Mar 10, 2019

Sunday Salon: New and Recent Books

New and recent books:

The Paris Diversion
The Paris Diversion
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone, May 7, 2019, Crown Publishing Group
Genre: political thriller, suspense
About: terror attack across Paris affects expat Kate Moore and her family


Map of the Heart
Map of the Heart
Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs, February 12, 2019, William Morrow
Genre: historical drama
About: Set in WWII France, Provence, and Delaware, a family discovers family surprises when they return to France. 
All the Beautiful Lies: A Novel
All the Beautiful Lies
All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson, published February 5, 2019, William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: suspense, psychological thriller
About: Set in Maine. Harry Ackerson returns home after the death of his father and tangles with his step-mother and a myserious woman.

The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot #13)
The ABC Murders
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie, paperback, TV Tie- in published January 8, 2019, William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: mystery, Hercule Poirot #13
About: tie-in to a limited streaming series starring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, and Tara Fitzgerald.


Currently re-reading:

Maman a tort
Maman a Tort
Maman a Tort by Michel Bussi, Kindle edition, June 15, 2017, Presses de la Cite
Genre: suspense, thriller set in the Havre, France
About: A three-and-a-half year-old boy, Malone, tells his school psychologist that his parents are not his real parents, and sets off a series of events.


Finished reading:

We Were the Lucky Ones
We Were the Lucky Ones
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, published February 14, 2017, Viking
Genre: historical novel based on true stories of a Jewish family in Poland
About: the author discovers her family are WWII survivors and decided to tell the story in novel form of their experiences living in and escaping Poland during WWII, 
Comments: The author does meticulous historical and family research to outline the political events in Poland during 1939 through the end of the war, events that shaped their family history of survival and flight that left their family luckily intact. I learned a lot of history from reading this book, which was a pick for our library book club. 

What books are you reading this week?
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer,  Stacking the Shelves, and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.What books are you reading this week?

13 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I enjoyed Map of the Heart, and I just got a new Peter Swanson book this week.

I also love the look and sound of Maman a Tort.

Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Beth F said...

I have We Were the Lucky Ones on my list. Sounds like you liked it.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I heard an author interview for We Were the Lucky Ones. Sounds like a good book.

bermudaonion said...

Your new books look great - I wouldn't know which one to start first.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

My husband is a huge Agatha Christie fan, so we have been watching the ABC Murders. I bet he would like the book. And I know my sister-in-law would. I need to see if I can pick up a few copies for them.

Have a great reading week!

carol said...

Enjoy all your books! I love Agatha Christie, but wasn't a fan of the Amazon tv show. I usually don't mind tie-in covers, but that one might bother me.

Kathy Martin said...

Nice looking assortment of books. I hope you enjoy your new arrivals. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

pussreboots said...

I've read the ABC Murders. The other books are new to me. Have a good week. My weekly updates

Martha Eskuchen said...

Map of the Heart has a lovely cover and sounds good.
We Were the Lucky Ones looks interesting.
Happy Reading!

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

Susan Wiggs is a great author and I love reading anything set during WWII. I hope you enjoy your books.

Elizabeth said...



Nice mailbox of books!!

ENJOY!!

Serena said...

I read ABC Murders for the first time with my book club some months ago.

I'd probably like the Susan Wiggs book and We Were the Lucky Ones. I hope you'll link your reviews to the War blog's linky: https://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/2018/12/28/2019-reading-challenge/

Northwoman said...

I love Agatha Christie books and I've read them all. I have seen some on PBS which was fun. I just read a Peter Swanson book and I liked it. So now I notice all his books. They seem to be standalones rather than series. Happy reading! Anne - Books of My Heart

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