#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 31 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’m just starting Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen today. The reviews have been good and it sounds really good, so I am sure I am happily reading away as you read this.

Genre: Magical Realism / Women’s Fiction

Pages: 288 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: August 30, 2022

An enchanting tale filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won’t let you go. Between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways. Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits—a stunning old cobblestone building shaped like a horseshoe, and named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy. When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment on an island outside of Charleston she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story. Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn’t yet written.

This is such a sweet little story. There’s really nothing not to like about it. Innocence, magic, love – all wonderful things ❤️

  • Genre: YA Contemporary/Fantasy
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: August 30, 2022
New York Times bestselling authors Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon craft a spellbinding novel about discovering the magic of true love on one fateful, magical night in Three Kisses, One Midnight. The town of Moon Ridge was founded 400 years ago and everyone born and raised there knows the legend of the young woman who perished at the stroke of twelve that very same night, losing the life she was set to embark on with her dearest love. Every century since, one day a year, the Lady of Moon Ridge descends from the stars to walk among the townsfolk, conjuring an aura upon those willing to follow their hearts’ desires. “To summon joy and love in another’s soul For a connection that makes two people whole For laughter and a smile that one can never miss Sealed before midnight with a truehearted kiss.” This year at Moon Ridge High, a group of friends known as The Coven will weave art, science, and magic during a masquerade ball unlike any other. Onny, True, and Ash believe everything is in alignment to bring them the affection, acceptance, and healing that can only come from romance—with a little help from Onny’s grandmother’s love potion. But nothing is as simple as it first seems. And as midnight approaches, The Coven learn that it will take more than a spell to recognize those who offer their love and to embrace all the magic that follows.

All Dressed Up by Jilly Gagnon looks good but boy have the early reviews been overwhelmingly mediocre to bad. I’ll be opening this one with a bit of healthy trepidation but who knows, I may love it. It’s happened before! Or you may never see it mentioned again on my blog. I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of curious which way it’ll go.

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
The weekend getaway at the gorgeous manor hotel should have been perfect. But Becca is freshly smarting from her husband Blake’s betrayal and knows this is just an expensive attempt at an apology. She may not be ready to forgive him, but the drinks are strong, the estate is stunning, and the weekend has an elaborate 1920s murder mystery theme. She decides to get into the spirit of things and enjoy their stay. What could go wrong? Before long, the game is afoot: famed speakeasy songstress Ida Crooner is found “murdered,” and it’s up to the guests to sniff out which of them might be the culprit. Playing the role of Miss Debbie Taunte, an ingenue with a dark past, Becca dives into the world of pun-heavy clues, hammy acting, and secret passages, hoping to at least take her mind off her marital troubles. Then, the morning after they arrive, the actress playing Ida’s maid fails to reappear for her role. The game’s organizer–that’s Miss Ann Thrope to you–assumes the young woman’s flakiness is to blame, but when snooping for clues as “Debbie,” Becca finds evidence she may not have left of her own free will.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

24 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – August 31 2022”

  1. Three Kisses, One Midnight really put me in the fall mood – bring on the pumpkins! I mentioned it to my book club last night.

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    1. It’s perfect for an October read. I loved how sweet and innocent it is. That’s such a rare thing in YA books any more.

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    1. It was different. I loved the many unique things about it and the setting…well, when don’t I love a beach/island setting.

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  2. Other Birds looks good! I hope you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you think of it! Have a wonderful week.

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  3. All Dressed Up looks really good. Looks like you have a lot of good books to read this week.

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