May 17, 2015

Sunday Salon: Reading in the Spring Garden

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit Mailbox Monday 
It has been raining almost every day and the grass is tall, the plants are green and lush, the leaves on the red and the green maples have filled out. We will have lots of zinnias again this year, which the bees and butterflies love. Annual flowers, like the marigolds above which deter rabbits from the flower beds, are waiting to be planted....

I have finished two books recently: 
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, an historical novel of two sisters surviving in France during WWII. Five stars.
Die Again by Tess Gerritsen, a thriller set in Boston and Botswana, Africa. Four stars. 

My current read is: 

Diamond Head by Cecily Wong, published April 14, 2015, an historical novel and family saga spanning four generations from China to Hawaii. 

New on my shelves: 
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, to be published June 16, 2015 by Atria. A novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales. I read the author's previous novel, A Man Called Ove, and absolutely loved it.

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell, to be published June 8, 2015 by Atria. 
In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? With psychological nuance that gets into the heart of its characters, The Third Wife is a story about a man seeking the truth behind his seemingly perfect marriage and the broken pieces left behind.
The Lake Season by Hannah Mckinnon, to be published June 2, 2015. Set in the weeks leading up to an idyllic New England wedding, this novel offers wry wit, romance, and long-kept family secrets.
Ripped from the Pages by Kate Carlisle, a Bibliophile mystery to be published June 2, 2015. Brooklyn Wainwright attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents’ commune—and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, a chest of jewelry…and a perfectly mummified body.

What will you be reading this week? 

36 comments:

  1. Everyone seems to love The Nightingale - can't wait to read it! Your flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Would love to see your comments after you finish the book, JoAnn. Another five star WWII book I have read, set in France, is All The Light You Cannot See

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  2. I did love The Nightingale....and now I am pondering The Lake Season. I saw it on NetGalley...and thought: do I need another one now? LOL

    This happens these days because when I first started getting books there, I got so many that it took forever to catch up.

    I loved The Third Wife.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Glad you liked the Third Wife. Am now eager to read it, Laurel-Rain.

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  3. It looks like you have some great new books. I love the Nightingale. I wasn't sure if I'm ready to dig into All The Light You Can Not See yet. I love your flower image. Have a great week.

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    1. I bought All the Light You Cannot See, Pat, and I wasn't disappointed!

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  4. The Nightingale looks interesting. World War Ii and France is a source of never ending fascination for so many of us.

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    1. Seems thee are a few books out with this time period and setting, Brian. I have read two now and they are both very good.

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  5. I've got The Nightengale on audio to listen to this summer sometime. Looking forward to it. And I was glad to hear about the new Tess Gerritsen book. Your flowers are lovely and we have been having a lot of rain too. Very different from recent years. Have a good week!

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    1. Die Again is very suspenseful toward the end, Kay, with a lot of plot twists.

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  6. The Nightingale sounds so good and I'm really excited about the new Kate Carlisle. I love that series and the blurb on this one sounds fantastic!

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    1. I love bibliophile mysteries and hope to enjoy this new one in the series, Katherine!

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  7. First of all, I love marigolds! I wanted to buy some more this year but just couldn't fit them in the garden, I wish you luck with the rabbits and your garden s should look fantastic while deterring them!
    Second, wow. Some of the books you've showcased look really good. Dimond Head looks very interesting, I like Asian-themed books so I'll have to look into it. The Lake Season and Ripped from the Pages also look good so I'm going to give them a search on Goodreads too. Great post!
    Have a good week,
    Amy x

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    1. I have surrounded my hollyhocks, delectable to rabbits, with marigolds, Amy, and hope that works. Hope you like the books you look up on goodreads. Enjoy!

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  8. I was looking at upcoming cozies and saw the Kate carlisle being released soon- it looks like a good one!

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  9. I'm keen to read The Third Wife - it looks like an interesting read! I love the cover of My Grandmother Asks Me To Tell You She's Sorry as well!

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    1. Both books look intriguing, with unusual stories, Deborah.

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  10. Beautiful flowers!! All your books look interesting, and I love the covers!

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  11. The Lake Season and The Third Wife look great - checking out the Aussie release dates right now :)

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    1. I'm reading The Lake Season right now and liking it!

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  12. I've not come across The Third Wife before - striking cover and intriguing premise. The others look great too, you're spoilt for choice!

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    1. Hard to choose from, yes! So delighted with the books.

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  13. So many good looking books. The Lake Season and the new Backman book have my interest. I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

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    1. I'm reading the Lake Season right now and liking it so far!

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  14. We got a lot of the same books! I'm really excited about the Backman book because I loved Ove too!

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  15. I hear The Nightingale is very good.

    Nice mailbox - I want to read The Third Wife.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. The Nightingale is very good, Elizabeth, and also a similar book, All the Light We Cannot See, also set in WWII France.

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  16. That book about a grandmother's letters sounds intriguing! Happy Reading

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    1. A Man Called Ove was the author's previous book and was very good. I am looking forward to this one too.

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  17. Happy spring, Harvee! The cozy looks good. I am seeing the other books on many a blog today. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Let us know what you got in the mail, Suko. Happy reading week!

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  18. I loved The Nightingale and it will be on my favorite of 2015 list. I've been seeing My Grandmother... all over and am very interested in the premise. Have a great week.

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