WWW Wednesdays – February 3rd, 2021

Let’s talk about books! This is a post where I discuss all the books that I have been reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

I loved this book, it’s almost like Breakfast Club meats Gossip Girl. It’s about how the Brain, the Princess, the Criminal, the Athlete and the Outcast all end up in detention together. Five of them walk in, but only five of them walk out. The student’s death is ruled to be suspicious. The student died before he was about to expose secrets of the other four students, who now are accused of being a suspect. So what exactly happened in that detention room? And just how far will you go to protect your secret?

My rating: 4 stars out of 5

This is Karen M. McManus’ debut novel. I am really starting to like reading her novels.

I have been spending a lot of time reading last week and this week. I feel proud of myself. My goal is to read 100 books by the end of the year.

And

Wow! This book was amazing! I can see why it won the Goodreads Choice 2015 Winner. Rachel takes the same train ride every day, she knows the route like the back of her hand. She sees this couple, so much, she feels like she knows them. She refers to them as Jess and Jason. She can see how happy they are, and wonders why she can’t be that happy. Until one day, she discovers that everything is about to change, and nothing was ever the same again.

My Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

I can’t wait to watch the movie this weekend. I have had this book sit on my bookshelf for almost six years, before I was finally able to make time to read.

2. What am I currently reading?

I am so excited to read this book. It’s about a flight attendant who has a drinking problem, and wakes up next to a guy who is dead in a wrong hotel room. She has no memory of last night, since she has a drinking problem, and would often have blackouts. I am going to be starting to read this later tonight.

3. What will I read next?

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Top Ten Tuesdays #22 – January 26th, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is about New-to-Me Authors in 2020. Although because I didn’t really read many new authors last year. I am starting to branch out into new authors this year.

  1. Robert Galbraith
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Author is known for Cormoran Strike series. In case you haven’t heard, this is J.K. Rowling under a writing pseudonym. Her writing has evolved since the Harry Potter series, since these books are for mystery, not fantasy like the Harry Potter series were. These books are more for adults, instead of children.

2. Gillian Flynn

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I have finally read my first Gillian Flynn’s books. I really enjoyed this book, despite already seeing the movie, and knowing what was going to happen in the book. I can’t wait to read her other books.

3. Janet Fitch

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I finally read this book. I loved it so much. I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time. It was amazing, but heart wrenching, too. I admire Janet Fitch’s writing, because it was so beautifully poetic, it was like reading a long poem.

4. Shari Lapena

I borrowed this book from my Grandma. I am glad I did. I realized that she is a fellow Canadian, like me. I am excited to read her books.

5. Karen M. Manus

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This was my first book I have read of Karen’s, she is an amazing author. She mostly writes mystery, and suspense books. I have really enjoyed her books. They really do put me on the edge of my seat. She is best known for her book, One of us is Lying.

6. D.M. Pulley

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This was an amazing mystery, suspense story. It takes place in a haunted house. D.M. Pulley writes about suspense books, so I have added them to my To Be Read List.

7. Cristin Terrill

I loved reading this book so much. She had an interesting writing approach. Terrill’s idea was to write about it from Daniel’s perspective, so the reader had to decide from themselves, of whether or not Daniel was lying, or telling the truth.

8. Erin Falconer

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This was an inspiring book, it was one of the first books I read during the first lockdown. It was really helpful. It was sitting on my book shelf for awhile, before I got around to read it.

Unfortunately those are the only new to me authors I have read this year, and last year. I did a lot of re-reads last year, especially with my Harry Potter books. I love those books, but alas, I have to put those books on hold for the time being, since I have a never ending To Be Read List.