Literary Friday ya’ll..

 

It doesn’t feel like Friday. I mean I know it is because the calendar says it is- but my days have started running together again.

What is saving me these days? Walking. Audiobooks. Swimming. Cleaning. Reading. What is saving you?

 

1. ICYMI at Traveling With T: The Wicked Sister and The Night Swim. Continue reading

The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Wicked Sister

Summary: “Dionne is proving to be one of the finest suspense writers working today.” —Karin Slaughter

She thought she’d buried her past. But what if it’s been hunting her this whole time?

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King’s Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil.

You have been cut off from society for fifteen years, shut away in a mental hospital in self-imposed exile as punishment for the terrible thing you did when you were a child.

But what if nothing about your past is as it seems?

And if you didn’t accidentally shoot and kill your mother, then whoever did is still out there. Waiting for you.

For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents’ deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns, in a quest for answers, to the place where she once felt safest: her family’s sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

As Rachel begins to uncover what really happened on the day her parents were murdered, she learns–as her mother did years earlier–that home can be a place of unspeakable evil, and that the bond she shares with her sister might be the most poisonous of all. Continue reading

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Night Swim

Summary: In this new thriller from the author of The Escape Room, a podcast host covering a controversial trial in a small town becomes obsessed with a brutal crime that took place there years before.

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

Electrifying and propulsive, The Night Swim asks: What is the price of a reputation? Can a small town ever right the wrongs of its past? And what really happened to Jenny? Continue reading

Literary Friday ya’ll….

 

I’m trying to get back in the groove of blogging, although I have been taking a break (mostly) from IG lately. I some days just feel tired down to my bones- I’m sleeping pretty good and my blood sugar numbers have been acceptable- but sometimes I feel like my plate will never get cleaned enough and I decided to give up something for a few days. Oh I’ll be back to posting regularly (or semi-regularly) on IG soon enough! Oh and for those keeping track-I’m now 21 books behind in reviews. 😦

As July ends today, I would love to hear how many books you read in July and what your fave was! I read 7 books (2 were audio that I listened to while I walked!) The following books are what I read in July!

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (audio)

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

The Collector  by Nora Roberts(audio)

The Vacation by T.M. Logan

Lowcountry Boondoggle by Susan M. Boyer

 

July was not too shabby for reading 🙂 Continue reading

8 Canadian Authors You Should Check Out- a Guest Post from Laurie at The Baking Bookworm

 

Hi all! A few weeks ago I asked Laurie from The Baking Bookworm to come up with a list of Canadian authors she LOVES. And she let me know how hard this was-not because she didn’t love Canadian authors, but because she loves SO many. But she came through with this wonderful guest post and I am REALLY excited to hear your reaction to her post 🙂 🙂 Let me know in the comments which one(s) you love from Laurie’s list! Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig

 

Hi all! I am so excited to be taking part in the cover reveal of  BAND OF SISTERS by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willing (William Morrow hardcover; on-sale March 2, 2021)!

I’ve had the privilege of meeting Lauren a couple of time (she’s so lovely!) and I predict that Band of Sisters will be on many book lists for 2021! Continue reading

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Wife Who Knew Too Much

Summary: From Michele Campbell, the bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband comes a new blockbuster thriller in The Wife Who Knew Too Much.

Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha.

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.”

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her. Continue reading

Literary Friday ya’ll…

 

Ya’ll… the last Literary Friday was June 19th. I am just going to let the shame of NOT keeping up my LF posts wash over me while I also cry in my large wineglass because I have 20 %^$^ book review blog posts to start getting caught up with.

There comes a time every summer- it’s never really the same time- that I get super un-organzied and the blog just goes to the back of my To-do List. I am trying to shift out of that time.

Be sure and let me know in the comments what you have been reading, podcasts you have been listening to and more- because I’ve missed you guys SO much! Continue reading

#FuturisticFriday: Find Your New Reads {July-September 2020 Edition}

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of #FuturisticFriday: Find Your New Reads! Katie and I will be sharing the books we are excited about for July-September (and yes, I know July is about half over- but it’s been a busy month 🙂

We would love to know in the comments what books YOU are excited to read during this time period OR if we missed anything that you think we should read!

Prepare to add to those TBR lists! Continue reading