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

 

Linking to: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? at BookDate; Sunday Post @ Caffeinated Reviewer; and the Sunday Salon @ ReaderBuzz

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Life…

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As expected it’s been a little busier than usual around here.

My daughter went back to uni last weekend, and the boys are back at school now too.

On Thursday/Friday we checked out the University my son hopes to attend next year, it was also his 18th birthday on Saturday, and we went to the movies for the first time since 2019 to watch Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

Today for Mother’s Day, my parents visited and we enjoyed fish and chips in beautiful Autumn weather by the river (but we forgot to take a photo again!).

I’ve completed the training for the temporary job I start today. Wish me luck!

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Remember Me by Charity Norman

Wake by Shelley Burr

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

One Foot in the Fade by Luke Arnold

Rising Dust by Fleur McDonald

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New Posts…

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Review: The Nurses War by Victoria Purman

Review: Till Death,or a little light maiming, Do Us Part by Kathy Lette

Review: The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

Review: Wildfire by Monique Mulligan

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #4

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

The revealing, compelling memoir of one of Australia’s foremost cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr Nikki Stamp.

Scrubbed is a raw, honest account of a life lived at the very edge of modern medicine, where heart surgeons tread the thinnest of lines between life and death, and yet where the greatest challenge can be the medical system itself.

From the drama of the operating theatre, filled with both triumph and tragedy, to the brutal realities of surgical training, and the sacrifices needed to reach the pinnacle of Nikki’s vocation, to the grinding nature of hospital bureaucracy and politics, Scrubbed is one of the most revealing books yet to be published about the real life and experiences of a surgeon

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In every person’s story, there is something to hide…

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers sitting at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

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Big Little Lies meets The Witches of Eastwick–a gloriously entertaining and knife-sharp feminist revenge fantasy about three women whose midlife crisis brings unexpected new powers–putting them on a collision course with the evil that lurks in their wealthy beach town.

In the Long Island oceanfront community of Mattauk, three different women discover that midlife changes bring a whole new type of empowerment…

After Nessa James’s husband dies and her twin daughters leave for college, she’s left all alone in a trim white house not far from the ocean. In the quiet of her late forties, the former nurse begins to hear voices. It doesn’t take long for Nessa to realize that the voices calling out to her belong to the dead–a gift she’s inherited from her grandmother, which comes with special responsibilities.

On the cusp of 50, suave advertising director Harriett Osborne has just witnessed the implosion of her lucrative career and her marriage. She hasn’t left her house in months, and from the outside, it appears as if she and her garden have both gone to seed. But Harriet’s life is far from over–in fact, she’s undergone a stunning and very welcome metamorphosis.

Ambitious former executive Jo Levison has spent thirty long years at war with her body. The free-floating rage and hot flashes that arrive with the beginning of menopause feel like the very last straw–until she realizes she has the ability to channel them, and finally comes into her power.

Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio of women discover a teenage girl whose body was abandoned beside a remote beach. The police have written the victim off as a drug-addicted sex worker, but the women refuse to buy into the official narrative. Their investigation into the girl’s murder leads to more bodies, and to the town’s most exclusive and isolated enclave, a world of stupendous wealth where the rules don’t apply. With their newfound powers, Jo, Nessa, and Harriet will take matters into their own hands…

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Behind the tall hedges of the affluent, gated community of Apple Tree Creek, not all is as it seems …

Out of the blue, Gertie’s husband decides they need a break and he’s leaving her with their three children. Two streets east and three gardens down, successful businesswoman Rachael discovers her husband has cheated on her – again – even though she’s pregnant with his third child. Thrown together by a chance encounter, the two women bond over the shared disaster that is their marriages.

But did one husband push his wife too far?

When the ambulance sirens cut through the serenity of Apple Tree Creek, the small community is shocked at the violence that’s played out in their midst. CCTV reveals no outsiders visited the estate that night, confirming that the assailant must have been one of their own. Is the culprit still living among them? And why didn’t any of the cameras, designed to keep them all safe, catch anything?

As the web of neighbourly relationships unravels and the workings of their inner lives are exposed, questions will be asked, but not everyone wants to learn the answers.

You can only push people so far.

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    May 09, 2022 @ 00:49:20

    Oooh, congrats on the new temp job! What kind of work will you be doing?

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  2. Helen Murdoch
    May 09, 2022 @ 02:46:46

    I hope your new temporary job goes well.

