#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 6, 2022

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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

I’ve never read a Ruth Ware book before but I always hear wonderful things about them. I’m so excited to begin The It Girl today!

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Pages: 431 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Press
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder. April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends—Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily—during their first term. By the end of the year, April was dead. Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have finally put the past behind her, Hannah’s world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder. “The Agatha Christie of our generation” (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author) proves once again that she is “as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime” (The Washington Post) with this propulsive murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I had heard mixed things about Upgrade by Blake Crouch, so I went in with an open mind. I’ve never read a book by this author, and though I do enjoy science fiction, I get only a few widgets per year. I found it to be very intriguing and could see it be made into a movie easily.

  • Genre: SciFy Thriller (Technothriller)
  • Pages: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
At first, Logan Ramsay isn’t sure if anything’s different. He just feels a little . . . sharper. Better able to concentrate. Better at multitasking. Reading a bit faster, memorizing better, needing less sleep. But before long, he can’t deny it: Something’s happening to his brain. To his body. He’s starting to see the world, and those around him—even those he loves most—in whole new ways. The truth is, Logan’s genome has been hacked. And there’s a reason he’s been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy. Worse still, what’s happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one that will inflict the same changes on humanity at large—at a terrifying cost. Because of his new abilities, Logan’s the one person in the world capable of stopping what’s been set in motion. But to have a chance at winning this war, he’ll have to become something other than himself. Maybe even something other than human. And even as he’s fighting, he can’t help wondering: what if humanity’s only hope for a future really does lie in engineering our own evolution? Intimate in scale yet epic in scope, Upgrade is an intricately plotted, lightning-fast tale that charts one man’s thrilling transformation, even as it asks us to ponder the limits of our humanity—and our boundless potential.

I loved the first book in the series of which The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson is the second book in. I feel pretty certain that I’m going to enjoy this one!

  • Genre: Crime Thriller
  • Pages: 531 pages
  • Publisher: Hanover Square Press (Harlequin
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
Detective Anjelica Henley confronts a series of ritualistic murders in this heart-pounding thriller about race, power and the corrupt institutions that threaten us When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher in his own church, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive, but barely, and his body shows signs of a dark religious ritual. With a revolving list of suspects and the media spotlight firmly on her, Henley is left with more questions than answers as she attempts to untangle both crimes. But when another body appears, the case takes on a new urgency. Unless she can apprehend the killer, the next victim may just be Henley herself. Both fans of The Jigsaw Man and readers coming to Matheson’s work for the first time will get swept away in this heart-pounding thriller. Drawing on her experiences as a criminal attorney, Nadine Matheson deftly explores issues of race, class and justice through an action-packed story that will hold you captive until the last terrifying page.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

17 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 6, 2022”

  1. I’m a big Blake Crouch fan and also just started Upgrade. He’s pretty much an auto-buy author for me. Dark Matter blew me away.

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    1. I bought Dark Matter because I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it. Upgrade is fascinating. Very technical at points but fascinating.

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  2. It looks like it’s “thriller” week, Tessa. I hope you’re having good luck with your huge stack of reading commitments. These sound like good ones. I enjoy sci-fi and I’m glad that one worked for you. Looking forward to your review!

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    1. I have hit a pocket of thrillers. I don’t usually like reading them back to back but I’m going to have to. As for my schedule, I was able to get rid of one book because on closer inspection I saw the author had listed content warnings. Two of them were problematic for me, so I respectfully declined – explaining that. Just that one book really made a big difference in my schedule. Next I have to look at August books with the same critical eye and see if I need to decline any of those. And I have been very good about requesting new books – that shelf is empty and has been that way for over a week!

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  3. The It Girl does look really good. I hope you enjoy it. I’m reading The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander.

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    1. I’m enjoying it! The Littlest Library… that’s a very intriguing title. I look forward to hearing more.


  4. I’ve just read a review for Upgrade. That blogger really enjoyed the story, I can’t wait to read your full thoughts.

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