remember what love feels like.
13) Be happy.
This was absolutely not on my schedule. I was checking my twitter feed when a tweet appeared to let people know the book was available on NetGalley. I liked the title. I read it in one sitting. I am happy I did it. I was much less happy when I realized the book was the first in a series. I will remember to check this next time I pick something on the spur of the moment.
≈ Now ≈ The Sister, Louise Jensen
“I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me …”
Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.
When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.
But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?
There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller.
Psychological thrillers are among my favorite genres so I am very excited to start The Sister today. Read that blurb and tell me you are not curious!
∨ Next ∨ Black Widow, Christopher Brookmyre
Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.
Then she meets Peter. He’s kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow…
Black Widow was not supposed to be read so early, but a comment by Linda @ crimeworm.wordpress.com convinced me to bump it up to the top of my TBR list.
What are you reading this week? 🙂