What Are You Reading This Week – November 3, 2021? #WWWWednesday #CurrentlyReading

When I first saw the cover of You’ve Reached Sam, I started to take a pass on it, but then I read the description. It gave me cold chills, and I thought that if a description could do that, then I need to give this book a try.

  • Genre: YA Contemporary / Paranormal
  • Pages: 304 pgs.
  • Publisher: St. Marin’s Press
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2021
Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail. And Sam picks up the phone. In a miraculous turn of events, Julie’s been given a second chance at goodbye. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam’s voice makes her fall for him all over again, and with each call it becomes harder to let him go. However, keeping her otherworldly calls with Sam a secret isn’t easy, especially when Julie witnesses the suffering Sam’s family is going through. Unable to stand by the sidelines and watch their shared loved ones in pain, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.

Nicholas Meyer knows how to write Sherlock Holmes’ tales. This is the second Sherlock Holmes book I’ve read by him, and I loved both of them. This one was particularly intriguing because of the setting and all that goes with that.

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Pages: 272 pgs
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2021
In Nicholas Meyer’s The Return of the Pharaoh, Sherlock Holmes returns in an adventure that takes him to Egypt in search of a missing nobleman, a previously undiscovered pharaoh’s tomb, and a conspiracy that threatens his very life. With his international bestseller, The Seven Per Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes that reinvigorated the world’s interest in the first consulting detective. Now, many years later, Meyer is given exclusive access to Dr. Watson’s unpublished journal, wherein he details a previously unknown case. In 1910, Dr. John Watson travels to Egypt with his wife Juliet. Her tuberculosis has returned and her doctor recommends a stay at a sanitarium in a dry climate. But while his wife undergoes treatment, Dr. Watson bumps into an old friend–Sherlock Holmes, in disguise and on a case. An English Duke with a penchant for egyptology has disappeared, leading to enquiries from his wife and the Home Office. Holmes has discovered that the missing duke has indeed vanished from his lavish rooms in Cairo and that he was on the trail of a previous undiscovered and unopened tomb. And that he’s only the latest Egyptologist to die or disappear under odd circumstances. With the help of Howard Carter, Holmes and Watson are on the trail of something much bigger, more important, and more sinister than an errant lord.

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can add in books that I have bought to my reading week, and I’m starting with this recent acquisition that has been sitting on the table next to where I read since it came out. It has been demanding to be read, and I’m excited to take on the third book in the trilogy. 🙂

  • Genre: YA Fantasy
  • Pages: 400 pgs
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • Publication Date: September 21, 2021
In love they breathed. In destiny they believed. In the end, will divinity be their demise? After Séverin’s seeming betrayal, the crew is fractured. Armed with only a handful of hints, Enrique, Laila, Hypnos and Zofia must find their way through the snarled, haunted waterways of Venice, Italy to locate Séverin. Meanwhile, Séverin must balance the deranged whims of the Patriarch of the Fallen House and discover the location of a temple beneath a plague island where the Divine Lyre can be played and all that he desires will come to pass. With only ten days until Laila expires, the crew will face plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself… but at a price they may not be willing to pay. Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with the final riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever.

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17 Replies to “What Are You Reading This Week – November 3, 2021? #WWWWednesday #CurrentlyReading”

  1. You’ve Reached Sam’s synopsis gave me chills, too! I’m looking forward to your review. If the characters are headed off to college, I wonder if this book will have elements of New Adult fiction. I just started reading Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurtson yesterday, and today I’ll begin the audiobook Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix.

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      1. Oh, wonderful! Most bloggers I’ve met haven’t taken to her like I’ve had. I’ve read most of her books, but I’m spreading them out, too.

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  2. Return of the Pharaoh, I’ve always loved Sherlock Holmes. I’m not reading at the moment, between work and my daughter there aren’t enough hours in the day.

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    1. Nicholas Meyer writes excellent Sherlock Holmes stories. How did your play go? (Am I remembering that correctly? You were writing a play for production with your writing group?)


  3. It’s killing me not to be able to read The Bronzed Beasts and Empire of the Vampire, but maybe I can work them in when I make a reading schedule today.

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      1. I’ve never had this many on my NG shelf, and several are due soon. It’s becoming a dire situation!


  4. I’m looking forward to your review of You’ve Reached Sam, It does sound good and very emotional.

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