    Your house must be quiet these days with only one child at home most of the time. How fun for your son to look at unis. I really enjoyed that process with my daughter.

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  3. thebookdisciple
    May 09, 2022 @ 03:26:25

    Oh exciting week!! Gook luck with the job. How was Dr Strange?

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  4. Northwoman
    May 09, 2022 @ 04:17:42

    Good luck with the temporary job! You are reading great books. I enjoyed Book Lovers and also The Murder Rule. I look forward to Woman in the Library.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  5. Greg
    May 09, 2022 @ 05:12:08

    Good luck! I want to see dr. Strange too…

    Sounds like you’ve been busy!

    One Of Us and The Change both sound awesome.

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  6. Kathryn
    May 09, 2022 @ 05:58:29

    Hope the new job goes well. Will that slow your reading down? I haven’t been to the movies since Covid. I wouldn’t mind seeing Downton Abbey but… may wait to it comes on line.

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  7. Cindy Davis
    May 09, 2022 @ 06:02:39

    Happy Mother’s Day!! Have a great week.

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  8. Tammy
    May 09, 2022 @ 07:33:41

    How fun that you’ll have a new college student soon. We just attended my youngest’s college graduation, and I can’t believe how fast those four years went!

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  9. Laurel-Rain Snow
    May 09, 2022 @ 07:41:01

    Congrats on the new job, and your books look very good. The Woman in the Library looks very good! Enjoy your week…and Happy Mother’s Day.

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  10. Kate W
    May 09, 2022 @ 08:18:43

    Hope your first day at the new job went well!

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  11. WendyW
    May 09, 2022 @ 11:41:08

    I hope you enjoy your new job! We haven’t been to the movies yet, but we never went much before the pandemic either. Maybe soon.

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  12. gulfsidemusing
    May 09, 2022 @ 11:50:12

    Quite an exciting week! I’m hoping we can go to the movies this month, too. Good luck with your new job!

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  13. Joann Downie
    May 09, 2022 @ 16:28:25

    It looks like a great week!!

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  14. sandysbookaday
    May 09, 2022 @ 17:52:47

    Good luck with your new job Shelleyrae. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. You’re not the only one who regularly forgets to take photos. I started The Woman in the Library this morning and she soon had me entranced . One of Us interests me, Have a great week. ❤📚

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  15. Claire Louisa
    May 09, 2022 @ 21:39:01

    Good luck with the job. I like the sound of The Change, I look forward to reading your thoughts.

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  16. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    May 09, 2022 @ 22:54:56

    I hope your new temporary job goes well. Congratulations!

    It sounds like you are all getting out a little more. We are, too. It’s so scary to start getting out among the masses.

    Scrubbed and The Woman in the Library both look like books I should look for.

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  17. yvonne473
    May 10, 2022 @ 00:59:24

    Sounds like you had a good week and a good Mother’s Day. Good luck with your new job. Have a great week!

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  18. Kathy Martin
    May 10, 2022 @ 01:23:13

    Nice looking assortment of books. I hope you enjoy your new temp job too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  19. harvee
    May 10, 2022 @ 04:23:42

    I don’t normally read magic/fantasy, but I might tryThe Change. The Woman in the Library looks good too.

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  20. sjhigbee
    May 10, 2022 @ 20:33:53

    Fingers crossed the new job goes smoothly – it always takes a bit of time to feel comfortable. I hope your new colleagues are kind and welcoming as it makes all the difference! I love the sound of The Change – I’ll be checking it out:)). Have a good week, Shelleyrae.

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  21. Rachel @Waves of Fiction
    May 11, 2022 @ 00:46:10

    Good luck with the new job! The Woman in the Library looks good. Have a wonderful week! 🙂

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  22. Jennifer
    May 11, 2022 @ 11:47:16

    Enjoy your election-related employment, Shelleyrae!

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  23. Carla
    May 12, 2022 @ 08:30:26

    I hope your first few days at the job went well. Have a great week.

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  24. MarthaE
    May 12, 2022 @ 12:25:53

    Lots of good looking books. My eye was caught by The Woman in the Library.
    Good luck with your new job.
    Enjoy your books and Happy Reading!

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  25. Jinjer
    May 12, 2022 @ 14:29:58

    Heyyyy good luck on the job!!!! I hope it’s fun and rewarding!

    Fish & chips for Mother’s sounds delicious!

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  26. vvb32
    May 16, 2022 @ 05:42:36

    The Woman in the Library is the eye catcher for me. Enjoy these.

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