Good morning, and welcome to our Monday Memes, where we gather to share about our books. Those we’ve received/bought, and those we’ve read, as well as those we’re planning to read.
We also get to visit lots of blogs and network with other bloggers.
Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by Let Them Read Books.
What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.
Just when I thought I wasn’t going to get anything this week, I opened my mailbox to find My Lost Daughter, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg (a favorite author!). This book came to me from Book Journey (A contest win).
In Rosenberg’s entertaining if at times overheated fourth entry in her suspense series featuring Ventura County, Calif., judge Lily Forrester, a direct sequel to 2009’s The Cheater, flashbacks allow readers unfamiliar with the previous book to easily follow the action. Several years earlier, Lily and her daughter, Shana, were raped and their attacker eluded capture. This and subsequent traumas have left Shana in a precarious emotional state. When Shana has a meltdown after her boyfriend dumps her, Lily picks Whitehall, a private psychiatric hospital outside San Francisco, out of a phone book. Without referrals or further investigation, Lily takes her daughter to Whitehall, where Shana voluntarily commits herself. Unfortunately, Whitehall is ruled by a rich, handsome inmate, who’s a sociopathic killer, and a greedy doctor who’ll do anything to land an insured patient. Meanwhile, Lily’s friend FBI special agent Mary Stevens and her partner, Brooks East, investigate suicide clubs in a somewhat more plausible subplot.
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WHAT ARE YOU READING?
In this meme, we also talk about other events in our week, like our blogging adventures. Mine this week included:
Books Read and Reviewed – Click Title for Review:
1) South of Broad, by Pat Conroy
2) Elizabeth, by J. Randy Taraborrelli
What’s Up Next?
1) Mary Ann in Autumn, by Armistead Maupin
A blurb from Amazon:
Twenty years after leaving her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue a television career in New York City, calamities drive fifty-seven-year-old Mary Ann Singleton to return to the city and her oldest friend as she tries to put her life back together.
2) Hanna’s Daughters, by Marianne Fredriksson
An Amazon Snippet:
A chronicle of emotional and psychological exploration, this family saga, a bestseller in Fredriksson’s native Sweden and in Germany, is an unerringly perceptive portrait of women in the flux of Scandinavian history.
So that’s it for me…since I spent all week reading just two books, I decided to keep my aim low this week. If I finish early, I have plenty of books I can grab.
What are you up to this week? I hope you’ll stop by and share.