Weekly Wrap-Up – December 12, 2015

 

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, the Saturday Situation, the Saturday Review of Books, Talk of the TownBought, Borrowed & Bagged, The Sunday Salon, the Sunday Showcase, Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Wrap-Up and Mailbox Monday. So check out what I’ve been up to this past week.

 

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Books Added This Week

From NetGalley

 

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I Met Someone by Bruce Wagner. I love celebrity gossip and this one seems to have a very True Hollywood Story vibe to it. – The story of Oscar award-winning actress Dusty Wilding, her wife Allegra, a long-lost daughter, and the unspeakable secret hidden beneath the glamour of their lavish, carefully calibrated, celebrity life.

The Case of Lisandra P by Helene Gremillon. The synopsis says this is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, and since I am a fan I was intrigued. – Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva Maria, is drawn into the investigation seemingly by chance. In breathless prose that captures the desperate spinning of a frantic mind, Hélène Grémillon blurs the lines of past and present, personal and political, reality and paranoia in this daring and compulsively readable novel.

Will You Won’t You Want Me by Nora Zelevansky. Love, love, love the sound of this one! – Marjorie Plum isn’t your average washed up prom queen. After all, her New York City prep school was too cool for a royal court. Yet, ten years after high school graduation, she is undeniably stuck in the past and aching for that metaphorical tiara.

From Edelweiss

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The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay. Following was the whole synopsis, it is super bold and made me want to read the book knowing nothing about it. – One of the most audacious and confident debuts in years, The Mirror Thief is a masterful puzzle: a genre-hopping novel that combines a layered, rewarding mystery with serious literary ambition. Set in three cities in three eras, The Mirror Thief calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its serendipitous mix of entertainment and literary merit.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This one sounds like a nice updated version of a good chick-lit read. – Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship.

Faerie by Eisha Marjara. So depressing and so right up my alley. – Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life. The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart.

 

From Tours

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The Deepest Well by Juliette Cross. The warning in the synopsis sold me. – Love can stand the test of time. Can it rise above the taint of Hell? Warning: Contains wolves in gentlemen’s clothing, a precipitous descent into Hell, and a frightening glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world where angels and demons wage war for dominion on earth.

Inked by Eric Smith. Interesting take, reminds me somewhat of the premise behind The Uglies series. – Tattoos once were an act of rebellion. Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin. And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can’t escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice. But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves.


Books Read This Week

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The Word For Yes by Claire Needall

My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Unhinge by Calia Read

Weathering by Lucy Wood


Bookish Happenings

Pretty much the same to report as last week – I had a really slow bookish week. My work project has been sucking up all of my time. I did get all of my Amazon shipments in for my The Broke and Bookish Secret Santa, so I am very excited to get that wrapped and shipped. My big 2016 announcement will post Monday, so keep an eye out for that. To everyone commenting, I see them but I have had no time to respond so please keep leaving them as they are a bright spot in my crazy days. Same to those whose blogs I usually frequent and comment on, I still love you but until my big stuff is turned in the first week of January I will be pretty silent.

I have one giveaway going on currently.

One copy each of Just the Way You Are and The Broken Hearts Book Club, Kindle or Ebook — Ends Dec 15th, 2015

 

 

 

Currently Running – December 8, 2015 – Lynsey James author of Just the Way You Are and The Broken Hearts Book Club

Upcoming –  December 22, 2015 – Lene Fogelberg author of Beautiful Affliction and January 5, 2016 – Jenny Bravo author of These Are the Moments


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So how was your bookish week?

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Posted December 12, 2015 by Laura in Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Wrap-Up / 13 Comments


13 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up – December 12, 2015

  1. Will You Won’t You Want Me was one I went back and forth on whether to request or not. I didn’t so I can’t wait to see what you think. Hope your work stuff slows down soon. I am stalking my mailman waiting for my TBTB Santa package. I sent mine out and they got it and it was so much fun seeing them post it and that they liked the stuff. Hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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