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

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Life…

School holidays begin today. We don’t have any plans, my husband has work as usual, as does my oldest, who is still healing but doing much better. My other daughter has study plans as the HSC trials are next term, and the boys will keep themselves busy.

I need to do some catching up, I’m at least two weeks behind in reading and reviewing.

 

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

 

The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Love & Other Crimes by Sara Paretsky

 

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New Posts…

Review: Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton

Review: The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon

Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge: Monthly Spotlight #6

Six Degrees of Separation: What I Loved to The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

At the bottom of the world, there is an island. It is a land of rugged wilderness, of ice and snow and blistering heat … They say extinct tigers still roam there. They say other things roam, too.

When a school group of teenage girls go missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Not long ago, six young girls went missing in the area of those dangerous bluffs, and the legends of ‘the Hungry Man’ still haunt locals to this day.

Now, authorities can determine that the teacher, Eliza Ellis, was knocked unconscious, so someone on the mountain was up to foul play. Jordan Murphy, father of missing student Jasmine and the town’s local dealer, instantly becomes prime suspect, but Detective Con Badenhorst knows that in a town this size – with corrupt cops, small-town politics, and a teenage YouTube sensation – anyone could be hiding something, and bluffing comes second nature.

When a body is found, mauled, at the bottom of a cliff, suspicion turns to a wild animal – but that can’t explain why she, like all victims past and present, was discovered barefoot, with her shoes found nearby, laces neatly tied.

What happened up there on the bluffs? Somebody knows… unless the local legends are true.

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An unexpected inheritance, a traumatic past and a family whose secrets are kept by the town

After a fractured childhood spent in foster homes, city-girl Roni has convinced herself that she has no need of anyone – other than her not-as-tough-as-he-looks rescued street cat, Scritches, and her unborn baby, who she’s determined will feel all the love she’s been denied.

Despite facing a bleak future, Roni distrusts the news of a bequest from an unknown aunt, Marian Nelson. But, out of options, she and Scritches leave Sydney behind, bound for the 800-acre property on the edge of the wheat fields of South Australia.

However, this is no simple inheritance: Marian seeks to control her legacy from beyond the grave by setting tasks that Roni must complete before she can claim the property and a life that could change her future. With everything at stake, Roni must learn to trust in the truth of Marian’s most important lesson: everyone deserves love.

A captivating story of family, friendship and forgiveness.

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Thanks for stopping by!

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Bennett
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 05:02:44

    I haven’t done the Six Degrees activity for a long time. I should really give it a try again. Have week! My Sunday Salon post

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  2. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 05:17:49

    I hope you enjoy your break. I liked Love & Other Crimes.

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  3. Jen G. (Introverted Reader)
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 06:12:39

    You read so fast, I can’t imagine you being 2 weeks behind! 🙂 Enjoy your week!

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  4. Greg
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 08:25:43

    Hope your school holidays go well. I like the look of that first book- looks a little suspenseful. 🙂

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  5. Literary Feline
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 09:05:10

    I hope everyone enjoys the break! I hope you are enjoying your reading. The Bluffs sounds like it will be good. I hope you have a great week.

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  6. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 10:44:35

    I hope the kids have a good holiday, even though they’re busy. Have a great week!

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  7. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 12:21:44

    I hope your family has a good week and enjoys the school holidays. Maybe it will be a time when you can get caught up on your reading. I’m trying to focus on positive news and staying hopeful for the future.

    Have a safe week.

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  8. Athira
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 13:10:37

    Looks like everyone’s got something or the other going on for the school holidays. How long is the break?

    Hope you have a good week!

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  9. Kathryn
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 17:15:55

    School hols began here too this week. Hope you catch up on your reading but don’t panic just enjoy that’s what’s really important!

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  10. gulfsidemusing
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 22:32:56

    Enjoy the holidays… looks like you’ve got some good books ahead!

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  11. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jul 06, 2020 @ 23:26:41

    It looks like good books are on hand for you, and your link to the Nonfiction Reading Challenge reminded me that I have ONE more to finish for the year…and I think I have selected the one I want. I am trying to mix them up.

    Enjoy your week, and stay safe. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  12. Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 00:05:51

    Enjoy your break! I must have missed what happened with your oldest, but glad to hear that healing is continuing.

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  13. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 00:11:59

    School just started with us in South Africa today. Still not all the grades back, but at least we can work again! Not that we’ve ever stopped….

    Hope you enjoy your break and that you get time to read some lovely books.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it.

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  14. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 01:13:47

    The Bluffs sounds fabulous. I hope you and your family enjoy some time together. I’m glad to hear your oldest is doing better.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2020/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-july-6.html

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  15. tbretc
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 02:11:35

    The Bluffs sounds so compelling!

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  16. sjhigbee
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 02:58:31

    The holidays must be a relief from the distance learning – I’m assuming that you folks are also doing that?? And I’m so glad to hear your daughter is making steady progress – I expect it will be some time before she feel fully recovered. No… we didn’t go anywhere or do anything much during Himself’s annual leave, but that’s okay. I’d rather be safe than sorry. Have a great week catching up on your reading, Shelleyrae:)

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  17. yvonne473
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 05:28:40

    I hope you enjoy your holidays. Have a great week!

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  18. Helen Murdoch
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 08:07:37

    Your reading this week has two very different books! I am not able to think ahead about which books I’ll read, I have to pick whatever suits my current mood.

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  19. Nicci (@SunnyBuzzyBlogs)
    Jul 08, 2020 @ 01:44:52

    I’m so behind in all bookish related things, lol, and a reading slump is making it worse! I hope you manage to catch up with yours and have a good week!

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  20. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Jul 08, 2020 @ 04:09:57

    Enjoy the school holidays. I always felt like life slowed a little and we all caught our breath. Hopefully, you get caught up with the blog stuff. Have a lovely week!!

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  21. Jade @ Reading with Jade
    Jul 08, 2020 @ 04:41:34

    I am eagerly awaiting the school holidays – just a week and a bit left here now in the UK.

    I hope you have a good week and are able to catch up. Happy reading!

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  22. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    Jul 08, 2020 @ 15:42:47

    I loved the time off of school! Hope you enjoy the school holidays!

    The Farm at Peppertree Crossing looks good! Hope you enjoy it!

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