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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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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One of Us by Kylie Kaden

The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley

Scrubbed by Nikki Stamp

Overboard by Sara Paretsky

A Stone’s Throw Away by Karly Lane

The Change by Kirsten Miller

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New Posts…

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Review: A Stone’s Throw Away by Karly Lane

Review: Remember Me by Charity Norman

Review: Wake by Shelley Burr

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #5

Review:

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

It’s every parent’s nightmare.

Your happy, funny, innocent son commits a terrible crime: murdering a complete stranger.

You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your teenage boy is in custody and his future lost.

That night you fall asleep in despair. Until you wake . . .

. . . and it is yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. Another chance to stop it.

Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and you don’t have a choice but to find them . . .

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No one can call Vansh Raje’s life anything but charmed. Handsome—Vogue has declared him California’s hottest single—and rich enough to spend all his time on missions to make the world a better place. Add to that a doting family and a contagiously sunny disposition and Vansh has made it halfway through his twenties without ever facing anything to throw him off his admittedly spectacular game.

A couple years from turning forty, Knightlina (Naina) Kohli has just gotten out of a ten-year-long fake relationship with Vansh’s brother and wants only one thing from her life…fine, two things. One, to have nothing to do with the unfairly blessed Raje family ever again. Two, to bring economic independence to millions of women in South Asia through her microfinance foundation and prove her father wrong about, well, everything.

Just when Naina’s dream is about to come to fruition, Vansh Raje shows up with his misguided Emma Project… And suddenly she’s fighting him for funding and wondering if a friends-with-benefits arrangement that’s as toe-curlingly hot as it is fun is worth risking her life’s work for.

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Women’s work is a matter of life and death.

Nora Beady, the only female student at a prestigious medical school in Bologna, is a rarity. In the 19th century women are expected to remain at home and raise children, so her unconventional, indelicate ambitions to become a licensed surgeon offend the men around her. Under constant scrutiny, Nora’s successes are taken for granted; her mistakes used as proof that women aren’t suited to the field.

Everything changes when she allies herself with Magdalena Morenco, the sole female doctor on-staff. Together the two women develop new techniques to improve a groundbreaking surgery: the Cesarean section. It’s a highly dangerous procedure and the research is grueling, but even worse is the vitriolic response from men. Most don’t trust the findings of women, and many can choose to deny their wives medical care.

Already facing resistance on all sides, Nora is shaken when she meets a patient who will die without the surgery. If the procedure is successful, her work could change the world. But a failure could cost everything: precious lives, Nora’s career, and the role women will be allowed to play in medicine.

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Rattled tells a frighteningly honest story of what it feels like to be pursued by a stalker.

What if your life were suddenly transformed by anxiety and fear? The fear of being alone, the anxiety compelling you to stay in public places and avoid predictable routines. The horrible uncertainty of not knowing whether you should fear for your life, and maybe even the lives of your children. The dreadful knowledge that, ultimately, you are powerless to escape.

Ellis Gunn’s world is turned upside down when she realises that she is being followed by a man she doesn’t know-and that she can’t make him stop. The experience conjures up other incidents of sexual harassment and abuse that she has endured, incidents she often accepted as ‘normal’. Spurred on to look deeper, she discovers that stalking is part of an underlying misogyny that more than half the population is dealing with on a daily basis.

Alarming, and at times even darkly amusing, Rattled is a thought-provoking, heart-in-your-throat memoir that begins in outrage and ends with a celebration of the howling winds of change sweeping the globe.

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Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR @thebookdate #SundayPost @Kimbacaffeinate #SundaySalon @debnance #WrongPlaceWrongTime #TheSurgeonsDaughter #TheEmmaProject #Rattled

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 01:54:38

    Wrong Place Wrong Time looks really good! Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

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  2. Northwoman
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 03:00:34

    I enjoyed the Emma Project. I hope you do.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  3. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 03:27:02

    I really enjoy seeing what other avid readers are reading! I look forward to reading your thoughts on The Emma Project! I loved Clare Pooley’s book. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  4. Greg
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 04:33:07

    I love the sound of the Gillian McAllister book. I had another one of hers at one point but I don’t think I ever got to it. Lobe that premise.

    Hope you have a great week. 🙂

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  5. Kathryn
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 05:08:02

    I have The Emma Project coming from the Book Depository but they take ages these days to travel. I only get the ones I can’t buy here. Hope life is going well.

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  6. Cindy Davis
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 05:30:40

    Your books look good. Have a great week!

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  7. Jackie
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 06:16:23

    I got some recommendations from this!

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  8. Mia is mine
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 06:25:30

    I am definitely reading The Surgeon’s Daughter! It sounds like a great book! Rattled is also high on my TBR! Thank you for sharing these books! I tried to respond to your kind comments, but couldn’t because I somehow lost your sweet email! But, youare so right! We book lovers cannot resist books about books!

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  9. yvonne473
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 07:22:47

    Wrong Place Wrong Time looks really good. I hope you have a great week!

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  10. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 07:24:43

    The Emma Project sounds very promising. Not sure I could handle Rattled, but I bet it’s a book a lot of people would enjoy.

    I agree…You can do anything, but not everything. It took me a long time to figure that out.

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  11. Book of Secrets
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 12:08:25

    I’ve got Wrong Place, Wrong Time on hold at the library. Sounds really good! Enjoy your upcoming week!

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  12. WendyW
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 13:29:20

    I really enjoyed The Emma Project, hope you do too!

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  13. WordsAndPeace
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 00:16:47

    All these sound good, enjoy!

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  14. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 01:00:34

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of The Emma Project! Wishing you a great week.

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  15. Kathy Martin
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 01:43:48

    Nice looking assortment of books. All of them are new to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  16. Mareli Thalwitzer
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 03:48:25

    Hi there Shelleyrae! I also love your book selections, I’ve hardly ever saw a book on your site that I haven’t liked.

    And that quote, You can do anything, but you can’t do everything. Wow. That’s profound.

    Have a good week and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  17. Jen at Introverted Reader
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 03:53:15

    I hope you’re doing what you can instead of trying to take on everything. I think that’s something we all need to be reminded of, so thanks for sharing.

    I hope all is well with you and your family!

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  18. harvee
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 18:42:46

    The Emma Project is on my ereader waiting! Sounds good.

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  19. C. Lee McKenzie
    Jun 09, 2022 @ 00:49:32

    I’m intrigued by Wrong Place Wrong Time and the Surgeon’s Daughter. Thanks for the reviews.

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  20. Mystica
    Jun 10, 2022 @ 11:35:35

    I’m back after weeks. Browsing and looking at stuff.

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  21. Helen Murdoch
    Jun 11, 2022 @ 12:03:08

    These books all look good; I look forward to seeing what you think of them.

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