It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! This meme by Kathryn at The Book Date

It has been a few weeks since I have really been able to get on and blog, or even read for that matter, due to the high holidays...but they are winding down and I have worked in a few minutes each day to start reading again. Here is my progress...

    WHAT I AM READING


I love a good Hercule Poirot mystery and have been reading them since I began reading adult books years ago, in fact, they were the first my parent really let me read on my own years ago. I subscribed to a book box called Down The Rabbit Hole that deals with darker books and this was one of the ones I received a few months ago


I do not get paid to advertise this, but I love the range of books they offer, most are older more classical books and I love that! Anyway, to start me back on my reading again, I felt a good dose of Poirot was just perfect.



THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES BY CJ COOKE

I love spooky book season! This is an e-ARC from Netgalley I needed to read and it was a perfect time. It comes out on October 5th. It is on my kindle, so I am probably going to be reading it the next few weeks because I only read it at night

SUMMARY:

When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it's an opportunity to start over with her three daughters--Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she's frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed.

Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she's initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers--except she's still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she'll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But she doesn't realize just how much the truth will change her


SUMMER SONS BY LEE MANDELO

I have shared this one several times on the blog. It was one of my most wanted fall reads and I was lucky enough to get an early copy from the publisher. This releases September 28

SUMMARY:

Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn’t know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom with bleeding wrists that mutters of revenge.

As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie’s death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble, letting in the phantom that hungers for him.

WHAT I HAVE FINISHED READING:

The Turnout by Meg Abbott - this was a good twisty story about ballet that I listened to on audio
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides- If you have read enough of the blog you know I am a huge fan of Dark Academica and anything taking place on a college campus or private school
The Kaepernick Effect by Dave Zirin- I read a non-fiction a month and this was this month's choice. A very controversial subject, I enjoyed learning from the book
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare- Our monthly re-along of The Mortal Instruments, this was book four...only two more to go!
The Book Of Nod by Sam Chupp- This book was written in the 90s, I would call it Goth Fiction. It belonged to my son and it has been around the house since and I decided to read it finally. It is about the birth of vampires supposedly from Caine.
Sheets by Brenna Thummler- I needed a ghost book for a fall reading challenge and picked this graphic novel that deals with grief, depression, and loneliness up. A cute emotional read.

UP NEXT:


NICE GIRLS BY CATHERINE DANG

This releases tomorrow and I need to finally get it read. 

SUMMARY:
What did you do? 

Growing up in Liberty Lake, Minnesota, Mary was chubby, awkward, and smart. Earning a scholarship to an Ivy League school was her ticket out; she was going to do great things and never look back. Three years later, “Ivy League Mary” is back—a thinner, cynical, and restless failure. Kicked out of Cornell at the beginning of senior year, she won’t tell anyone why. Working at the local grocery store, she sees familiar faces from high school and tries to make sense of the past and her life.

When beautiful, magnetic Olivia Willand, a rising social media star, goes missing, Mary—like the rest of Liberty Lake—becomes obsessed. Best friends in childhood, Mary and Olivia haven’t spoken in years. Everyone admired Olivia, but Mary knows better than anyone that behind the Instagram persona hid a willful, manipulative girl with sharp edges. As the world worries for perfect, lovely Olivia, Mary can’t help but hate her. She also believes that her disappearance is tied to another missing person—a nineteen-year-old girl named DeMaria Jackson whose disappearance has gone under the radar.  

Who was the true Olivia Willand, and where did she go? What happened to DeMaria? As Mary delves deeper into the lives of the two missing girls, old wounds bleed fresh and painful secrets threaten to destroy everything.

Maybe no one is really a nice girl, after all.


THAT IS  IT FOR ME THIS WEEK. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU ALL HAVE READ AND ARE READING SO BE SURE TO DROP YOUR LINK IN COMMENTS SO I CAN GO HAVE A LOOK!

Comments

  1. Several nice looking books.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    Have a great reading week!

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  2. Agatha Christie is perfect reading this time of year! Hope I can fit one in the next month or so.

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  3. I recently checked out some Agatha Christie for my son to read. I should go back and read some of hers :) Happy Reading!

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  4. Oo I love spooky season too!!! I just added Lighthouse Witches and Nice Girls to my TBR. And the book box sounds really neat too!

    I also am a huge fan of Dark Academia!

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  5. I need to read death on the Nile- seems like such a classic.

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  6. I need to read some Agatha Christie books! Great list of books here!

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  7. Good week for you.

    Love Agatha Christie.

    I couldn't get into THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES...I hope it works out for you.

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  8. There's been a lot of mentions of Agatha Christie around the blogosphere this week!

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