It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at BookDate

 

Life…

It’s been a relatively uneventful week, I’m slowly getting back into the habit of blogging. I’m still finding using WordPress on my iPad awkward, but I’m enjoying rekindling my passion for reading, and reconnecting with old friends, and new. 

Incidentally, I’m not actually *here* today, I’m several hundred kilometres from home attending my aunt’s funeral (thankyou for your condolences last week), so it may be a few days til I can drop by.

 

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What I’ve Read This Week…

 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huong 

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

I Owe you One by Sophie Kinsella 

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New Posts

 

Review: The Dry by Jane Harper ★★★★1/2

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Review: The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker ★★★1/2

Review: Peeing in the Bush by Adeline Loh ★★★

Review: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett ★★★1/2

Stuff on Sunday: Book to TV adaptions to binge watch.

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What I’m Reading This Week

What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past?

How far would you go to save someone you loved?

These are just two of the fateful choices a woman must face in this highly original and hauntingly evocative detective story of love and loss.

At the core of the enigmatic Stella’s story, past and present, is a mystery she is compelled to solve, a beautiful young woman who went missing fifty years ago – and a tragedy much closer to home she must try to prevent.

As Stella unravels the dark secrets of her family’s past and her own, it becomes clear that everyone remembers the past differently and the small choices we make every day can change our future irrevocably.

This utterly original, gripping and mind-bending tale will stay with you long after the last page.

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A heartwarming and magical tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love, from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

Henri Skinner is on his way to meet his teenage son, Sam, for the first time when he is hit by a car after rescuing a child from drowning. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams about his childhood and the secrets that have kept him from his son. Sam reads about it in the newspaper – his father is a hero, now in a coma in hospital.

After the accident, Sam waits by Henri’s bedside every day. Due to a condition called synaesthesia, Sam can sense things the doctors can’t – he can see the colours of his father’s thoughts and dreams. At the hospital he also meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, another coma patient and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family.

The Book of Dreams is a beautiful, bittersweet story about what love means: the exquisite stirrings of first love, the love between fathers and sons, friendship and family, life, death – and making peace with the past in order to find a future.

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An unexpected gift left at her daughter’s fifth birthday party in the form of a little girl pitches Sydney mum Lisa Wheeldon into events both hilarious and life-changing.

Liane Moriarty meets Marian Keyes with a touch of Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap in this hilarious, touching and clever novel that asks what wouldn’t you do to save a child?

Be careful what you wish for…

Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants – except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing.

On the surface, Ava’s fifth birthday party seems the ideal opportunity for Lisa to meet her daughter’s new kindergarten friends – all 32 of them! But from beginning to end, the day is a complete nightmare, capped off by the discovery of a little girl hiding in the Wheeldon’s backyard. At first, Lisa reasons that Ellie’s mum is running late. But when they open a gift from the mysterious little girl, it becomes clear her mother has no intention of returning at all…

What sort of mother abandons her child? And why has she chosen the Wheeldons?

Together, Lisa and her sister Jamie launch their own efforts to find the missing mum, a journey that will force Lisa to face her past, Jamie to confront her future and see both embroiled with angry exes, pragmatic fortune-tellers, Russian mobsters and a hyena pack of yummy mummies.

A journey that will force Lisa to rethink all she knows about being a good mother.

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In a quiet farming town somewhere in country New South Wales, war is brewing.

The last few years have been punishingly dry, especially for the farmers, but otherwise, it’s all Neralie Mackintosh’s fault. If she’d never left town then her ex, the hapless but extremely eligible Mitchell Bishop, would never have fallen into the clutches of the truly awful Mandy, who now lords it over everyone as if she owns the place.

So, now that Neralie has returned to run the local pub, the whole town is determined to reinstate her to her rightful position in the social order. But Mandy Bishop has other ideas. Meanwhile the head of the local water board – Glenys ‘Gravedigger’ Dingle – is looking for a way to line her pockets at the expense of hardworking farmers already up to their eyes in debt. And Mandy and Neralie’s war may be just the chance she was looking for…

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn
    Apr 01, 2019 @ 09:52:28

    Ah another book by Nina George, I must mark that on GR.I can’t imagine what it would be like on an iPad to work on WordPress, a little more challenging I’d say. I like my Mac Air for anything internet related. Hope the funeral was a good celebration of your aunt’s life.

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  2. Greg
    Apr 01, 2019 @ 13:26:58

    I have a hard time blogging on my phone or tablet. And The Year of the Farmer sounds like a good read!

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  3. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf
    Apr 01, 2019 @ 21:26:04

    I absolutely loved The Year of the Farmer. I hope you do too.

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  4. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 03:25:08

    I”m so sorry to hear about your aunt. I hope the funeral was a chance to remember her with joy as well as sadness.

    The Book of Dreams sounds lovely! I haven’t read the author’s first book yet, but it’s on my want-to-read list.

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  5. Mystica
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 03:37:11

    Interesting selection of reads. Lots of genres covered. Makes for a nice mix.

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  6. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 03:50:42

    I have to be at my laptop to blog, so kudos to you for being able to blog from your tablet! It really limits me as to when and where I can blog. I should practice from my tablet more. Lol.

    Peeing in the Bush sounds like a really fun read! I love travel memoirs!! I am definitely adding it to my TBR.

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  7. Kathy Martin
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 05:14:53

    The Lost Girls does sound good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  8. Stephanie Jane
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 07:37:01

    I was a bit underwhelmed by The Little Paris Bookshop so probably won’t get to this Nina George any time soon, but my OH has both your Jane Harper books and loved them so I must try to pick up at least one of them soon!

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  9. lindytgomez
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 10:06:50

    Welcome back to book blogging! I just came back in the middle of March ands am trying to adjust to reading, reviewing and blogging again too. I’m sorry to here about the passing of your aunt 😦 The Kiss Quotient is a book I’ve been eyeballing 🙂 The Book of Dreams looks good! I love that book cover!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  10. thebookishlibra
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 10:35:53

    I’ve never tried using WordPress on my iPad. I have a feeling I’d be pretty clumsy with it, especially since I already struggle on my laptop, lol. Your upcoming reads sound great. I hope you enjoy them all!

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  11. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 10:57:06

    I really loved the Kiss Quotient. Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  12. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 11:45:49

    Glad you are getting back into blogging and hope you have plenty of reading time this week.

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  13. Yvonne
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 11:48:31

    Sounds like you’ve been busy. I hope you have a great week!

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  14. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 11:56:30

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Sophie Kinsella book. I love her books, but I haven’t read that one yet.

    I’m sorry about the passing of your aunt.

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  15. Sarah Sammis
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 12:11:57

    I’m sorry for your loss. My weekly updates

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  16. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Apr 02, 2019 @ 13:14:42

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Funerals are tough!

    Loved The Dry and Force of Nature! I need to finish the Arcadia Bell series! I think I have two books left. The Lost Girls sounds really good. Happy reading, and thank you for visiting my blog! 🙂

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  17. thebookdisciple
    Apr 03, 2019 @ 07:55:17

    I can’t blog from my iPad. I just can’t seem to get used to it. I need a keyboard I guess!?

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  18. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Apr 03, 2019 @ 13:16:17

    I’m not much of a fan of working on a tablet either. I need my laptop. Thinking of you while you’re away at your funeral. I pray you have a safe trip.

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  19. herding cats
    Apr 05, 2019 @ 04:00:18

    Oh that would make blogging harder. I hope you had a safe trip. Sorry to hear of your loss.

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  20. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 23:35:14

    The book of dreams sounds wonderful!
    Safe travels and, as odd as it may sound, I hope the service is lovely send off for your aunt.

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