It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog from 2006 -2009  and then was taken up by me here at Book Journey from Feb 2009 – Fall 2015 and then I passed it to Kathryn at the Book Date.  We have worked to keep the torch of It’s Monday burning!  🙂

I have not been as consistent on this meme as I hoped to be, but I am working at it.  This past week here is what I posted:

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross ( holy wow!)

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson (new fiction TLC tour)

Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova (interesting Paranormal YA)

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (meh)

in a dark, dark wood by ruth ware (ooh!!!)

Not a bad reading week, actually not a bad audio week.  I have really been flying through the audio while working on house projects.

 

For this week….

For My Eyes

5aWidower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night’s party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That’s when Jack’s world falls apart.

 Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide—and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is who would go to such great lengths to frame him—and why?

 For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets, to absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?

For My Ears

3Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler’s problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she’s finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.

But the car’s new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle’s life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.

Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages, in New York Times bestselling author Beatriz William’s final book about the Schuyler sisters.

 

That’s my plan for now.  It is Book Club this week and a Great Gatsby meeting.  I do love bookish weeks 🙂

Be sure and add your Its Monday What Are You Reading to the sign up link here, or at least let me know in the comments what you are reading this week.

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Posted on February 7, 2016, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Enjoy your books! I also got The Ex this week….and I loved What Was Mine. Have a great week….

  2. I loved Along the Infinite Sea and would have really enjoyed it on audio. Hope you enjoy.

  3. I just finished Tiny Little Thing and can’t wait to read Pepper’s story in Along The Infinite Sea. Have a great week.

  4. I’ve just started The Ex and like it very much so far. The Williams book was a page turner! enjoy.

  5. I’m really keen to read The Ex Sheila and have only heard good things about it so far!

  6. It’s not quite Monday yet, but I’m reading Thread and Gone by Lea Wait.

  7. I’m reading Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa and listening to House Rules by Jodi Picoult. I just finished A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith. It’s been a good book week for me too!

  8. You’re the 2nd straight blogger who has basically said “meh” to Mindy Kahling’s book. And I was already convinced not to read it from the 1st one!

  9. The Ex sounds like an interesting read. I hope you enjoy your books!

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  10. I’ve been seeing The Ex a lot lately. I guess I’d better check it out! 🙂 Happy Reading!

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  11. I am reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. A 700+ page book about vampires in a post apocalyptic world. Loving it.

  12. Both of those books are on my list – enjoy!

  13. The Ex sounds pretty good! I am def adding this to my TBR list 🙂

    Happy Reading!
    Punkie @Fluttering Hearts Reviews
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  14. Have The Ex on my TBR list…look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

  15. I really enjoyed What Was Mine! And I’m thinking of picking up The Ex, going to check my library this week. Have a good week ahead.

  16. Seeing The Ex all around the blogosphere. It caught my eye too, but I will not be adding it until I have finished the TBR Triple Dog Dare. I need to read the books I have! I need to read the books I have started. Oh,woe is me! I really think II need to get on the audible bandwagon.

  17. I’ve heard a lot of interesting things about “The Ex.” I think I’d better add that one to my list!

  18. I want to read The Ex. I have read Along the Infinite Sea and I did like it though I thought the 1940s part of the story was better than the 1960s part.

    I am curious about The Life We Bury. Can’t wait to hear what your book group thinks of it. I have it on the list for my book group so we may read it eventually.

  19. I got most of the way through Robin Hobb’s Ship of Magic last week, hoping to finish it tonight. I’ve been super slowly working my way through Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver, and I’m in the last 200 pages and now it’s super boring. I have two scifi/fantasy anthologies I want to dip my toes into more – Clockwork Phoenix 5 edited by Mike Allen, and Meeting Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan.

  20. The Ex is proving popular.

    Have a great reading week

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