WWW Wednesday…What I’m Reading…
It’s been over a month since I’ve posted what I’m reading! I had no idea it had been so long. But I’ve got lots to report on, so keep reading!! I know I will be!!
This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. A similar meme, This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.
Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions about what you’re reading in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.
The questions are:
WHAT I’M READING
WHAT I FINISHED READING
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT
What I’m Reading…
I loved Big Little Lies and My Husband’s Secret so much that I grabbed this one off the shelf as soon as it came out. At the drugstore, no less! Unfortunately, it’s starting out a little slow, but I have hope things will pick up shortly.
What I’ve Read…
Did the Star Wars thing again. As much as I loved the character of Rey in A Force Awakens, this book reminds me that the world of Star Wars already had a kick-ass female character in Princess Leia!
Aftermath wasn’t as good but I’m hopeful that the series might give some hints about where The Force Awakens is going.
I thought this deserved it’s own post. Get out what I thought about the new Harry Potter here.
Alice Clayton’s second in the Hudson Valley series is just as entertaining as the first. Both sweet and sexy, the only criticism I have is that at times there’s too much Natalie, the main character who has a personality as large as her chest measurements. Still, a fun read.
I didn’t know what to expect from this. I love historical romance and I’ve always been interested in the short and tragic reign of Jane Grey. Adding magic and an alternate reality to that story – well, why not?
I wish this is how Jane Grey’s story really turned out. And I loved the magical element. Verities and edians (humans who can transform into animals) instead of Catholics and Protestants made for a nice change as well. Kind Edward was a much more likable character than anything else I’ve read about him, Queen Mary was as bitchy as you’d imagine and Elizabeth was the perfect saviour of the realm. And Gifford Dudley was the perfect horse-husband as any girl would want.
Suspend your beliefs and forget what you’ve learned in history class. This is the history I want to read!
I was once revered Emily Giffen as a chick-lit goddess. Something Borrowed was perfection, Something Blue, just as good. But then something happened and I fell out of love with her. Still good books but…I had been disappointed with the football book (can’t even remember the name) but when I came across her latest, I thought I’d give it a try.
It’s an okay read. But while I was reading, I found myself amazed at the similarities between First Comes Loves and my books! For example:
- Coming Home – a tale of a complicated relationship between sisters and how they deal with loss
- Absinthe Doesn’t Make the Heart Grow Fonder – 2 main characters named Josie and Meredith
- Unexpecting – the whole plot about a thirtysomething woman trying to have a baby with a friend
This is the blurb from First Comes Love
Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.
On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.
I’m sure it’s a coincidence but to have your plotlines and characters copied by a bestselling author is both disturbing and exhilarating! It’s like Emily Giffen read my books. And liked them!
If only she’d write a review…
What about you? Read any good books lately? I’ve got two more weeks at the cottage, so expect me to have another list next week! I’ve got the latest Philippa Gregory and Colleen Hoover books waiting for me!