The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.
I got up early Saturday morning to watch the Royal Wedding. My friend and I had tea and crumpets and even sported our own fascinators. Anyone else watch Prince Harry get married?
WHAT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO
Which book do you think will win?
WHAT I AM WATCHING
This is also airing on PBS. The first episode aired last Sunday and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next episode.
Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie’s dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. No phone. No Internet. And not a single word from Logan.
Until Logan shows up six years later . . .
And Maddie wants to kill him.
But before that can happen, an assailant appears out of nowhere, knocking Maddie off a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown fate. Maddie knows she could turn back- and get help. But the weather is turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more deadly.
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Nora escapes her small island town to go to medical school and become a great doctor. After she is brutally attacked, she decides to go home for the summer to her roots and face the townspeople that she left 15 years ago. This was my second book by this author and I love her writing style; there is a bit of humor and a bit of mystery. The main character’s dad mysteriously disappeared when she was a child so she is trying to figure out why. Her mom won’t give her any answers and her sister is in jail. I loved the main character. She was strong and stood up for herself, even when she had everyone in the town against her. Even though the end is a smidge predictable, this is the perfect summer read.
This was a fantastic YA mystery/suspense book. I don’t see many YA mysteries out and about so I was thrilled to get to read this one. This was definitely a page turner. I am pretty sure I read this book in 24 hours; I just couldn’t put it down! There is a HUGE twist at the end that I totally didn’t see coming. Highly recommend this one.
Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.
I received all 3 of these from First to Read
Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she–or anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother’s sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything and flies across the country to Baltimore. The impulsive decision to look after this woman and her nine-year-old daughter will lead Willa into uncharted territory–surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places. A bittersweet, probing novel of hope and grief, fulfillment and renewal.
A tough, thoughtful, and savvy opportunist, Gael is determined to live life on her own terms. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael learns early how a person’s ambitions and ideals can be compromised— and she refuses to let her vulnerable, unwell younger brother, Guthrie, suffer such sacrifices.
When Gael’s financier father walks out on them during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow. And a fateful incident prevents Guthrie from finishing high school. Determined not to let her loved-ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the coke-dusted social clubs of London and Manhattan’s gallery scene, always working an angle, but beginning to become a stranger to those who love her.
The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
This weeks prompt is…
What were your worst movies based off of books?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)