WWW Wednesday! June 27, 2018

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a great week! Can you believe June is almost over….crazy!! I’m still on vacation until the end of the week, but I didn’t get too much reading done this week, not the 7 or so books that I was averaging in June since I seemed to spend most of this week in or on the water. I would have rather have been reading, but that is not what a family vacation is about…so…but I have managed to read 22 books this month and we still have 4 days left before we head home! If I can get a couple more books read, I’ll be sooo happy!

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Here’s how it works: all you need to do is answer the following three questions and link back to her, or you can put your answers in the comments on her blog!

The three WWW questions are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently, I’m reading:

Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison is such a tearjerker but full of some sweet laughs too! I hope to finish this one today and am loving it!!
Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell  has such fascinating premise for a historical novel I think I’ll enjoy this one although I’ve only read about 3 or 4 chapters so we will see.

Since last week I finished reading:

I was absolutely blown away by All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover just like I thought I would be! 5 Perfect stars to this amazing book..I felt like CoHo had written about parts of my own marriage at times, so this was just such an intense and tearjerking, yet tender, realistic read.
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter was my most anticipated book of the year, and maybe my expectations were just too high. It was a 4 star read, and I enjoyed it, but Slaughter is my favorite thriller/suspense author bar none so I was left feeling a bit disjointed after reading it. It was not her typical fare and maybe there is something wrong with me that I missed the graphic violence and darkness that defines her books and was not quite as prevalent in this book. It was good but still…

#20booksofsummer challenge read number 6

Dreams of Falling by Karen White was just superb! I loved every minute of this book about family, forgiveness, love, and friendship. And it was the perfect book to read while on vacation in the Lowcountry of Pawley’s Island, SC since the book takes place in Georgetown, SC which is less than 20 minutes from where I am! 4.5 Stars

#20booksofsummer challenge read number 7

I enjoyed the twisty intensity of She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell. It was much better than her book last summer that was quite predictable in my opinion. Yeah, this one had a crazy mean girl vibe that was a little overdone, but it took me a while with the twists to figure out which twin was dead even though I knew who the killer was…3.5 Stars.
The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith was a book I read for my Popsugar Reading Challenge for the prompt: A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym. I really enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s 1st book in this detective series, especially after just watching the first season of the tv series CB Strike on Cinemax…it was funny reading the book after watching the show since I usually don’t do that. I’m making sure to read the next book before starting season 2! It was a 4 Star read.

Next, I plan on reading:

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh and The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller are both July ARCS, and they both sound really good! I’m looking forward to both!

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is both a #20BookofSummer challenge book (number 8) and a Popsugar Reading Challenge book for the prompt: A book mentioned in another book. It has been on my bookshelf since it was published, so I really need to read it!

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton has been a book that I’ve been wanting to read all summer since My Lady Jane is one of my favorite books! I hope this is just as good since I love Jane Eyre!

Well, that’s what my reading currently looks like! How about yours? What good books are you reading this week or have you recently finished? What wonderful books do you plan on reading next? I’d love to hear what you’re reading so I can have more ideas for my ever-growing TBR pile! 🙂 Have a great week!!

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    1. Dreams of Falling was so good, so I hope you get to read it soon! I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Pieces of Her since it was just so different for Slaughter. Enjoy the others!! Thanks for sharing your WWW post!


  1. Love this post, Steph! I have always been curious about Beth Harbison, but thought her stuff may be a little light for me, so I look forward to your thoughts on that one, because it doesn’t sound light by how you’ve described it. I have Eagle and Crane and have been reading great things about it! Loved hearing your thoughts on the new CoHo- cannot wait for that one! Have She Was the Quiet One coming up (you are so good on your pub dates!). I haven’t requested the new Slaughter book because I was put off by the graphic nature of her last one…I should probably ask for this one now knowing that it’s not as graphic! 😂 I have the new Karen White- need to read it, and I definitely need to check out The Lady Jane Grey books because you loved the first one so much! That sounds like one I would LOVE. I am reading a few right now, but one you may be interested in- the author is a former doctor and lives in Chapel Hill!!!!!! The book is off to an excellent start- I am glued to it- The Possible World. Hope you are having some nice reading weather! Xo

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    1. This is my 1st Beth Harbison, but I wouldn’t say it’s too light. I’ve not been able to readd it without bawling my eyes out that is for sure! Oh, CoHo just broke me…ugh! I love how she really got to the heart of what marriage is like after you’ve been married a long time and have had to deal with real problems; she didn’t pull any punches!

