Brought to you by the verb “to read”
In the past, present, and future tense.
As in have been reading, are currently reading,
And might read next…or are considering reading next…
This is my variation on the meme done by others,
And very well, I might add.
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What have/are/will you be reading? Link it here at https://www.athoughtfulreveal.com/ and share your reading adventures with me.
I have been reading…
The Engineer’s Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood, which is due out in April 2020. It was interesting but it had a bit of a grind to it after a while. Plus, I became disappointed in the characters about halfway through it. Not in the story, but in what the characters did. How they both sort of decided to not fight for what they really wanted, which was their marriage. They backed off and let it slide rather than making the effort and going after what they wanted. They put so much work into everything else, but they didn’t work at their marriage. Overall, though, it was a pretty good read. It’ll be available in the spring.
The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner, due out March 2020. This was fantastic! A young Jewish girl and her mother attempt to survive in a Poland overrun by Nazis. Theirs had been a musical family with her grandfather making and repairing violins and other instruments and everyone in the family playing them. She was very musical herself even at her age, but she had to keep it all in her head with her imaginary friend, Yellow Bird. This story has a wonderful heartwarming ending that I really hadn’t expected after all the disasters in the story. Very definitely a good read!
The Edge of Obsession by Diana Munoz Stewart is an addition to her Band of Sisters/Black Ops Confidential series. This came out in September 2019 and is quite short at only 142 pages. Short in Ms. Stewart’s language doesn’t mean that there’s any detail missing, though. There’s still plenty of action and steam in this one as is standard in this series. This is Dada’s story and she’s undercover as a nun when she runs into former soccer star Sion Bradford. They take their chemistry and passion and funnel it into the mission of taking down guys who are trafficking women. The added bonus is very personal revenge for Dada.
The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz, to be released in March 2020. This wasn’t what I had expected exactly. It was good and it was about a replica of the dress Grace Kelly wore for her wedding, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. This was more about people than about a dress really. People and their relationships, their hopes and dreams. Expectations. In a way, it was worse, but in a way, it was much better. So, I guess that’s good. I’ll be posting reviews for all these 2020 books close to their release dates, so look for their full reviews on my blog then.
I am currently reading & listening…
Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie and narrated by Chris Dukehart. I am almost done with this one. It’s really good, too! Lots of excitement and secrets about Ezra in this one. This is a must-read/listen!
A Gathering for Claudette by Robert Fortune, June 2018. I have just started this, so I really don’t have a feel for it, yet, but I’m looking forward to getting into it. I read a write-up on it that had me really excited about it.
New in my reading apps…
The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz Stewart from her Band of Sisters/Black Ops Confidential, November 2019. This is Tony’s story. The first male to be adopted into the Parrish family.
A Slice of Magic, #1 of The Magic Pie Shop series by A.G. Mayes. This was purchased for my Kindle app, referred by a blog. Just looking at the cover will make you want to read it!