Read Much? W.W.W. Wednesday

Happy Wednesday friends!  It is in the mid-50s today here in the Denver Metro area and this makes Miss Corinne very happy.  Heading to toasty climes this weekend with some girl friends though… I’ll deal with the heat if it means I get to take a break!  Thanks to my friend Susan (go follow her if you don’t already!) for the heads-up on this weekly meme created by MizB at Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

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

Right now I am reading BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver.  I am quite taken by this story and the quandary the main character finds herself in. You see, the story opens with her speaking to us from the afterlife… or does it?  She died in a car crash and then wakes up the following morning and gets to live that last day over again… and again…  The choices she makes are blowing me away, making me cringe, cry, and lol.  The journey of self discovery has been really interesting.

I recently finished A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness.  REALLY loved this book and turns out it is a trilogy!  I recommend without hesitation!

From Goodreads: Sometimes scholars should be more careful: Youthful researcher Diana Bishop briefly consults an medieval alchemical manuscript; then, after jotting down a few notes, sends it back to its prison in the stacks. Unfortunately for Diana, her quick dabbling has unleashed a long suppressed curse—and now only she can break the spell. Carefully researched, this debut novel will appeal to fans of historical novel infused with strong paranormal elements.

Next up is ORDINARY SPRINGS by Lenore Hart.  I had the pleasure of working with Lenore over the week of awesome at the Mailer Center in Provincetown, MA this past June and have been meaning to break this one open. Heard a rave review from one of my critique partners recently, and so this one is next.

From Goodreads: Lenore Hart’s debut novel Waterwoman perfectly captures the shimmering dimensions of relationships-among families and between lovers. Now, Hart moves into different territory-into the heart of a girl just old enough to turn her life upside down…

In Ordinary Springs, Florida, everything changes for Dory Gamble the summer the strangers moved in next door-the man thin and sick, dependent on his beautiful, city-sophisticate wife. Dory sees the way her father looks at the new neighbor-and she feels rage hot as the sidewalks at noon. She’s been through one betrayal, when her mother left them both behind and hit the road. She’s not about to sit around waiting for another one.

PS – WATERWOMAN was phenomenal!

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