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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I am currently 21 reviews behind schedule, but I’m working on it!

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What I’ve Read Since I last Posted…

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Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

Do As I Say by Sarah Steel

Yours Mine Ours by Sinead Moriarty

Criminals by James O’Loughlin

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New Posts…

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Review: One of Us by Kylie Kaden

Review: The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley

Review: Overboard by Sara Paretsky

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What I’m Reading This Week…

 

The tiny outback town of Dead Tree Creek is a rough place – and the locals are even rougher – but they’ve never seen anything like this . . .

When a man is found gruesomely murdered in the local pub, all fingers point to the backpackers working behind the bar that night – two American girls who skipped town before the body was discovered.

Despite all the evidence against them, rookie cop Tara Harrison knows there must be more to this case than a pair of sorority sisters who couldn’t take a joke. She’s determined to uncover the truth, and is soon on the trail of a devastating secret that could tear her hometown apart.

But sorority sisters Lauren and Beth have their own dark secrets and they’ve made an oath to take them to the grave – which they will, all too soon, unless Tara can stop it .

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This is not a romance, but it is about love

Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared world — of joy, escape and fierce competition. But all too soon that time is over, fades from view.

When the pair spot each other eight years later in a crowded train station, they are catapulted back to that moment. The spark is immediate, and together they get to work on what they love – making games to delight, challenge and immerse players, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives. Their collaborations make them superstars.

This is the story of the perfect worlds Sadie and Sam build, the imperfect world they live in, and of everything that comes after success: Money. Fame. Duplicity. Tragedy.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow takes us on a dazzling imaginative quest as it examines the nature of identity, creativity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play and, above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.

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The unforgettable memoir that redefines ‘she’ll be right’.

What’s it like to grow up in an Aussie family that has a man of every flavour? A bank robber, an infamous sports umpire, several different breeds of drug addict (collect the whole set!), a roster of crafty swindlers, an attempted murderer and the local town drunk. And what if you had a secret so ghastly that you feared it made you more disgraceful than all of your roguish ancestors combined?

Seven years ago, Ben was a millennial with a death wish. He was loveless, overweight, crashing in his parents’ rumpus room and blinking his life away in a haze of marijuana vape. Then one day Ben decided to change everything – starting with the Ben bit. Becoming Cadance was more than a gender transition: it was a transition in every way, fear to acceptance, from self-loathing to love, anger to kindness. She was determined to experience the all of it.

Written with dazzling creativity and exuberance, The All of It is a wild coming-of-gender memoir like no other. Tender, tragic, hilarious and life-affirming, it will leave you understanding a little more about trans people, rural Australia, family, millennials and the beautiful contradictions of our kaleidoscopic world.

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‘So you believed the alleged rapists over the alleged victim?’ Jane’s voice took on an indignant pitch. ‘Girls lie sometimes.’ I nodded. ‘And rapists lie all the time.’

When Senior Detective Antigone Pollard moves to the coastal town of Deception Bay, she is still in shock and grief. Back in Melbourne, one of her cases had gone catastrophically wrong, and to escape the guilt and the haunting memories, she’d requested a transfer to the quiet town she’d grown up in.

But there are some things you can’t run from. A month into her new life, she is targeted by a would-be rapist at the pub, and realises why there have been no convictions following a spate of similar sexual attacks in the surrounding district. The male witnesses in the pub back her attacker and even her boss doesn’t believe her.

Hers is the first reported case in Deception Bay, but soon there are more. As Antigone searches for answers, she encounters a wall of silence in the town built of secrets and denial and fear. The women of Deception Bay are scared and the law is not on their side. The nightmare has followed her home.

Chilling, timely and gripping, The Unbelieved takes us behind the headlines to a small-town world that is all too real – and introduces us to a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 06:50:41

    I have put in a reserve for the Gill Hornby book at the library. I heard a podcast Currently Reading talking about the Gabrielle Levin book, the reader didn’t like the book or was disappointed with it. Can’t remember why. But she did say she was an outlier in opinion about the book! Good luck with your reviews. Shorten them!

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  2. Carol
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 07:38:26

    We can read faster than write reviews! 😩😂 #bookproblems

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  3. WendyW
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 11:09:28

    I read The Littlest Library and really liked it. You sure have some good books here to read.

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  4. sarasreadingnook
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 11:10:50

    Your reads look so good! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow so I’m tempted to start it.

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  5. sandysbookaday
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 15:41:58

    I feel your pain, Shelleyrae. I thought I was all caught up, but I m not. You’ve got some great reads there. I’ll be checking to see if the library has the Unbelieved and Blood Sisters. I just started The New House by Tess Stimson. I can see me reading this late into the night. Have a wonderful week..❤📚

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  6. Mystica
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 19:29:44

    I’m permanently behind in both reading and reviewing. Some very good reads here.

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  7. Linda Moore
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 22:05:42

    Nice looking books.
    I got so far behind when we got sick that I fear I’ll never catch back up.

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  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Aug 02, 2022 @ 22:36:05

    I want to hear what you thought of The Littlest Library…it’s in my TBR. I really, really enjoyed Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and I never expected to do so.

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  9. cweichel
    Aug 03, 2022 @ 00:59:37

    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was already on my list, but after reading your remarks here, I went to put a hold on it at my local library. Thanks for a great post.

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  10. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Aug 03, 2022 @ 07:01:18

    I like to stay ahead at least a little to reduce the pressure but I’m a believer in doing things in your own time. Enjoy your reading and catch up as you can.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  11. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Aug 03, 2022 @ 12:01:39

    I’m behind too when it comes to review books, but I’m hoping to make lots of progress this month. I absolutely loved Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow — can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  12. cleemckenzie
    Aug 04, 2022 @ 00:53:30

    Have you read The Woman in the Library? I’d be interested in your take on that one. Hope you catch up with your reviews.

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  13. Greg
    Aug 04, 2022 @ 02:06:45

    Ooh the plot of that first one sounds really good!

    Good luck with the reviews! 🙂

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  14. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aug 04, 2022 @ 03:48:29

    That’s exactly why I stopped writing detailed reviews. I could never catch up! I eventually just gave up. I hope you’re having a great week!

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  15. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 05, 2022 @ 08:38:31

    I am pretty good at keeping up with reviews these days (yes, it helps that I am not reading much), but I am so far behind on visiting people’s blogs!

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