#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 3, 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 will start Elodie’s Library of Second Chances by Rebecca Raisin when I get home from work today. I read a Christmas novel by the author last Christmas and absolutely adored it. Plus I have heard wonderful things from those of you who have read it already. Needless to say, I am looking forward to delving in.

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy / Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 299 pages
  • Publisher: HQ Digital
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2022
Everyone has a story. You just have to read between the lines… When Elodie applies for the job of librarian in peaceful Willow Grove, she’s looking forward to a new start. As the daughter of a media empire, her every move has been watched for years, and she longs to work with the thing she loves most: books. It’s a chance to make a real difference too, because she soon realises that there are other people in Willow Grove who might need a fresh start – like the homeless man everyone walks past without seeing, or the divorcée who can’t seem to escape her former husband’s misdeeds. Together with local journalist Finn, Elodie decides these people have stories that need sharing. What if instead of borrowing books readers could ‘borrow’ a person, and hear the life stories of those they’ve overlooked? But Elodie isn’t quite sharing her whole story either. As the story of the library’s new success grows, will her own secret be revealed? An uplifting story about fresh starts, new beginnings and the power of stories, from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!

OMG! I don’t think I’ve read a book as dark and twisted as Such a Good Mother by Helen Monks Takhar. My review will be posted tomorrow and it is Random House’s August book club book for which there is a free virtual event – info at the bottom of this post.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication Date: August 2, 2022
Rose O’Connell is barely surviving. Her marriage is rocky; her son isn’t fitting in at his new school, the prestigious Woolf Academy; and their tiny apartment in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood can barely contain her family. As she struggles to make ends meet on her junior bank teller wages, Rose finds that life as the only mom in a name tag and uniform at the Woolf’s shiny school gates isn’t easy. Not so for those in the elite and secretive Circle—a tight-knit group of wealthy mothers, led by the charismatic and glamorous Amala Kaur—who rule the school. When the mysterious death of one of the Circle’s members creates a vacancy, Rose dares to hope she could fill it and transform her life. Amala’s shocking decision to invite Rose into her clique provokes resentment among the Circle, especially when her fortunes, self-esteem, and status start to soar. But Rose soon realizes the true price of being on the inside. Far from being a dream come true, the Circle proves her worst nightmare. Unlike the woman she replaced, can Rose escape with her life? Taut, complex, and compulsively readable, Such a Good Mother is a razor-sharp take on the myth of having it all.

Long Gone by Joanna Schaffhausen is book 2 in the Annalisa Vega series. I read book 1 and loved it so I expect to love this as well!

  • Genre: Police Procedural
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2022
Long Gone, the next installment of Joanna Schaffhausen’s critically acclaimed Detective Annalisa Vega series. Chicago detective Annalisa Vega shattered her life, personally and professionally, when she turned in her ex-cop father for his role in a murder. Her family can’t forgive her. Her fellow officers no longer trust her. So when detective Leo Hammond turns up dead in a bizarre murder, Annalisa thinks she has nothing to lose by investigating whatever secrets he hid behind the thin blue line. Annalisa quickly zeroes in on someone who had good reason to want Hammond dead: a wealthy, fast-talking car salesman who’d gotten away with murder once and wasn’t about to let Hammond take a second shot. Moe Bocks remains the number one suspect in his girlfriend’s brutal unsolved death, and now he’s got a new woman in his sights—Annalisa’s best friend. Annalisa is desperate to protect her friend and force Bocks to pay, either for Hammond’s death or his earlier crime. But when no one else believes the connection, she takes increasingly risky chances to reveal the truth. Because both Hammond and Bocks had secrets to die for, and if she doesn’t untangle them soon, Annalisa will be next.

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22 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 3, 2022”

  1. I’ve heard wonderful things about Elodie’s Library. I hope you enjoy all these books, Tessa!

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  2. Elodie’s Library of Second Chances sounds so good! I hope you enjoy it and look forward to what you think of it! Have a wonderful week.

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  3. I have also seen great reviews for Elodie and need to pick it up to read. I hope Long Gone is a great read, I enjoyed the first in the series. Have a great reading week, Tessa.

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