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It’s Monday! What are you reading? May 31st, 2021

It’s Monday! What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, a place to share and discuss what we’ve read in the past week and what we’re in the middle of or are planning to read this week.

What I read / listened to last week

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo… As popular as the new Netflix adaptation is, it wasn’t the reason why I finally picked up this book- it was a recommendation from Yesha @ . Please, check out her wonderful 5-star review of the book. I still have mixed feelings about the way this fictional world uses parts of Russian culture to give Ravka it’s unique atmosphere. One thing is sure, it is an addictive read, and I can see now why this trilogy has so many faithful fans.

The Bridesmaid by Nina Manning

Your best friend. Your worst nightmare…
From the moment they met as children, Sasha knew that beautiful, wealthy, and confident Caitlin would always be her absolute best friend. Sasha would do anything to make Caitlin happy.
Even keep her darkest secrets…

The years have passed, but their friendship remains. And when Caitlin announces she’s getting married there is only one choice for the role of bridesmaid. Sasha will make sure Caitlin’s wedding is as beautiful and perfect as she is. Won’t she?
But as the big day approaches, cracks begin to appear. Because no matter what Sasha does, she never seems to make Caitlin happy.
And the secrets that once bound these two friends, now threaten to rip them apart for good…

Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood

Josephine Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine “Miracle Babies” conceived without male DNA, raised on an experimental commune known as the Homestead. When a suspicious fire destroys the commune and claims the lives of two of the Homesteaders, the remaining Girls and their Mothers scatter across the United States and lose touch.

Years later, Margaret Morrow goes missing, and Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, tracking down her estranged sisters who seem to hold the keys to her mother’s disappearance. Tracing the clues Margaret left behind, Josie joins forces with the other Girls, facing down those who seek to eradicate their very existence while uncovering secrets about their origins and unlocking devastating abilities they never knew they had.

What I am reading/listening to now:

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.

A Night Twice As Long by Andrew Simonet

What do you call the difference between what you should feel and what you do feel? Life?

In this honest and gripping young adult novel, Andrew Simonet spins a propulsive tale about what it means to turn on the lights and look at what’s real.

What I’m reading /listening to next:

I Don’t Forgive You by Aggie Blum Thompson

An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale DC suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie’s desperate to make a good first impression. Then she’s framed for murder.

It all starts at a neighborhood party when a local dad corners Allie and calls her by an old, forgotten nickname from her dark past. The next day, he is found dead.

Soon, the police are knocking at her door, grilling her about a supposed Tinder relationship with the man, and pulling up texts between them. She learns quickly that she’s been hacked and someone is impersonating her online. Her reputation–socially and professionally–is at stake; even her husband starts to doubt her. As the killer closes in, Allie must reach back into a past she vowed to forget in order to learn the shocking truth of who is destroying her life.

How did your last week go and what are you reading this week?

16 replies on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? May 31st, 2021”

    1. Looks interesting! I’ve signed up for a Reading Mysteries Challenge this year and really need to up my game with this genre. Will be looking forward to your review 🙂


  1. The Bridesmaid sounds intriguing, Toni. I’m currently reading Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica on my Kindle, a really good thriller, recommended by a blogger here on WordPress. (I can’t remember who unfortunately. )

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