The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.
I am currently camping with my family in the middle of the bush with no cell/internet service to celebrate the Australia Day long weekend. Hopefully I am lazing around the campsite, watching my children play with a book in one hand after a cool dip in the river!
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What I Read Last Week
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
Rough Diamond by Kathryn Ledson
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata
Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Posts this week
(click the titles to read my reviews)
Review: Rescue Heat by Nina Hamilton ★★1/2
Review: Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman ★★★1/2
Review: The History of The Present Illness by Louise Aronson ★★★★
Review: The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee ★★★
Review: The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata ★★★★★
Review: The Goblin King by Shona Husk ★★★
What I Am Reading Today
A heart-warming story of love, friendship and forgiveness – and the crazy twists of fate that shape our lives… Hannah and India are new best friends. Although true friendship means always telling each other the truth, doesn’t it…? Hannah, you see, is running from her life back in Sydney. Now in London, she’s trying to put the past behind her, and finding this amazing new friend is a positive step forward. If only she could stop punishing herself for what she did. India knows Hannah is hiding something big, and she’s determined to figure it out. Fast. Because India has a secret of her own… One that is currently sealed in a love letter that’s making its journey across Europe in the most unconventional way. Before it reaches its destination, can India help Hannah learn to forgive herself? And will Hannah wake up and realise that India needs rescuing too …?
What I Plan To Read This Week
(click the covers to view at Goodreads)
When paramedics Jane and Alex encounter a man refusing to get out of his crashed car with bystanders saying he deliberately drove into a pole, it looks like a desperate cry for help. His frantic claim that someone is out to get him adds to their thinking that he is delusional. Later that day he is found dead under a train in what might be a suicide, but Jane is no longer so sure…Detective Ella Marconi shares Jane’s doubts, which are only compounded when the case becomes increasingly tangled. Then, just when she thinks she’s closing in on the right person, a shocking turn of events puts more people in danger and might just see the killer slip through her hands.
This is a story of love without sex and sex without love. It describes what happens when a capable, passionate woman tries to flee the pain of having loved and lost too much. Bernie hadn’t been looking for love. Recently divorced, she has her children, her writing and her house on a hill near Byron Bay. Then Jack comes back into her life. What starts as the reunion of two old friends turns into an intense affair. Their love is fuelled by the fevered exchange of emails and texts. Bernie is free, but Jack is married and it soon becomes clear he won’t leave his family to follow his heart. Bernie seeks solace in the strange world of internet chatrooms, where she encounters men hungry for her in a way that Jack is not. Virtual sex is addictive and it’s never enough. Before long, Bernie is meeting up with her online pursuers, and engaging in acts of increasingly deviant and dangerous sex — whatever it takes to feel desired. Losing February describes, in sometimes disturbingly graphic detail, what happens when a strong, energetic, capable woman in her early 40s completely loses her sense of self and mistakes grief for punishment.
A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems… Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her crippled father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth words are as lethal as his movie-star smile. Except Paige can’t help noticing that, for a city-boy, Tait seems unexpectedly at home on the land. And he does ask a lot of questions… It doesn’t matter how much he helps out or how much laughter he brings into her life, she soon suspects he is harbouring a big secret – the real reason he has come to Banora Downs…
Raven is having a rough day. All he wants to do is sit in his belltower, marvel over his treasures and revel in his own magnificence. But if it isn’t pesky pigeons and beady-eyed weatherhens annoying him, it’s those humans tramping about among his grave. Soon he’s forced to deal with a man stuck up a tree, a lovesick scarecrow and an ancient ghost who doesn’t understand his job description. And re-unite a little girl with her dead brother. And uncover a thief. The list never ends for a raven of his pedigree. But perhaps the raven will find that all these types have got something to offer him. What the Raven Saw is a story about one cranky raven, one extraordinary churchyard and the songs that inhabit both.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be along to visit you when I get back!