It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #SundayPost #SundaySalon

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…

Spring is here! September 1st is the official start of Spring in Australia.

My daughter had a wonderful time on her school trip, and it actually did snow on their last day on the slopes! She has come home with yet another cold though.

Yesterday was Father’s Day and we met my parents for coffee and cake at the club. I always forget to take photos on these occasions, but I remembered this time, just as we were leaving. My parents are in the middle, my husband is on the far right being dwarfed by our boys (who are just 13 & 15), and our girls are on the left (who are 23 & 16).

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center

Going Under by Sonia Henry

The Woman In the Window by A.J. Finn

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New Posts

Review: Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Review: The Ruin (Cormac Reilly #1) by Dervla McTiernan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Review: Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Review: Going Under by Sonia Henry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

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What I’m Reading This Week

 

Reclusive Irish bookseller Shaun Ryan has always believed that his older brother, Teddy, died in a car accident. It’s only on his mother’s deathbed that he learns the truth: Teddy, who was gay, fled the Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow for New York decades earlier. Shaun finds no sign of him in New York or anywhere else–until he comes across the unsolved murder of a John Doe whose description matches Teddy’s.

Desperate for information, Shaun tracks down Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing persons cases with unidentified bodies. Through Chris’s site, a group of online cold case fanatics connect Teddy with the notorious “Boy in the Dress” murder, believed to be one of many committed by a serial killer targeting gay men.

But who are these cold case fanatics, and how do they know so much about a case that left the police and the FBI stumped? With investigators, amateurs, and one sadistic killer on a collision course, Missing Person is Sarah Lotz at her most thrilling and terrifying

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Two best friends. Eight pub quizzes. One shot at love…

There are some people who seem like they have all the answers in life. Clarrie Midwinter isn’t one of them.

At the age of 26, tomboy Clarrie is still struggling to become a ‘proper’ grown-up. She’s eternally strapped for cash, she hasn’t had a date in nearly a year and her attempts to quit smoking tend to take a nosedive after the second pint. Most annoyingly of all, her ladykiller best friend Simon just won’t stop asking her out. The only thing keeping her sane is her pub quiz team, the Mighty Morphin Flower Arrangers.

But when Simon bets her a date their team will win the quiz league, Clarrie is forced to confront what she really wants out of life – and love. Is it finally time for her to grow up?

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For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now…

Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It’s a tantalising opportunity to spend a month walking in the fresh air, napping by the fire and, of course, reading and talking about books.

But these aren’t just any books: each member has been asked to choose a book which will teach the others more about her. And with each woman facing a crossroads in her life, it turns out there’s a lot for them to learn, not just about their fellow book-clubbers, but also about themselves.

Liz Byrski has written a beautiful novel about the joy and comfort reading a good book can bring to us all.

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The gripping true story of a young law student, an unspeakable crime and a past that refuses to stay buried. When Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester Ricky Langley, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But as soon as she watches footage of Ricky talking about his crimes, she has a shocking realization: she wants him to die.

As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder delving deeper and deeper into Ricky’s difficult and unhappy childhood, she is also forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, to reckon with how her own past colours her view of this crime.

The Fact of a Body is a heart-stopping account of how crime, even the darkest and most appalling acts, can happen to any one of us. It is also proof that the truth – and how we reveal it – is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

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Thanks for stopping by!

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 04:15:31

    Happy Belated Father’s Day to your dad. You have a nice looking family!

    Most of these books are new to me but I have had my eye on Missing Person.

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  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 07:04:27

    Happy Father’s Day to your dad. What a wonderful family picture.

    As I sit here in 90+ degree Fahrenheit weather, it is hard for me to remember that it’s not summer in your part of the world. Wow. Snow, even.

    I like A Question of Us. A fun read, I bet.

    Have a lovely week!

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  3. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 07:54:30

    Great photo! I loved The Woman in the Window and Things You Save in a Fire. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  4. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 08:35:26

    Lol, you’re kicking off your spring and I’m happy dancing because it’s now autumn here! (I don’t care what the official date is, Sept 1st is autumn to me.)

    Lovely family picture!

    I like the sound of A Question of Us. I hope you enjoy!

