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Book Round Up

Good Monday morning! 

Do you spend the days following day light savings time mentally telling yourself "it's actually 5:15 a.m., I should keep sleeping," because I sure do.  

This past weekend the kids and I went to the circus, visited friends, played outside and went to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman. It was a pretty good movie and both kids liked it a lot and were angels during the entire movie! But by the end of the weekend, we were all exhausted to say the least!

As the kids were winding down for the night, I had time to finally read my People, Entertainment Weekly and browse Goodreads to find my next stack of books I tackle. So here you go, another edition of Book Round Up! 

There are suspects and motives aplenty when Dr. John Taylor, a well known plastic surgeon is found murdered in a hotel room. What's so interesting about Taylor? He's a closet polygamist and his wives all have stories to tell. With a rare combination of gripping storytelling, vivid prose, and remarkable insight into character, Alice LaPlante brings to life a story of passion and obsession that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page. A charged and provocative psychological thriller, A Circle of Wives dissects the dynamics of love and marriage, trust and jealousy, posing the terrifying question: How well do you really know your spouse? (Info from People & Goodreads) 

From Goodreads: When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past.

Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...

Have you heard of the new TV series Resurrection? Well, the series is based on this book:

From Goodreads: Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time ... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.

All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. 

And because I am going to see her live in May (thanks Manfriend!!) 

I have to read Chelsea's newest book. It's a book about travel stories..I've read all of her books and loved them so much. She's so raunchy but so funny that it just works. In an interview in EW, she said she practices Hemingway's advice: "Write drunk, edit sober." and with a mantra like that, you really can't go wrong! 

So what are YOU reading right now? 


  1. Did you read them yet? How was the girl with a clock for a heart? I'm currently reading Running with Scissors (an oldie). Have you read it?

  2. I started The Maze Runner but lost it on the freaking train. I also started The White Princess but stalled. I have The Leftovers to go to next.

  3. I just went and added all of these books (except the Resurrection one, cuz that creeps me out) to my "Want to Read" shelf on Goodreads. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have jobs where all we had to do was read books and review them? That should seriously be a thing, because reading is like, my absolute favorite pastime ever. Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. I didn't realize Chelsea Handler had a new book out. I had to stop reading her last one on public transportation because I laughed out loud too often.

  5. Awesome, awesome choices! I had no idea that the new Resurrection show was based on a book. I will definitely have to check that one out. :)

  6. I have Chelsea's book in my ever growing pile and just added The Girl with a Clock for a Heart to my list! Great suggestions, as usual!


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