I’m so thankful to be a reader! I’m particularly thankful during this long, cold, and snowy winter that I love books, because it has been such a delight to curl up with great titles.
Time for WWW Wednesday to check out some of those wonderful books!
It’s a fun way to keep up with what everyone is reading. To join me, read my answers, then answer the same questions about your reading in the comments below, and if you like, in the comments on Sam’s WWW Wednesday post! Simply use these three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you plan to read next?
And now… onward to WWW Wednesday!
What are you currently reading?
Today I’m finishing up the first two books in the Braxton Campus Mysteries by James J. Cudney. (I’m cheating just a little and wrapping these up in a package!) I’ve “met” James through the book blogging and social media world… he’s a great guy who is not only an author, but also an avid reader and reviewer. I recently did a cover reveal for the third book in this series… it’s releasing at the end of March so naturally, I wanted to get these two read so I could enjoy the new release when it comes out!
In Academic Curveball, we meet Kellan Ayrwick, who comes home to attend a retirement party for his father… and gets more than he bargained for when a murder occurs on the otherwise idyllic Braxton College campus! In Broken Heart Attack, Kellan is getting to know his hometown all over again, and is becoming acquainted with one of the community’s more prominent families, when one of them suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances. And the third book, Flower Power Trip, releases on March 30th. Great recommended reads if you’re a cozy mystery fan!
What did you recently finish reading?
Last week, I read and reviewed The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. This domestic suspense novel was a quick read, but a profound tale of a devastating loss, family secrets, and a mother’s fierce love and determination.
What do you plan to read next?
I’m getting ready to pick up Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. This isn’t her newest title, but one that I bought months ago and haven’t made the time for just yet. Kinsella writes great romantic comedy stories, so I thought the week of Valentine’s Day would be just right to dive into this book! Here’s a little about it:
After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in.
They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots—mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.
With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.
I think it sounds fantastic, and I’m looking forward to reading about a more established romance with a couple knee-deep in family life.
And that caps off my reading for the week!! What about you, friends? Any great titles you’d love to tell us about? Drop your recommendations (or link to your own WWW Wednesday post) in the comments. Happy reading… oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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My thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a complimentary digital review copy of The Night Olivia Fell. All opinions are my own.