It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly feature hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate, where we can share what you have been reading, what you are currently reading, and what you’ll be reading soon.

I’ll start with what I finished last week.

Last week I finished 6 books, and was especially thrilled that I rated three of them 5 stars! Those three were: The Hate U Give, Liar, and Fangirl. Stillhouse Lake and One of Us Is Lying were 4 star books for me, and Deceptive Practices was a 3 star review. That was a pleasant (and much needed) change from the previous week where I had a string of 2 star books.

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Next up are my current reads. Right now, I’m reading three books (two backlist books, and one from Netgalley) and they are…

Each Little Lie by Tom Bale

35224842One split second can destroy your life forever

Single mother Jen Cornish is just trying to hold things together for the sake of her seven-year-old son Charlie. Until the day when she does an impulsive good deed to help a neighbour, setting off a terrifying chain of events that quickly spirals out of control…

When she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Jen quickly starts to wonder if someone is playing a cruel game with her – or is she losing her mind?

Desperate to clear her name with the police, she must first untangle a chilling web of lies. But someone is watching her every move – and it isn’t just Jen who is in danger. They’re watching her child as well.

 

Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher 

91477Harry Dresden–WizardLost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work–magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses–and the first two don’t count…

 

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielweski 

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A blind old man, a young apprentice working in a tattoo shop, and a mad woman haunting an Ohio institute narrate this story of a family that encounters an endlessly shifting series of hallways in their new home, eventually coming face to face with the awful darkness lying at its heart.

 

 

 

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Lastly, what’s up next. Now, I will admit that I am horrible at setting a TBR. I generally read whatever I feel in the mood for at the time that I’m ready to pick up a new book, so it is highly likely that these will change, BUT if I had to guess, here are three I’m planning to pick up soon!

The Watcher by Netta Newbound

34096930Life couldn’t get much better for Hannah. She accepts her dream job in Manchester, and easily makes friends with her new neighbours.

When she becomes romantically involved with her boss, she can’t believe her luck. But things are about to take a grisly turn.

As her colleagues and neighbours are killed off one by one, Hannah’s idyllic life starts to fall apart. But when her mother becomes the next victim, the connection to Hannah is all too real.

Who is watching her every move? Will the police discover the real killer in time?

Hannah is about to learn that appearances can be deceptive.

 

The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl

25692511What if it turns out that the newsmakers are actually making the news happen?

Television reporter Erica Sparks has just landed her dream job at Global News Network. Beautiful, talented, and ambitious, Erica grew up dirt poor, worked her way through Yale, and is carrying a terrible secret. She moves to Manhattan to join GNN, leaving Jenny, her adored 7-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband. Erica’s producer at the network, Greg Underwood, is handsome and compelling. Scarred by her divorce, Erica is wary of romance, but there’s no denying the mutual attraction.

On one of her first assignments, Erica witnesses a horrific Staten Island ferry crash. Then she lands a coveted interview with presumptive presidential nominee Kay Barrish. During the interview Barrish collapses. Erica valiantly tries to save her with CPR. The footage rivets the world—GNN’s ratings soar and Erica is now a household name.

But she’s troubled. What a strange coincidence that both events should happen on her watch. It’s almost as if they were engineered. Is that possible?

Erica’s relentless pursuit of the truth puts her life and that of her daughter in danger. Her investigation leads her into the heart of darkness—where the future of our democracy is at stake.

 

Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

32620304All’s fair in love and work. The first standalone romance by New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) is a sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

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**So there you go! What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books on my lists? Let me know in the comments!**

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10 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR

  1. AHH I’m so so glad you liked Fangirl!! Isn’t Cath the most relatable of ever?!? I love her. 😂 And the part where she avoided the cafeteria and just ate peanut butter for ages? THAT WOULD BE ME. Hehe. And I also loved the Hate U Give! So like the biggest congrats for having so many excellent reads all in a row! I’ve been having a bit of a reading ughugh time but I’m hoping to read Ferocious by Paula Stokes and also More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera this week!!

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    • Ohh yay!! I hope those are good! I had a string of not great books, so I was glad last week worked out better! 😍 I did love Cath! Aww I wanted to sweep her up and put her in a bubble because I felt bad for her sometimes! She’s the best!

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