Good morning, and welcome to our Monday Memes, in which we share about the books we’ve received, books we’ve read this past week, and what’s up next.
Mailbox Monday is hosted through April by Passages to the Past.
What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.
This week, I received four books. One e-book; one review book; and two books purchased from Amazon.
1. Ten Beach Road, by Wendy Wax (review book)
2. Once Upon a Time There Was You, by Elizabeth Berg
3. I’ll Walk Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark
4. The Uncoupling (e-book), by Meg Wolitzer
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
This past week, I’ve enjoyed my reading very much. And today, I’ve written a couple of blog posts that I’d like to share.
Books Read & Reviewed-Click Titles for Reviews:
1. Mothers & Daughters, by Rae Meadows
2. Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt
3. Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult
My Hollywood, by Mona Simpson
Every Secret Thing, by Laura Lippman
WHAT’S UP NEXT?
1. Magical Thinking, by Augusten Burroughs – (from my TBR pile)
A collection of “true” short stories from the author of Running with Scissors, etc.
2. Waiting for Spring, by R. J. Keller (Amazon Vine)
A recently divorced woman trudges out of one small, Maine town and into an even smaller one, hoping to escape her pain. Instead she finds herself surrounded by people who are trudging on, just like her. Waiting for things to get better. Waiting for spring. Waiting For Spring takes readers beyond the lighthouses and rocky beaches tourists visit and drops them instead into a rural Maine town that is filled with displaced factory workers who struggle with poverty and loss, yet push onward with stubbornness and humor….
3. Manic, by Terri Cheney (from my TBR stacks)
“Cheney brilliantly brings us along on her haunting and riveting journey of bipolar disorder. …MANIC is extremely powerful.” (Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania )
“[a] gritty, vibrant, memoir brings this chaotic frenzy to life…through disaster and despair to end in hope. ” (Peter C Whybrow MD author A Mood Apart )
4. Down Came the Rain, by Brooke Shields (TBR piles)
The actress shares her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her first child.
In glancing over my list and the book descriptions, I am in for a week of turbulent emotional upheaval, varying from bipolar disorder to severe depression. At the very least, the characters I join this week will be struggling….
How did this happen? I was seemingly drawn to these books.
What are your book choices this week? I hope you’ll stop by and share….and maybe cheer me up!