WWW Wednesday (08-02-17)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What did you recently finish reading?

I also wrapped up The Things We Wish Were True by Marbeth Mayhew Whalen for my first book club meeting. It was certainly a step outside my comfort zone, but I enjoyed it. The review will be up on the blog later this week, but I liked the suspense and the way the book was told from multiple perspectives. The families in a suburban community have been keeping secrets, and one summer something will  tear everything apart. It felt like a Lifetime movie, but after a number of heavy literary hitters this summer  it was refreshing to read something light and fun.
 Right now I am wrapping up The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson. The French Revolution is a fascinating period of history, and one of my favorite times to read about. The novel covers the years between 1789 and 1793, and is told from the perspective of Giselle Aubry, an undertirewoman to Marie Antoinette.
On audio I am listening to The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson. Cooper Harrison’s K9 partner Argos is killed in action, and trying to run from the grief and destruction it has caused in his life he ends up back in his hometown of Harmony. There he meets a stray: a tiny wisp of a pup that is halfway to feral and on death’s door thanks to a gunshot wound. As Animal Control officer he must figure out what has happened in this dog’s past, and maybe on the way find himself. The book is perfect following on the tail (pun totally intended) of A Dog’s Journey and expect to see it in a giveaway soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Walter Lavender Jr. is a master of finding. A wearer of high-tops. A maker of croissants. A son keeping vigil, twelve years counting.But he wouldn’t be able to tell you. Silenced by his motor speech disorder, Walter’s life gets lonely. Fortunately, he has The Lavenders—his mother’s enchanted dessert shop, where marzipan dragons breathe actual fire. He also has a knack for tracking down any missing thing—except for his lost father.

So when the Book at the root of the bakery’s magic vanishes, Walter, accompanied by his overweight golden retriever, journeys through New York City to find it—along the way encountering an unforgettable cast of lost souls.

Steeped in nostalgic wonder, The Luster of Lost Things explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal. A lyrical meditation on why we become lost and how we are found, from the bright, broken heart of a boy who knows where to look for everyone but himself.

I have high expectations for this one, and love the books that bring hope to a weary world.
Also in an attempt to hold onto the last vestiges of Summer before it completely slips through my fingers I plan on listening to Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters.The book is a fairly well known back list, but a new one for me. Victoria and Caitlin are best friends who spend vacations together on Martha’s Vineyard. Years later Caitlin is asked to be maid of honor in Victoria’s wedding, where she will have to confront the betrayals of her friend, and maybe find closure. I feel like it will be similar in theme to The Things We Wish Were True, but this one has been on my TBR list for a long time, so I am looking forward to finally crossing it off the list.

Question of the Day:

Is anyone else trying to prolong summer? With my daughter heading back to school a week from today the reins seem to have slipped totally from my hands. I love the fall, but I will miss the unhurried days we have shared as a family.

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3 Comments

  1. Haha, I’m signed up for #ARCAugust as well – I just can’t resist a challenge although I’m trying to be realistic (with myself) & not set my expectations too high. However, it is a good excuse to focus on those NetGalley ARCs with publication dates looming….

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  2. I enjoyed The Things We Wish Were True…and really liked Summer Sisters, although it has been a while since I read it.

    The King’s General sounds vaguely familiar…if I did read it, it would have been more than 50 years ago, when I read the other duMaurier books. Sounds good. Enjoy your reading.

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  3. These all look so good! I’m really happy to see you liked The Things We Wish Were True. I might pick that one up at some point.

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