WWW Wednesday | What A Great Reading Week- May 27th

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on 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?

I’m trying out some beach-inspired photos today. I wanted to see what I could accomplish indoors. I still have some kinks to work out, but these are only my first attempt. I will get there.

I may take a field trip with my iPad and some props to a little beach that has been created by the lake (that I live across the street from) for more authentic -type pictures. That is, when the weather is better. Instead of April showers bringing May flowers, we’ve had May showers bring June who-knows-what.

I’ve had a good reading week. All blog tour books – one from each of the blog tours that I participate in.

I’m excited for most of the books I have coming up this summer. I will be able to read a few of the books I actually bought and Harlequin Trade has a bunch of really great sounding mystery/thrillers coming out that I have ARCs for. They keep sending me widgets, and I have a hard time saying no to a widget.

And to add to my reads, One More Chapter Books – an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers – has invited me to their Facebook page for book bloggers where they provide…. you guessed it…widgets! It’s worse than NetGalley in a way, because there is no requesting. I truly am like a kid in a candy store.

Currently Reading

Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton

Book Description: When offered a one-way trip to the past, Iz sacrifices everything for a chance to change her dystopian future—and see her murdered lover one last time.

After a perilous journey through a black hole, she wakes up on a tropical beach, buck naked and mortally wounded—but twenty years younger! With only hours to live, she must convince an enraptured but skeptical twenty-something guy to fix their future relationship and thereby save the planet (no one is quite sure why.)

But it’s easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that’s a heartbreaker, save the world or not.

My Thoughts

I am about a third of the way through this story. It reads really fast, which I like, but I don’t know if I would consider it YA. The writing can be rather direct and even crude when talking about sex and the characters, at least in the first third, are adults – like my age adults or maybe older. That should change when she goes back in time but we’ll see if I think it’s YA at that point. Otherwise, it is completely compelling, fascinating, and action-packed – three things that I always enjoy.

Just Finished

Summer in the City by Emma Jackson
Contemporary Romance & Light Mystery

Sometimes the one thing you’re looking for is right in front of you…
Stephen is on a very personal mission to find his father as per the wishes in their mother’s will. But he has no idea where to start, not that he’s going to tell anyone that… When Noelle, native New Yorker, daughter of a detective and desperate for a distraction from the novel she’s been struggling to write, offers to help, it feels like the perfect solution.
Except the last time she spoke to Stephen he thought they’d be seeing the New Year in together and instead she stood him up and sold him out! Stephen’s big enough and been around the block enough times to understand that all is fair in love and war, isn’t he? But when Stephen accepts her offer and they begin their search across the city, it soon becomes clear that the weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up.

My Thoughts

Summer in the City is a fresh story about a woman who writes cozy mysteries. It has a mystery in it because she looks for mysteries around her to fuel her creativity and ideas. It’s a romance too but not a sappy romance – a very contemporary one that is more direct and to the point. My only complaint is that it was told from both the guy’s and the girl’s perspective but they didn’t have distinct voices, making it very confusing at times. It didn’t help that the ARC I got from NetGalley was not formatted at all. So everything just ran together – dialogue, chapters, etc… that was very challenging for me to read.

Reading Next

Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks
Psychological Thriller

Daisy and Simon’s marriage isn’t what it seems…

After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. They’re a happy little family of three.

So what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes—Daisy’s used to it. She knows he’s just letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And their happy little family of three will never be the same again.

In Lies, Lies, Lies, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in free fall in a mesmerizing tale of marriage and secrets.

My Thoughts

Another Psychological Thriller! I’m loving all these psyc thrillers that keep coming my way. I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve never read anything by Adele Parks so I’m curious what format this story will take – a slow build or a roller coaster ride from page 1. I look forward to finding out 😁

What are you reading this week?

31 Replies to “WWW Wednesday | What A Great Reading Week- May 27th”

  1. That FB group sounds like a dream! Except possibly also a nightmare, because I’m having enough trouble keeping up as it is. :p Summer in the City sounds fascinating, but argh, sometimes Netgalley files are a complete nightmare!

    Here’s my WWW post!

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  2. Oooh. I’m excited to hear about Lies Lies Lies. Love psych thrillers and love that cover. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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  3. I really like your beach inspired photos. So perfect for reading.
    And, of course, you knew I’d be drawn to Lies, Lies, Lies. I’ll be looking forward to your review on that one.
    Right now I’m immersed in the Harry Dresden series (on book 6). I’ve got quite a ways to go yet. I’m not sure I’ll be able to read all of these back to back, without sneaking a few psychological thrillers in!

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    1. Wow. Thanks for remembering! I’m terrible with book titles, so I really appreciate the kind words. 😜

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  4. Lies Lies Lies sounds good! I feel like I’m picky about my thrillers sometimes but in reality I feel like there’s so many different types of thrillers out there I still have to explore. Happy reading!

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    1. I love all thrillers but there is something about psychological thrillers that puts them at the top of the list for me. I can’t wait to start it ❤️

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out on Crossing in Time, @Tessa. ♥️♥️♥️

    I know how precious your time must be—and how many choices you have for ways to spend it. I so appreciate you taking the time to read an unknown author (with an “old” book, lol) and posting about it mid-read on your blog. 🙏

    (Oh, and it’s totally NOT YA 😳. Amazon keeps listing it there and I keep telling them not to. For a while, it was listed in “Humor”. OHG, you should have seen the reviews people left when they discovered I was no Mark Twain. 🙈Unfortunately, Amazon is not big on listening to indie authors, and the book keeps appearing in lists where it doesn’t belong. So sorry about that!)

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    1. I am glad to know I was right about it not being YA. It does not read as one at all. I just finished it and wow! I love the story you have told. I have to admit I do have a thing for quantum physics and for love stories ❤️. Much success to you and the series!

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      1. Thank you so much, Tessa.

        If you ever decide to publish an indie book, I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned. I do believe the journey is the reward. Thanks so much for sharing a small part of it with me. 🎈

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