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WWW Wednesday! with What Happened Last Week / This Week in a Coulee #travelingsistersread #bookbloggers

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Since Norma and I have been joining in on a meme almost everyday, we decided to join in on WWW Wednesday.

WWW Wednesday! is a meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words  where we answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses.

The three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

Let’s get started……….

What we are currently reading:

Norma is reading The Lightkeeper’s Daughters with our Traveling Friends.

The Lightkeeper's DaughtersThe Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

 

 

I am a little out of control and have a few books on the go.  I usually have three but right now I have about five, but really that is not reasonable for me and I am not really reading a couple of them.  I have only really started a couple but need to just focus on three of them to finish.  So the three I am currently reading are:

I am reading The Home for Unwanted Girls with my Traveling Friends.  Norma and Lindsay have finished and both loved it.

The Home for Unwanted Girls

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

 

 

Lindsay and I are reading Not Her Daughter with our Traveling Sisters.  Norma has finished this one and it was a good one for her.

Not Her Daughter

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

 

 

Lindsay and I are also reading The Word is Murder with our Traveling Friends.

The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

 

 

Kristin has joined in writing part of this post with me.  She has written most of the content below.

What we have finished:

Beasts of Extraordinary CircumstanceBeasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

What we thought:

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a unique read with an atmospheric setting and whimsical plot. We got lost in the magic of this one, and fell in love with the entire cast of characters, namely the main protagonist, Weylyn, whose humility and genuine innocence pays tribute to the power of kindness.

Who we recommend to:

This one is recommended for readers who enjoy magical-realism, a shout out to nature, and vivid imagery in their fiction. It’s also a great introduction to magical-realism, for those who haven’t yet dabbled.

Norma and Kristin’s review

Overall Review Rating Scale 

5 out of 5 for a safe, easy, quick, and whimsical read

4 out of 5 for depth and complexity

4 out of 5 for character development

Rust & StardustRust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Our reviews

A heartbreaking, fictional depiction of the real-life abduction and abuse of Sally Horner. This author uses beautiful writing to tell a tragic story but is thankfully merciful with details and the omission of graphic descriptions. The content will easily dismantle you, but there are pockets of hope to be found inside the hearts of many of these characters. 

What we thought:

We all fell in love with Sally and our hearts went out to her.  We thought T. Greenwood wrote a beautiful story here while keeping details to a minimal.

Who we recommend to:

Would recommend to those unopposed to a gut-wrenching reading journey, and ones with no strong emotional triggers to abuse.  We highly recommend to reading groups, it was nice to have friends to discuss our feelings with.

Overall Review Rating Scale 

5 out of 5 for a heart-wrenching read

5 out 5 for a well-done and sensitive read.

5 out of 5 for characters who crawled in our minds and didn’t leave us.

The WifeThe Wife by Alafair Burke

A fun, twisty ride with a gradual build-up of mystery and surprise. This domestic thriller takes a more gentle approach than those of the fast-paced variety, and zeros in on the declining relationship between a husband and wife. Deceit and betrayal make for some interesting drama, with clever little reveals lurking around each corner that you’re likely to never see coming.
Who we recommend it to:
Would recommend to readers who enjoy a layered plot and a slow-burning mystery, and of course, some good old-fashioned craziness!

Overall Review Rating Scale 

3 out of 5 for a fun, entertaining read

3 out 5 for a fast-paced read to hold your attention

4 out of 5 for unlikable characters

What we started this week:

The Lightkeeper's DaughtersThe Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

 

 

 

The Home for Unwanted GirlsThe Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

 

 

 

The Last Mrs. ParrishThe Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

 

 

 

Next Year in HavanaNext Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! with What Happened Last Week / This Week in a Coulee #travelingsistersread #bookbloggers

  1. Love your picks. I keep seeing people reading Not Her Daughter and am so jealous. I want to read that one so badly! Hope you are enjoying it. A friend recently sent me Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, but I’ve been hesitant to pick it up, because I don’t know how I feel about magical realism. However, I loved your input and might have to finally pick it up. Here is my WWW post if interested: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/www-wednesdays-august-22-2018/

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    1. Thank you! A few of us were unsure about the magical realism but it really worked for all of. I hope you give it a try and really enjoy it. I popped over to your blog and checked out your picks.

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