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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn @ The Book Date. Oh hello, Monday! We meet again. I've been posting what I'm reading on Wednesdays lately and thought I would switch it up this week and participate in the Monday post! I have been crazy busy lately (Fall is a super busy time for me at work) but I have been getting a lot of reading done! Here's what I've been reading lately!
Recently Finished


I absolutely loved all three of these books. This Is How It Always Is was the October book pick for Reese Witherspoon's book club, and it was so, so good. Great perspective and really made you think. Same with The Hate U Give--I just finished listening to it on audio. Such an emotional, but sadly relevant and important in today's society. I want to see the movie but am afraid I'll just be sobbing the entire time.  
I loved Winter in Paradise!! It's my favorite Elin Hilderbrand in recent memory for sure, though The Perfect Couple was also excellent. I'm so exci…

TLC Book Tours: Under My Skin

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About Under My SkinPages: 368 Pages
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (October 1, 2018)
From New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense Lisa Unger comes an addictive psychological thriller about a woman on the hunt for her husband’s killer 
What if the nightmares are actually memories?
It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan’s Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn’t recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?
The case was never solved, and Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her. Poppy starts having nightmares and blackouts—there are periods of time she can’t remember, and she’s unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she…

Review: The Man She Married

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Title: The Man She Married
Author: Cathy Lamb
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Kensington Publishing Corporation

Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it.

Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he's receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can't hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident …

WWW Wednesday: October 17

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Hosted by Taking On A World of Words

The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

I loved both of these books!! My review of You Were Always Mine was on the blog yesterday, and my review ofThe Man She Married will be on the blog next Monday. Cathy Lamb, a fellow Oregonian, is one of my favorite authors--and this one is her best yet. Pre-order worthy!!!

Currently Reading



I'm listening to The Hate U Give on audio right now and it's so, so good. Just started This Is How It Always Is (the Reese Witherspoon October book club pick!)  and Under My Skin in the last couple days. My review of Under My Skin will be on the blog next Wednesday for TLC Book Tours!

Up Next 

I honestly have no idea....I just started these two so I haven't gotten that far yet! Possibilities include Winter in Paradise, Cross Her Heart, or The Immortalists. 

What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

TLC Book Tours: You Were Always Mine

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About You Were Always MineHardcover: 384 Pages
Publisher: Atria Books (October 16, 2018)
The acclaimed author of Little Broken Things returns with another “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) about a single mother who becomes embroiled in a mystery that threatens to tear apart what’s left of her family.
Jessica Chamberlain, newly separated and living with her two sons in a small Iowa town, can’t believe that a tragedy in another state could have anything to do with her. But when her phone rings one quiet morning, her world is shattered. As she tries to pick up the pieces and make sense of what went wrong, Jess begins to realize that a tragic death is just the beginning. Soon she is caught in a web of lies and half-truths—and she’s horrified to learn that everything leads back to her seven-year-old adopted son, Gabriel.
Years ago, Gabe’s birth mother requested a closed adoption and Jessica was more than happy to comply. But when her house is broken into and she discovers a c…

TLC Book Tours: The Amendment (Review and GIVEAWAY!)

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About The AmendmentMass Market Paperback: 336 Pages
Publisher: Unsolicited Press (June 26, 2018)
When Lavinia Starkhurst’s husband is killed in a freak accident, she takes to the open road and meets a number of strangers, all with struggles of their own. Through these unexpected and occasionally hilarious encounters, Lavinia reflects on her past deeds, both good and bad, explores her two marriages, her roles as caregiver and wife, hoping all the while for self-acceptance and something to give her new life meaning.
Purchase LinksAmazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble At first glance, this book seems like it could be sad and depressing--but that is definitely not the case! It was so fun to follow along with Lavina on her road trip and read about all her adventures. It's a witty, fun, and entertaining quick read that will definitely make you smile! The chapters are shorts so it's easy to read "just one more chapter" and then discover that you've read over…

Review: A Place for Us

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Title: A Place for Us
Author: 
385 pages, published June 2018
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that p…

WWW Wednesday: October 3

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Hosted by Taking On A World of Words

The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Also: Happy Mean Girls Day! Are you wearing pink today?? :)


Recently Finished So I know everyone LOVED this one, but I just liked it. Josh and Hazel were delightful characters, but the ending just didn't do it for me. Or rather, how they got to the ending. I won't give anything away! Currently Reading Reading and reviewing for TLC Book Tours! My post will be on the blog, with a giveaway, on October 15th!
Up Next  I know I said last week that A Place for U

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

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Title: Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
384 pages, published August 14, 2018
Source: Library

From Goodreads:

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children…