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  5. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 10:35:20

    Love the Father’s Day picture! Glad you guys got to spend some time together!

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  6. Greg
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 10:55:19

    Nice Father’s Day pic! And happy spring! It’s starting to really feel like fall here, even though September is still usually a pretty warm month for us, but we’ve had quite the cooldown lately.

    Curious what you thought of The Woman in the Window.

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  7. Mystica
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 11:02:41

    You’ve got some lovely reads here.
    Very nice looking family.

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  8. Northwoman
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 11:48:10

    I really enjoyed The Ruin and somehow I had received it as a free audio! I have the next one on reserve at the library. I want to read Things You Save in a Fire and I have that one on hold also. Wow 4 kids. I always wanted more but it didn’t work out for various reasons. I worked too much then. My daughter is 23 so right in there with your ages. I am looking forward to autumn; hopefully a season with less extreme weather. Have a lovely week!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  9. Sarah Sammis
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 13:18:46

    Fall doesn’t officially start here until the equinox. I think that’s because we always have a few weeks of extreme heat in September. I’m looking forward to fall and the return of the rainy season. My weekly update

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  10. Kathryn
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 15:01:43

    I loved a Month of Sundays and just bought another one by her which I will read eventually. Your boys sure are tall!

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  11. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 15:38:02

    What a great photo of your family. We are heading into fall right now. I’m enjoying the cooler weather.

    A Month of Sundays looks like it will be good. Hope you have a nice week.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-sept-2.html

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  12. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 20:39:03

    What a lovely family pic! And, I’m liking Missing Person — it sounds *so* good, and added bonus, compelling mystery.

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  13. sjhigbee
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 21:20:38

    What a lovely pic of your family – and what a strong resemblance among your children:). It’s really odd to imagine as our summer continues to die, you are just moving into the hotter phase of your year… I hope it’s a good one for you! And that your daughter’s cold is soon over.

    Have a lovely week, Shelleyrae:)

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  14. Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
    Sep 02, 2019 @ 22:32:48

    What a lovely family photo. I’ve heard good things about Things You Save In a Fire by Katherine Center and have added it to my TBR list. Enjoy your new reads!

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  15. thebookishlibra
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 00:03:45

    Happy Belated Father’s Day to your Dad. That’s so great that you were all able to get together and celebrate.

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  16. thebookdisciple
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 00:08:37

    I’m glad it snowed a little on her trip. I can’t wait for snow here. Its so miserably hot. I can’t believe your boys are only 13 and 15!!!! They look so much older!

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  17. Kathy Martin
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 02:08:40

    Happy Father’s Day and great picture! All of your books sound amazing this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  18. vvb32vvb
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 05:09:56

    Looks like a good bunch of books this week. Enjoy 😉

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  19. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 05:17:08

    What a wonderful family photo!! And yay for spring!! A Month of Sundays looks really good!

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  20. Lisa
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 06:32:19

    Beautiful family pic! Have a great week!

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  21. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 08:13:08

    Yay for the first day of spring! Looks like your family had a nice day celebrating Fathers Day.

    Glad to see you enjoyed Things You Save in a Fire. I have that on hold awaiting my turn at the library. 🙂

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  22. MarthaE
    Sep 03, 2019 @ 14:17:19

    How nice to have family together for Father’s Day. And Happy Spring to you too!
    Looks like you had a good reading week. Missing Person sounds rather creepy.
    Happy … or at least Good Reading this week!

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  23. Books In Bloom
    Sep 04, 2019 @ 10:16:46

    Oh Missing Person….sounds like a good mystery! 😀 Enjoy your week.

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  24. Chai @ Like Chai Tea
    Sep 05, 2019 @ 22:27:21

    Okay that sucks, I hope your daughter’s feeling better though! Glad she didn’t have the cold during the trip. I find it adorable when the kids tend to grow taller than their parents lol it’s precious. Lovely family photo!!

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  25. Vi
    Sep 08, 2019 @ 00:49:48

    Here the first of September is the beginning of autumn *smile* Your Father´s Day picture looks great. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  26. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 15:02:42

    A Question of Us sounds super adorable!! ❤ Sounds like your daughter had too much fun! 😉

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