Books I Am Reading This Week and Weekly Book Haul- April 12, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover

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’ll be honest. I don’t remember how I came about having Hot Dutch Daydream by Kristy Boyce. It looks cute though, and I love the setting. I’m starting it today and hopefully it will be the nice light fluffy story it looks to be or more.

  • Genre: Rom Com
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2023
Romance is not on the itinerary—or is it? Rom-com fans who love books by Elise Bryant and Jenna Evans Welch will adore this paperback original companion to Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce. No one has ever accused Sage Cunningham of being easily distracted. She has a plan, and she won’t be swayed. She’ll spend the summer interning in her mentor’s lab in Amsterdam, and then she’ll be ready to start her freshman year of college. All she needs to do to pay for the summer abroad is agree to serve as the au pair for Dr. Reese’s three-year-old. Sage has it all down to a science, but she doesn’t anticipate the surprise arrival of Dr. Reese’s teenage son. Ryland is spontaneous, flirty, and impulsive—everything Sage isn’t. He’s an artist, and he’s not half bad, but he’s desperately in need of someone to keep him focused. And as nannying proves harder than Sage had expected, it turns out she might need help too. The two strike a deal. Sage will stop Ryland from going out with a different girl every day, and Ryland will pitch in with his little brother. Spending the whole summer stuck together is the perfect way to keep distractions to a minimum. Right? Reluctant romance lovers will devour this next summer read from Hot British Boyfriend author Kristy Boyce.

Oh, wow! Once I started Pieces of Me by Kate McLaughlin, I literally could not put it down. I was late putting this post together yesterday because I couldn’t stop reading. The story is that fascinating. It’s about a young woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities) and it completely riveted me. And to think I almost didn’t read it 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Genre: YA Contemporary/Women’s Fiction
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2023
The next gut-punching, compulsively readable Kate McLaughlin novel, about a girl finding strength in not being alone. When eighteen-year-old Dylan wakes up, she’s in an apartment she doesn’t recognize. The other people there seem to know her, but she doesn’t know them – not even the pretty, chiseled boy who tells her his name is Connor. A voice inside her head keeps saying that everything is okay, but Dylan can’t help but freak out. Especially when she borrows Connor’s phone to call home and realizes she’s been missing for three days. Dylan has lost time before, but never like this. Soon after, Dylan is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and must grapple not only with the many people currently crammed inside her head, but that a secret from her past so terrible she’s blocked it out has put them there. Her only distraction is a budding new relationship with Connor. But as she gets closer to finding out the truth, Dylan wonders: will it heal her or fracture her further? Kate McLaughlin’s Pieces of Me is raw, intimate, and surprisingly hopeful. “Pieces of Me is a chilling, yet empathetic, look into Dissociative Identity Disorder. With her calm, pure, voice, Kate McLaughlin delves deep into the crevices of this misunderstood disorder and a young woman’s mind. I had to keep reading not only to understand Dylan, the main character—but to understand all of the people inside Dylan’s head.” – Hayley Krischer, author of Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf and The Falling Girls

I am totally fascinated by the thought of a story that is part thriller and part mythological horror. Of course, I always take a chance when the word horror is used in terms of genre but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give this one a try. I love that it focuses on Native Americans too.

  • Genre: Thriller/Mythological Horror
  • Pages: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishers
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2023
A young Native girl’s hunt for answers about the women mysteriously disappearing from her tribe’s reservation leads her to delve into the myths and stories of her people, all while being haunted herself, in this atmospheric and stunningly poignant debut. Anna Horn is always looking over her shoulder. For the bullies who torment her, for the entitled visitors at the reservation’s casino…and for the nameless, disembodied entity that stalks her every step—an ancient tribal myth come-to-life, one that’s intent on devouring her whole. With strange and sinister happenings occurring around the casino, Anna starts to suspect that not all the horrors on the reservation are old. As girls begin to go missing and the tribe scrambles to find answers, Anna struggles with her place on the rez, desperately searching for the key she’s sure lies in the legends of her tribe’s past. When Anna’s own little sister also disappears, she’ll do anything to bring Grace home. But the demons plaguing the reservation—both ancient and new—are strong, and sometimes, it’s the stories that never get told that are the most important. Part gripping thriller and part mythological horror, author Nick Medina spins an incisive and timely novel of life as an outcast, the cost of forgetting tradition, and the courage it takes to become who you were always meant to be.

Only two books this week and they both are romcoms. Change of Plans is for a buddy read that the author is part of with a group on Instagram and Love at 350° was sent to me by Penguin Random House and looked like fun.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

33 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week and Weekly Book Haul- April 12, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover”

  1. Great collection, Tessa. I’m interested in two of them especially, and I look forward to your reviews. 😊

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  2. Sisters of the Lost Nation really appeals to me. I hope you enjoy it, Tessa, because you might convince me to pick it up. 🙂 Pieces of me sounds like it was intense, and I love books that I just can’t put down. Thanks for sharing your world of books! Happy Reading!

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  3. I have read and enjoyed two previous books by Kate McLaughlin. Somehow I missed this one. I will be adding it to my Amazon wishlist. Enjoy your upcoming books and your week ahead.

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  4. I’m nearly finished my book, about someone who starts fires, a kidnapping of police, corruption in high places. It is really good. I’ll put the review on in a few days. Tested positive for Covid, so not doing much but read.

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  5. So many interesting books! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a protagonist that has DID so that sounds really interesting and I’m now curious about the rep! Glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂 I hope you enjoy all these other books too—the romances have such cute covers!


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