Oct 1, 2022

Library Books: Thriller, Family Drama, Cozy Mystery: Sunday Salon

Thank heavens for our library system which seems to have almost all the books I request, and many that are new to me as well. 



The It Girl was a book I saw often on blogs and social media. I joined a long waiting list at the library and finally got it.

About: April Coutts-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford.
Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends—Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily—during their first term. By the end of the second, April was dead.

My goodreads reviewThis thriller kept me riveted until the very end. I sort of guessed who the real culprit might be and I was right! The one you least expect, of course. Glad it had a happy ending for the woman who had been haunted for so many years for her evidence that convicted a man who might not have been the guilty one.

Worth reading.


Family Trust

by 
Meet Stanley Huang: father, husband, ex-husband, man of unpredictable tastes and temper, aficionado of all-inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods, newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 
For years, Stanley has claimed that he’s worth a small fortune. But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally be revealed, and Stanley’s family is nervous.



Arsenic and Adobo (my review)

(Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1)

The first book in a culinary cozy series full of humor and delectable dishes….

When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She’s tasked with saving her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. 
But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case.

Those are my library books, but I have a load of ebooks on my list as well, too many in fact. 
What are you reading this week?






 

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated BookreviewerAlso,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday SalonStacking the ShelvesMailbox Monday

41 comments:

  1. Nice haul. I"ve heard wonderful things about Arsenic and Adobo

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    1. I have a follow up, the third in the series, to read also!

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  2. Nice books, I may try Arsenic and Adobo. I hope you have a great week!

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  3. Great looking books. I want to read It Girl. I just missed out on the Blog Tour for it.

    Have a great week ahead!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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    1. The library lists here are long but worth the wait.

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  4. I haven't read any Ruth Ware books yet, but I own three of them! Arsenic and Adobo looks great, I just got into cozy mysteries and I'm obsessed. I have a massive TBR for the week, I want to finish 35 books in October (All horror!)

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

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    1. If you like thrillers, you might like Ruth Ware.

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  5. I haven't read ruth Ware in a while

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  6. I loved Arsenic and Adobo. I have to get caught up with that series. I haven't read Ruth Ware in awhile but her book sounds really good.

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    1. Reading Arsenic right now and enjoying it.

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  7. Libraries are the best! I enjoyed the It Girl.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  8. The IT Girl is on my TBR and I only hear great things about it. We don't have a functioning library, so I will have to buy it or borrow it from someone!

    Have a wonderful week ahead Harvee.

    Elza Reads

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    1. Hope you get a functioning library soon, or nearby.

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  9. Nice haul! I wish you a lovely time reading these! 🙂

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  10. That's a great selection of books. UK libraries don't carry books by many of the US authors I enjoy but there are still some great reads on offer.

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  11. I love our library system too!! I am going to miss it when we move. I am hoping that Cleveland has a fabulous system as well.

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  12. I am so thankful for our library system too! I haven't read any Ruth Ware, but it sounds like she writes a great thriller. I enjoyed Arsenic and Adobo. Have a good week!

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  13. I LOVED The it Girl! Ruth Ware is so hit-or-miss for me so I had low expecations going in. Luckily, it was such a great read and is one of my faves of the whole year.

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  14. Family Trust is on my soon to be read list.

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  15. I have a great library, too! I don't know what I would do...or read...without it. Glad to hear you enjoyed The It Girl so much. I have that one on my TBR list.

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  16. I have just received the digital version of The It Girl from our library. Looking forward to that one.

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  17. All of these books sound great! The It Girl has especially captured my attention. I love psychological thrillers. I'm going to put this on my TBR. I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  18. I'm glad the IT Girl is worth the read & riveting. I will get on the List. I'm reading the Carrie Soto novel this week. Have a great week.

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  19. I love my library as well and the fact that I can request 2 books for purchase every 6 weeks. The It Girl sounds like a wonderful book for a pre-Halloween read.

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  20. I like the look of all three of these.

    The It Girl looks fantastic. So many people love Ruth Ware.

    I've been meaning to look for Arsenic and Adobo. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I would have preferred less sweet pastries and coconut in the food descriptions.

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    2. I've that book by Ruth Ware so I'm looking forward to reading it. The other two books sound interesting too.

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