#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – June 8, 2022

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

I will start Can’t Look Away by Carola Lovering today. I’m excited to read this psychological thriller. It sounds just fascinating to me.

  • Genre: Domestic Thriller / Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 314 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: June 14, 2022
In 2013, twenty-three-year old Molly Diamond is a barista, dreaming of becoming a writer. One night at a concert in East Williamsburg, she locks eyes with the lead singer, Jake Danner, and can’t look away. Molly and Jake fall quickly and deeply in love, especially after he writes a hit song about her that puts his band on the map. Nearly a decade later, Molly has given up writing and is living in Flynn Cove, Connecticut with her young daughter and her husband Hunter—who is decidedly not Jake Danner. Their life looks picture-perfect, but Molly is lonely; she feels out of place with the other women in their wealthy suburb, and is struggling to conceive their second child. When Sabrina, a newcomer in town, walks into the yoga studio where Molly teaches and confesses her own fertility struggles, Molly believes she’s finally found a friend. But Sabrina has her own reasons for moving to Flynn Cove and befriending Molly. And as Sabrina’s secrets are slowly unspooled, her connection to Molly becomes clearer––as do secrets of Molly’s own, which she’s worked hard to keep buried. Meanwhile, a new version of Jake’s hit song is on the radio, forcing Molly to confront her past and ask the ultimate questions: What happens when life turns out nothing like we thought it would, when we were young and dreaming big? Does growing up mean choosing with your head, rather than your heart? And do we ever truly get over our first love?

I am still finishing up It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler as I write this, but I should be done soon – maybe even before you see my post. This story took an unexpected turn early on that left a bad taste in my mouth, so I’m going to have to get to the end and think about this one for a few days before deciding what how I feel about it. I will say that I found the writing style to be fairly unique, which is interesting.

  • Genre: Contemporary / Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 347 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2022
Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon and taking her secrets with her. Marti has ensured that her modest estate is easy for her family to deal with once she’s gone––including a provision that the family’s summer cottage on Mount Desert Island, Maine, must be sold, the proceeds split equally between the three girls. Beck, the eldest, is a freelance journalist whose marriage looks more like a sibling bond than a passionate partnership. In fact, her husband Paul is hiding a troubling truth about his love life. For Beck, the Maine cottage has been essential to her secret wish to write a novel––and to remake the terms of her relationship. Despite her accomplishments as a pediatric cardiologist, Claire, the middle daughter, has always felt like the Geller misfit. Recently divorced, Claire’s secret unrequited love for the wrong man is slowly destroying her, and she’s finding that her expertise on matters of the heart unfortunately doesn’t extend to her own. Youngest daughter Sophie appears to live an Instagram-ready life, filled with glamorous work and travel, celebrities, fashion, art, and sex. In reality, her existence is a cash-strapped house of cards that may crash at any moment. Enter C.J. Reynolds, an enigmatic southerner ex-con with his own hidden past who complicates the situation. All is not what it seems, and everything is about to change.

I’m so excited to read The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi. It’s the first book of a trilogy that’s one of the most anticipated books of 2022, and I love that it’s rooted in African and Arabian mythology, which is largely unknown to me. It’s a big one at 583 pages!

  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Pages: 583 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2022
Red is the blood of the elite, of magic, of control. Blue is the blood of the poor, of workers, of the resistance. Clear is the blood of the slaves, of the crushed, of the invisible. Sylah dreams of days growing up in the resistance, being told she would spark a revolution that would free the empire from the red-blooded ruling classes’ tyranny. That spark was extinguished the day she watched her family murdered before her eyes. Anoor has been told she’s nothing, no one, a disappointment, by the only person who matters: her mother, the most powerful ruler in the empire. But when Sylah and Anoor meet, a fire burns between them that could consume the kingdom—and their hearts. Hassa moves through the world unseen by upper classes, so she knows what it means to be invisible. But invisibility has its uses: It can hide the most dangerous of secrets, secrets that can reignite a revolution. And when she joins forces with Sylah and Anoor, together these grains of sand will become a storm. As the empire begins a set of trials of combat and skill designed to find its new leaders, the stage is set for blood to flow, power to shift, and cities to burn.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

18 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – June 8, 2022”

  1. The thriller sounds fabulous. Too bad about the woman’s fiction. The premise sounded good. I hope it turns around for you before it ends.

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    1. The women’s fiction was interesting. If it were a soap opera, I wouldn’t have batted a eye but as a story with a lot of important themes, it’s a head scratcher and a bit cringy.

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  2. Now I’m very intrigued by It All Comes Down to This. I am looking forward to your review!

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    1. It was really tough for me to read. Without that soap opera-like twist that is very cringy, it would have been much better.


  3. I have The Final Strife coming up also – had no idea it was so hefty. I’ll be pushing it to finish all of my NG June reads!

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    1. I’ve got 6 more books for the month, so I should be okay but yes, it’s a hunk of book. I’ve given extra days to it in my reading schedule.

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