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Friday Finds (March 21)

Friday Finds Hosted by Should be Reading

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I’m starting this weeks Friday Finds with a book which is part of a series which always goes to pre-order well before publication date
Want You Dead by Peter James is incredibly the tenth book in the Roy Grace series and is due to be published on 5 June 2014.

Want You Dead

Blurb

Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead…
Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that’s crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and – who knows – maybe more?
When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror.
Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red’s nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved – and then her too . . .Amazon

The lovely Naomi at The Writes of Women held a giveaway for How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti and I was one of the lucky winners of what sounds like a great read and a matching postcard with a lovely note from Naomi which will be its bookmark.

Blurb

How Should A Person Be

Blurb

Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twenty-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close—sometimes too close—observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life.
Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It’s a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be? Goodreads

From NetGalley I have a copy of The Broken by Tamar Cohen which is due to be published on 22 May 2014 by Random House UK

The Broken

Blurb

Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl’s schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model.
Best friends don’t tell lies. They don’t take up residence on your couch for weeks. They don’t call lawyers. They don’t make you choose sides.
Best friends don’t keep secrets about their past. They don’t put you in danger.
Best friends don’t always stay best friends.

Simon & Schuster are publishing The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright whose debut novel The Things We Never Said was an insightful read.

The Secrets We Left Behind

Blurb

She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But things were not always so good, and the truth is that she has done things she can never admit.
Then one evening a phone call comes out of the blue. It is a voice from long ago, from a past that she has tried so hard to hide. Scott knows who she really is and what she has done. Now he is dying and he gives her an ultimatum: either she tells the truth, or he will.
And so we are taken back to that long hot summer of 1976 to a house by the sea, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed… NetGalley

I found the last book on my TBR on Goodreads. Due to be published by Penguin Ireland on 5 June 2014, Fallen by Lia Mills will be another addition to my World War I collection.

Fallen
Blurb

Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dreaded: her beloved twin brother, Liam, has been killed on the Western Front.
A year later, when her home city of Dublin is suddenly engulfed in violence, Katie finds herself torn by conflicting emotions. Taking refuge in the home of a friend, she meets Hubie Wilson, a friend of Liam’s from the Front. There unfolds a remarkable encounter between two young people, both wounded and both trying to imagine a new life. Lia Mills has written a novel that can stand alongside the works of Sebastian Faulks, Pat Barker and Louisa Young. Goodreads

What have you found to read this week?

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

20 thoughts on “Friday Finds (March 21)

        1. I find it quite odd as I rarely come across my name in a book. In fact I’ve only met one other Cleopatra and I was about 8 at the time although I have met a couple of other people named Cleo but I like the character in his book so it’s all good 🙂

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          1. I was playing a computer game a while ago and it had the names of my kids in it. May not be unusual until you realise their names are Kester and Farrah 🙂

            It is great when you find names of people you know. I think I have only ever found my name once, spelt the way mine is 🙂

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