Jul 3, 2017

It's Monday: Here's What I'm Reading

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Today feels like a Friday, as I know we have another holiday tomorrow! Happy Fourth of July!

I finished reading Murder in Saint-Germaine by Cara Black and have a brief review/commentary on goodreads. I also finished Betrayal at Iga by Susan Spann, an historical mystery set in 16th century Japan. I will have a review on an online book tour the end of this month.

E-books: Reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, a borrow from the library.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, August 23, 2016, Random House.
This is a timely novel about a Cameroon immigrant in New York trying to get his green card for himself and his wife and child. He is lucky enough to get a job as a chauffeur to a Wall Street bigwig, but this is just before the stock market and banking crash that could affect his employer. down the road. It's an easy and interesting read so far.
 Three Souls by Janie Chang is also on my ereader. A young woman, recently deceased, returns to memories of her life to reach an understanding that will ease her into the afterlife. With the help of three souls - scholarly, romantic, and wise - she relives the past. I am eager to learn more about 1935 Shanghai, a time of turmoil and war that changed China forever. 

Also on my ereader is The Runaway Wife by Elizabeth Birklund, a lighter read.
"Three beautiful French sisters entrust an American hiker with the mission of rescuing their mother high in the Alps." But no one is sure she wants to be found! Sounds like a fun novel.

What's on your reading list this week?

19 comments:

  1. Nice looking assortment of books. All are new to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I like a variety of genres and these fit the bill, Kathy.

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  2. The Runaway Wife does sound fun. I hadn't heard of this one, so thank you.

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  3. Behold the Dreamers sounds interesting. Combining the issues of immigration with the disruption brought about by the economic crash has a lot of potential.

    If you decide to review it I am curious to know what you think of it in the end.

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    1. The book is very good so far, Brian, and I can't wait for the stock market crash in the plot to see what happens!

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  4. I like the look of Three Souls...and for lighter moments, The Runaway Wife.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. Both appeal to me too, Laurel-Rain Snow!

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  6. I have all three on my list!

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    1. Geat. Hope you like them all and eager to see your comments.

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  7. Enjoy your holiday weekend and read read read!

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    1. Hope tomorrow will be a nice sunny day. Happy Fourth!

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  8. Oh, I have been hearing SO MUCH about Behold the Dreamers - must add that to be ever-growing TBR! Your other two books sound intriguing, too.

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    2017 Big Book Summer Challenge

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  9. Behold the Dreamers is on my wishlist. Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I've been reading

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  10. The Runaway Wife sounds fun!

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  11. I like all the three books you're reading, especially the first one. Have a great reading week!

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