The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.
A busy week this week even though very little was accomplished, daily visits to the ophthalmologist for my husband meant at least an hour or two in the surgery waiting room every day which gave me time to read at least. My husband is still recovering – vision has returned to his eye which is great news, though it is still blurry, the doctor is hopeful that he will regain full vision.
Hunger Games came out on DVD this week here so I rented it to watch and really enjoyed it, I also picked up One For The Money which was sadly disappointing.
What I Read Last Week
Motherland by Amy Sohn
A Deeper Darkness by JT Ellison
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Corrupted Classics by HarperCollins Australia
No Remorse by Ian Walkley
The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier
Behind Closed Doors by JJ Marsh
(click the titles to read my reviews)
The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter ★★★
The Safety Expert by Doug Richardson ★★★
Motherland by Amy Sohn ★★
A Deeper Darkness by JT Ellison ★★★
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas ★★★★
Corrupted Classics by HarperCollins Australia ★★★
No Remorse by Ian Walkley ★★★
What I Am Reading Today
In Paula Bomer’s bold, unapologetic debut novel, a pregnant mother and wife abandons her family in search of an identity that is hers alone after she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant for the third time. She does everything a pregnant mother shouldn’t do—engaging in casual sex, drinking beer, and smoking weed—as she attempts to reclaim her sidelined career as an artist. A lacerating response to the culture of mommy blogs, helicopter parents, and “parental correctness” as well as an unflinching look at the choices women face when trying to balance art and family.
What I Plan To Read This Week
(click the covers to view at Goodreads)
Cassandra Daley has never given much thought to wildlife until she loses a PR war with a potoroo. Sacked and disgraced, she flees the city. Not for a tree-change, just a bolt hole. But small-town Beechville has other plans for her. Feral pigs, a philosopher frog and a town with a secret, could things get worse? Add one man with the sexiest way with maps she’s ever seen and they soon do. Her best friend Jessica thinks she’s been brainwashed by an RM Williams cult, and Jessica could be right. Can Cassandra reinvent herself, or will she always be a liar bird?
Eight years after the mysterious disappearance of her much-loved brother Eliot, Cate McConville finally returns to the family farm – only to discover her ageing parents want to sell it and sever her only remaining link to him. Forced back to the landscape of her childhood Cate is haunted by memories of Eliot and all that has kept her away. Determined to find her brother and retain the property, she enlists the help of family friend Mellor, her aunt Natalie, and Finchley, the man who has followed her from Sydney on a whim. All have secrets of their own to hide, but Cate senses it’s the land itself that holds the key to unlocking Eliot’s fate, and the part of her that went with him.
First he wants her … then he wants her dead. Bobbi Logan’s life and career begin to spiral downward when she comes out as a transgendered woman. But the gutsy hairdresser is determined to live her “new life” authentically, even as she is drawn into the investigation of her brutally murdered friend. The Chicago police have all but said they’re not interested in the death of a “tranny” and the media has failed to report it. As she follows a trail of evidence through the shadowy underground of the Windy City, Bobbi is led to John Strand, a seductive powerbroker. Coming face-to-face with the number one suspect can only lead to one thing … murder. But who will it be?
Meet Mina Kitchen, a forty-something single who likes to cook – and cook and cook. In fact, her zest for whipping up trays of canapés is dwarfed only by her weird luck and mountain-lion size tabby cat, Vinnie. That, and her godmom’s tendency for blackmailing new members into joining St. Bart’s. Okay, maybe Mina’s Swiffer-addicted neighbor, Vito, is a bit weird, too. As if all that wasn’t enough, Mina’s a Jersey girl transplanted in the midst of the Amish-flavored countryside of Lancaster, PA. Things get really complicated when she learns that her neighbor Vito is in a witness protection program, and her dry cleaner deals in prescription samples. Throw in a few mysterious flaming feces flingers and a fuse box labeled in Arabic, and you have a recipe for catering disorders. Kitchen Addiction! will keep you smiling when you’re not LOL-ing. Set in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you’ll find a surprising cast of characters, humorous plot twists, red herrings and actual recipes. Well, some of the recipes are real. The others you might to take with a pinch of salt, and some Tums.
Beloved, plus-sized sleuth Odelia Grey fights for her job–and her life A merger at Odelia Grey’s law firm has put her job in jeopardy. Her new, icy-cold boss, Erica Mayfield, has it in for Odelia. The humiliation and stress triples when Erica dumps Lily, her three-year-old niece, with Odelia and disappears for the weekend. The nerve Pumped for a confrontation, Odelia impulsively goes to her boss’s house in the middle of the night — and finds Erica’s sister murdered. Odelia’s madcap attempt to prove her innocence and find Erica lead her to a black market baby ring run by an unlikely crop of criminals
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