The last time I posted a Literary Friday was MAY 25th. I was getting ready to go to Book Expo and I was going to keep on top of Literary Friday posts and summer was going to be great and…. well summer has been great. Summer, for me, time speeds up and slows down. I make less plans in the summer (well, I always have a plan with my pool for relax time 😉 I make more time for my nieces, and I just relish the sunshine days of summer. But even though the days are longer- there seems to be more to do- watering the garden, deadheading the flowers, keeping the cats comfortable, hours getting ready for swim time with 2 nieces, and sunscreen (if I could get back a tenth of the time I use spreading sunscreen on my nieces- well, it would still be June!)
So, it’s a massive Literary Friday- with lots of links, etc. I promise things will get back to normal soon 🙂 🙂
1. ICYMI at Traveling With T: The Banker’s Wife, The Summer Wives, Rainy Day Friends, When Life Gives You Lululemons, The Cottages on Silver Beach, What Happened That Night, Bring Me Back, The Guests on South Battery, The Favorite Sister, Our Little Secret and Return To Tradd Street.
Thanks @williammorrowbooks for the free book! #partner . . If you know me, you know that @authorbeatriz stole my heart with A Hundred Summers & I pretty much have made it a mission to read all her other books! . . The Summer Wives recently came out for readers everywhere to enjoy & I absolutely LOVED it. . . From my review: "Bottom line: Secrets are def aplenty in The Summer Wives…… and the secrets are deliciously tempting…." . . I have absolutely enjoyed taking part in #beatrizbinge & highly encourage you to add all @authorbeatriz's to your TBR list!!! . . #bibliophile #booksofig . . Look for The Summer Wives & Beatriz's other books at your fave indie book store or other online retailers!
3. Need some beach reads in your life? My Beach Reads 2018 list is chockfull of books!!!!!!
4. July 22nd is National Auntie’s Day and here are 4 Books You Should Give Your Aunt for National Auntie’s Day.
5. Fun time at Novel Books in Memphis seeing Beatriz Williams speak!
6. Katie of Doing Dewey and I have our Futuristic Friday: Books You Will Love (July-September 2018) picks ready! Which books are you excited to read?
7. Butterfly and zinnia:
8. The Banker’s Wife is SO good!
Thanks to @putnambooks & @getredpr for sending me free copy of @cristina.alger's must read book, The Banker's Wife! . . About THE BANKER’S WIFE An an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew's death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies. 🍸🍸🍸 Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she's engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. Her entry into the upper echelons of New York's social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story. While looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including some who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel's heartbreaking search–if Marina chooses to publish it. 🍸🍸🍸 The Banker's Wife is both a high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, introducing Cristina Alger as a powerful new voice in the genre. 🍸🍸🍸 About Cristina Alger Cristina Alger is the author of The Darlings and This Was Not the Plan. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. She lives in New York with her husband and children. 🍸🍸🍸 My thoughts: The synopsis & cover completely intrigued me, but when I started reading 📖, I can honestly say this is the type of book I've been craving lately. Smartly written, characters you aren't sure you can trust, alliances shifting daily.
9. My friend Erin from Deep South Magazine created this list of 12 Mysteries That Will Give You Chills This Summer. Which mystery will you read first?
10. The paperback cover version of The Widow of Wall Street is ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Thanks @atriabooks @getredpr for the free copy of The Widow of Wall Street by @randysusanmeyersauthor. . . The Widow of Wall Street published in paperback yesterday & isn't that cover absolutely gorgeous?! . . Praise for The Widow of Wall Street: “A ripped-from-the-headlines story about love, ambition, and forgiveness.”—Pop Sugar “Top Books 2017” . "A provocative tale of loyalty and morality, this novel will introduce you to the scandalous side of New York.”—Buzzfeed . . About The Widow of Wall Street: Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce's belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation—unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception. When Phoebe learns her husband’s triumph and vast reach rests on an elaborate Ponzi scheme, her world unravels. While Jake is trapped in the web of his deceit, Phoebe is caught facing an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning him feels cruel and impossible. . . About Randy Susan Meyers: Randy Susan Myers is the bestselling author of Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, The Murderer’s Daughters, and The Widow of Wall Street. Her books have twice been finalists for the Mass Book Award and named “Must Read Books” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Her first novel, The Murderer’s Daughters, was the nationwide Target Book Club pick. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing at the Grub Street Writers’ Center. . . I read this last year & really enjoyed the ripped from the headlines story- but also how RSM shines a light on how the family is affected by the Ponzi scheme. Blurb from my review: But this book also focuses on the people the Ponzi scheme hurts- the family of the schemer. Because they are the ones having to deal with the press. Hear the hurtful comments on the streets. Being snubbed. Prison is no cake walk, but being in the public- knowing that everyone you see on the street is basically plotting your death- is a lot harder on the spirit. . . Have you added this to your TBR list? . . #thewidowofwallsteet #randysusanmeyer #booksofig
11. I PROMISE there will be a BIG. HUGE. FABULOUS. Recap of Book Expo along with lots of photos, but until I get that together- maybe these will tempt you enough to keep waiting for the real deal: Mean Girls, Me and Alison at Mean Girls, Rhiannon, Sally Koslow & Me, Me first full day of Book Expo, #1 in line for Becoming Mrs. Lewis signing, Suzy, Patti Callahan Henry and Me, Making new friends, Book Boss, Kate Morton, Me and Hank Phillippi Ryan, Reese Witherspoon Quote, Me with The Summer Wives & Me Rooftop at Knickerbocker Hotel.
12. What life has consisted of lately.
My Friday night peeps keeping it completely real. Honestly, sometimes I miss how Friday nights used to be. I sometimes miss the anticipation of a Friday night date, of having plans that don't involve yoga pants. But then.. sometimes I don't. Because sometimes a quiet night in with a niece & one of the cats is all I need.
* What are you reading/doing this weekend?*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T