Nov 7, 2021

Sunday Salon: Three Books This Week

In my mailbox

Red Is My Heart by Antoine Lauraine, illustrated by Le Sonneur, translation

Genre: illustrated romance novel; literary novel

The narrator has had his heart broken and tries to retrace his steps taken with his loved one. He wanders the streets remembering, and  the novel ends with a hopeful note that he may find a new love very soon. 

The story is cleverly illustrated in black and white drawings, with a red dot or spot that may represent love lost in the distance. I read it easily in one sitting, enchanted by the words and by the drawings. 

From the library:

I couldn't resist another psychological thriller, Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger, published October 5, 2021, Park Row.

This one centers around an online dating match, when the narrator is ghosted by someone she thought she had developed a close relationship with. He simply texted "Sorry" and disappeared without any other explanation. When it turns out he might be someone seen with other girls, girls who had mysteriously disappeared, the narrator decides to find him and the truth. 

I'm in the middle of the book so far, and enjoying it. Since I have been forgetting a lot of books in this genre soon after I've finished reading them, I wonder if this one will stay with me and be more memorable. 

For book club:

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood, August 2017
Genre: contemporary fiction

A woman joins a book club for companionship after her marriage begins to fall apart after 25 years. Ava rediscovers a book from her past that has helped her and she embarks on a personal quest to find the book and its author. 

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon  


  1. My mother recently read The Book That Matters Most and really liked it. Hope I can read it soon, too.

  2. I really enjoyed The Book That Matters Most and another memoir by Hood about her Italian upbringing. I want to read Ghost Girl as well it sounds good.

  3. I really think I'd like The Book That Matters Most. It sounds like a story I'd enjoy.

    Antoine Lauraine is a favorite of mine, and I was delighted to see this book in my mailbox. I'm completely overwhelmed with Cybils books right now, though.

  4. Ooh I've thought about reading Unger for a while but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

  5. I've heard good things about LAST GIRL GHOSTED! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. I’m curious to learn more about The Book That Matters Most. I look forward to reading your thoughts

    Wishing you a great reading week

  7. I too want to read the Ann Hood book!

  8. I enjoy Ann Hood's books, so I'm going to check on that one.

    Have a great week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  9. I find that few books really stay with me after I read them. I tend to read so many cozy mysteries that all have essentially the same plot and characters. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. Oh, Antoine Laurain, I read one of his books, Le chapeau de Mitterrand, and really enjoyed it :)


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