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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It’s just been an exhausting two weeks. I had just one day off during the fortnight of working prepoll, and was rostered on til 8pm every night. I finished my contract with the day of the election, working from 7am to 11pm on Saturday night, and then slept for almost 12 hours through most of yesterday.

I’m delighted it’s all over and we have a new Labor government, which will hopefully be the antithesis of the conservative, corrupt, climate-change denying mob we just voted out.

Now to get myself back on track…

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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One Foot in The Fade by Luke Arnold

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentil

One of Us by Kylie Kaden

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New Posts…

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Bookshelf Bounty

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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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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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Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It’s a rule. But what would happen if they did?

Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. Every day, she sees the same people and makes assumptions about them, even giving them nicknames. But they never speak. Obviously.

Then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Probably-a-Psychopath-New-Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction.

With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don’t match reality. But when Iona’s life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?

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Legendary detective V.I. Warshawski uncovers a nefarious conspiracy during the Covid pandemic, in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestseller Sara Paretsky.

On her way home from an all-night surveillance job, V.I. Warshawski’s dogs lead her on a mad chase that ends when they discover a badly injured teen hiding in the rocks along Lake Michigan. The girl only regains consciousness long enough to utter one enigmatic word. V.I. helps bring her to a hospital, but not long after, she vanishes before anyone can discover her identity. As V.I. attempts to find her, the detective uncovers an ugly consortium of Chicago powerbrokers and mobsters who are prepared to kill the girl. And now V.I.’s own life is in jeopardy as well.

Told against the backdrop of a city emerging from its pandemic lockdown, Double Dirty lays bare the dark secrets and corruption buried in Chicago’s neighborhoods in masterly fashion.

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn
    May 23, 2022 @ 17:04:52

    I hope that your new Labour govt will be good for Australia. It’s always difficult to know how things will pan out.

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  2. Stephanie - Bookfever
    May 23, 2022 @ 18:55:01

    I hope you can find some rest in this new week. I’m pretty tired myself but luckily it’s a short week since thursday and friday it’s a holiday.

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  3. BiteIntoBooks (@BiteIntoBooks)
    May 23, 2022 @ 19:04:53

    It’s always some time that’s tense to see how a new govt will do… I’m not too stoked on our Dutch govt :)…

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  4. Brona's Books
    May 23, 2022 @ 19:16:34

    Happy dances going on all around Australia right now!! Interesting to see how having such a large crossbench will play out too.
    Hope you’ve caught up on your sleep now.

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  5. Carla
    May 23, 2022 @ 21:25:38

    You were sure busy over the last couple of weeks. I hope you get caught up. I hope all goes as hoped with your new government. I also want to read The People on Platform Five this week as well. I hope we both enjoy it.

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  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    May 24, 2022 @ 00:48:23

    I am always happy to hear about corrupt governments being voted out! Enjoy!!

    Your books look good, especially The Change and the new V.I. Warshawski book.

    Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  7. Joyousreads
    May 24, 2022 @ 00:50:13

    I hope this coming week will be less taxing for you! Reading always helps me wind down, I hope you’ll be able to find the time.

    Have a great week!

    https://joyousreads1.blogspot.com/

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  8. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    May 24, 2022 @ 00:59:10

    The People on Platform 5 sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a good week — and get some time to relax!

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  9. Kathy Martin
    May 24, 2022 @ 02:32:17

    Your books all sound good. I’m glad your work marathon has ended with a government you support. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    May 24, 2022 @ 03:24:40

    Now I’m very eager to read The People on Platform 5. It sounds like a book I’d love.

    Scrubbed is also a book that I’d like to read.

    So happy to hear that you are lifted by the election results. I hope the new folks will be a huge improvement on what you had!

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  11. Greg
    May 24, 2022 @ 05:06:08

    Congrats on the new government! And you must have been exhausted. 🙂

    The Change sounds great.

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  12. Sue at Book By Book
    May 24, 2022 @ 07:42:35

    Oh! I didn’t realize it was election season there! Glad it worked out well 🙂 We just finished primaries, which was a relief because the political ads on TV have stopped temporarily.

    The Change sounds pretty eerie! And very intriguing!

    And I love the premise of The People on Platform 5 – sounds like it should be a good one.

    Enjoy your books this week – and get some rest!

    Sue
    Book By Book

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  13. gulfsidemusing
    May 24, 2022 @ 10:36:11

    Sounds like a VERY busy couple of weeks! I hope the new government is able to make real progress. Scrubbed sounds like a very interesting read.

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  14. WendyW
    May 24, 2022 @ 11:33:02

    Wow, I’m impressed you worked so hard on your elections. I was happy to hear about the election of your new PM.

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  15. yvonne473
    May 24, 2022 @ 12:23:52

    Sounds like a busy time for you. Your books look so good. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

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  16. Northwoman
    May 25, 2022 @ 04:20:23

    I’m glad to see you back and with high hopes for the new government. I also enjoyed Overboard.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  17. Helen Murdoch
    May 27, 2022 @ 10:29:03

    So glad Labour was successful! A bit of good news amongst all the negative horrible stuff going on.

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  18. Lory
    May 28, 2022 @ 22:38:42

    The Change sounds interesting. I hated The Witches of Eastwick, it was utterly misogynistic and disgusting, a man’s view of women as bitchily competing for male attention. I’d much rather read about women in midlife finding their power to support each other.

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  19. Susan
    May 30, 2022 @ 11:18:06

    Wow you did it! You survived those crazy long hours — somehow, someway! Way to go — take a breather. Hopefully the politicians can do something for humanity …

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  20. Mareli Thalwitzer
    May 31, 2022 @ 18:55:05

    Life has been rather crazy on my side as well this last month, but I hope to be better prepared and overall structured during June!

    All the books you’ve listed today catch my eye. Especially The Change. Sounds really good!

    I hope you will have a good and relaxing week.

    Elza Reads

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  21. Anstice Brown
    May 31, 2022 @ 20:07:38

    I hope the new labour government can bring about some positive change for Australia. I wish the same would happen here in the UK. Enjoy your new books. The Change sounds particularly good.

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  22. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Jun 02, 2022 @ 21:26:46

    Here, here, I am hoping Labor doesn’t waste this chance either. These are a great selection of books, but Platform 5 and The Change in particular sound amazing!

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