It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

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

I’m also linking to The Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer

And the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

Life…

It’s been another quiet week, with not much variance in the routine except my son was home sick from school for a few days, and I attended parent/teacher night for my daughter, who is doing very well so far this year. She is in the top 5 for every class, and came first in Chemistry, Ancient History and Art.

School holidays start next week so we have a few end-of-term things on. My middle son and daughter are part of an acapella singing group at school and have a performance this Wednesday night, and the mid year academic award ceremony for the juniors are on Thursday and I’ve received an invitation, which means at least one of the boys have earned an award.

If you reside in Australia, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a print copy of All That Impossible Space by Anna Morgan, it could be a great read for you or the teen in your life.

GO HERE TO ENTER

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun by Tory Bilski

The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

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New Posts

Review: While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus

Review: The Boy in the Photo by Nicole Trope

Review: The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

Review & Giveaway: All That Impossible Space by Anna Morgan

Review: The Baby Doctor by Fiona McArthur

Stuff on Sunday: In Case You Missed It…June 2019

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What I’m Reading This Week

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop.

A panicked stranger calls your phone.

Your child has been kidnapped.

The stranger then explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger.

The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child – within 24 hours.

Your child will be released only when the next victim’s parents kidnap yet another child.

And most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don’t kidnap a child, or if the next parents don’t kidnap a child, your child will be murdered.

You are now part of The Chain.

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“How far would you go to get your daughter back?

It’s been twelve months since Alison Miller-Juul’s world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, drowned. Twelve months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it’s still only the vodka and pills that seem to work.

Alison no longer cares about anything. She can’t smile at her step-son, she can’t answer her friends’ texts, she can’t even look at her husband. All Alison wants is Amalie back.

Then she learns that the girl who received her daughter’s heart lives just a few streets away. Unlike Amalie, this girl has a future. She’s alive because Amalie’s heart beats for her. And in the darkest recess of Alison’s brain, an idea begins to take shape…

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Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm – he milks the cows, harvests the apples, looks after the sheep – but Tom’s been lonely since his wife Trudy left, taking little Peter with her to go join the holy rollers.

Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew – and the most vivid person – Tom has ever met. When she asks him to move in, and help her build Australia’s most beautiful bookshop, Tom dares to believe they could make each other happy.

But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a battle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.

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The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.

In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.

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Thanks for stopping by!

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beware Of The Reader
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 03:32:10

    Let’s hope the holiday arrives soon!!! Waiting for them too LOL

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  2. Patty Magyar
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 03:46:01

    You mus bevery proud of your children!

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  3. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 04:50:11

    You kids have done well! Congratulations!

    Anything with bookshop in the title catches my attention. I hope you enjoy this one.

    Have a great week!

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  4. Greg
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 05:35:44

    Congrats to your son and daughter! How exciting!!

    Wow, The Chain sounds like a trip.

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  5. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 05:58:12

    Sounds like your kids are doing well!

    Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered sounds like an interesting read. Hope you enjoyed The Bride Test. 🙂

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  6. kozbisa
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 06:01:58

    *applause, applause* You’re daughter is a scholastic beast. Good for her! And, the boys are doing fabulous things too. That’s wonderful! Hope you all enjoy your holiday.

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  7. Jackie
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 06:17:54

    Omg! is in response to The Chain. Wow, that is disturbing, isn’t it? my kind of book ;p. Congrats to your girl getting an award possibly. Now that I haven’t been in school for decades it is all so confusing to me.
    My Sunday Post

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  8. Kathryn
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 06:31:50

    Your children are doing so well. Which is awesome. I think we have school holidays coming up in a week too. Since I retired I don’t watch the holidays with the same glee! I think my pick from the books would be The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted, and I just realised I have an e-arc of it with a different cover. Funny how covers make me more interested, although I was going on the little summary.

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  9. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 08:48:57

    School holidays are the end of July for me… Can’t wait to book some days off and do fun things with the kiddo!

    Hope you have a good week.

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  10. alisbooks
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 10:08:36

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted sounds interesting. I don’t remember seeing it before.

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  11. Sarah Sammis
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 10:45:20

    We’re on summer break up here until the end of August. My weekly update

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  12. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 10:49:34

    The Chain looks suspenseful. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week.

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  13. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 11:00:05

    Comgrats to your daughter! She must be so happy!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  14. Mystica
    Jul 01, 2019 @ 12:18:11

    I’m just glad I could access your blog today.

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  15. Kathy Martin
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 00:29:58

    You are reading quite an interesting assortment of books. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  16. Lisa
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 00:35:07

    I read The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted recently — can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  17. *Flora*
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 01:01:37

    Hope your son is back to full health now, Shelleyrae. I’m counting down the weeks till school holidays – 24th July and counting! Lol!

    Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads.

    Flora
    Here’s my Sunday Post

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  18. lakesidemusing
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 02:11:50

    Sometimes quieter more routine weeks are the best! Good luck with all the end-of-term activities and congratulations on the award… you must be very proud!

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  19. Marti (Bookish Treats)
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 02:11:55

    Congratulations to your children! It sounds exciting. Stay sexy and don’t get murdered sounds really interesting.

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  20. BiteIntoBooks (@BiteIntoBooks)
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 02:23:29

    The Heart Keeper looks great, I will keep my eyes open for that one.

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  21. Yvonne
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 04:42:25

    I hope your son is feeling better. I’m looking forward to reading The Heart Keeper. Have a great week!

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  22. Vicki
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 05:18:58

    My grandson and grandaughter have both been sick in the last ffew weeks but are better now, I hope your son is too. I see some book titles I want to check out. Congratulations to your son and daughter.

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  23. thebookishlibra
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 09:34:30

    Congrats to your children. That’s really impressive about your daughter. I hope you and your family enjoy the upcoming holiday!

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  24. Wendy @ Falconer's Library
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 09:38:21

    The Chain reminds me of the old Roald Dahl story about stopping smoking. I kind of want to read it and I’m kind of terrified.

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  25. jolenewilsonblog
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 11:07:11

    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted sounds really good! Enjoy the holidays!

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  26. lindytgomez
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 13:04:01

    I hope your son is feeling better! It sounds like so much fun to get your kids sing in an acapella performance! Happy Reading!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  27. Tressa @ Wishful Endings
    Jul 02, 2019 @ 17:45:13

    The Bride Test is on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I can’t seem to ever get to tall the books I own, and I need to do something about that. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

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  28. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Jul 03, 2019 @ 21:58:56

    I hope your son is feeling better! And the acapella group sounds fun. 🙂

    I can’t wait to read Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered! I’m taking a solo trip at the end of the month though, so I am going to wait until I get home. LOL. Have a great week!

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  29. Lola
    Jul 07, 2019 @ 05:49:06

    That sounds nice you had a mostly quit week and some end of the year things going on for your kids. That’s awesome one of your boys won an award. Enjoy your reads!

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