      Haha! The Good Daughter was graphicly violent and all Slaughter’s books are, but I love them and have reread every one of her books. This one was graphic, but nothing like her others…if you can read Jar of Hearts, then this was a cake walk! I still don’t know what I think of it, lol. The Karen White book was amazing!! I love her! Lady Jane was so dang funny if you like Tudor history and don’t mind a reimagining of it! I laughed so hard! I started My Plain Jane today, and it is good so far…I love Jane Eyre, and it is funny because Charlotte Bronte is an actual character in the book and friend of Janes, haha! I just love the imagination behind the books! Oh! I will have to check that out!! Thanks for letting me know! Yes, the weather is gorgeous today, but I haven’t read very much since we drove down to Charleston today. We’re going to spend the night here tonight and head back to PI tomorrow. Charleston is my favorite city, so I always have to come visit!! xxx

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      1. I had to close my eyes during some of The Jar of Hearts! 😂 I can still remember that kitchen scene from The Good Daughter- I didn’t think I was a lightweight, but that was probably the most graphic scene I remember reading. Powerful, unforgettable, clearly, but also so darn graphic. Gosh, I am really wanting to read this new Beth Harbison now! I saw a great review from Carrie today, and now also you loving it. I need to read a few SMP’s I have on my shelf and hopefully I can do it while this one is still available. I LOVE Tudor history- everything! CoHo is so smart about relationships and people. She “gets” life. I LOVE Charleston! I went to grad school in South Carolina, and I spent as much time as possible there. I hope you are having a wonderful visit there! ♥️

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      2. LOL, it was pretty graphic! Oh yeah, that kitchen scene was awful and the one in the woods, but I’m the crazy person that eats that up. I just love Slaughter’s insane descriptions. I think if I wrote a thriller, they’d be like that. I feel cheated somehow with her lastest, and I need therapy to get over it, hahaha! You should read it. I was sobbing my eyes out at the end. My hubby thought something was wrong with me! Me too…Tudor history is my favorite! I wish I could live back then! CoHo is just great; she’d be the best friend you could have, I bet!

        Oh, wow! I did not know that…you lucky thing! I just stayed at UNC for grad school, but I was married and pregnant with my oldest by the time I graduated with my BA, so it was just easier to stay here since my parents were helping out because my hubby was Air Force at the time and deployed several times to Afghanistan before I was finished with grad school. Without their help taking care of my oldest and then his brother while I was getting my degree, I would never have been able to do it! But I am jealous! We want to move to Charleston or Pawleys since our family has our beach house at PI…I keep trying to talk my dad into letting me buy the house and still letting him use it in the summer, LOL. We will see…maybe I can wear him down slowly…We had such a great time in Charleston though and I don’t want to come home….:( We could stay…my daughter and I the rest of the summer since I have nothing to do until classes resume in August, but hubby has to be back to work Monday…maybe I will stay, haha!!

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      3. I am curious if we overlapped at Carolina? I have this feeling that we did! Email me some time/whenever you have time JenniferTarHeelReader @ Gmail.com. I don’t want to put too much personal info into cyberspace, but I’d love to chat about it! I think you should stay at the beach all summer! I would!

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      4. Maybe…I get you with not wanting to put too much out in cyberspace but I think my blog is full of TMI, lol. I graduated HS in 95 if that gives you any idea and went straight to UNC that fall. I’ll definitely email you when I get a chance!! I do too, lol. I’m going to head home to get some things I need…my BFF and her daughter, my daughter’s BFF, and we’re going to have a couple of girl’s weeks without the boys around, woohoo! 🎉🍹⛱😊 (obviously no drinks for the kiddos lol).

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