Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WWW Wednesdays

It's time for WWW Wednesdays hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words

This weekly meme consists of answering The Three Ws:
What are you currently reading?
 What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm reading . . .
My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, #1)

After hearing so much about this book, I was pleased when it was selected by one of my book groups for discussion this month.   More from Goodreads.

I finished reading . . .
 I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around 

When I saw this book's title at BEA this year, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy.  It sounded like the perfect summer read, and I had a hunch that it would be the perfect vacation take along.   My instincts were right.

While the title is what originally attracted me, the characters and realistic life situations had me fully engaged from start to end.  Brimming with laugh-out-loud one-liners and dialogue, Garvin finds the humor in life's messiness, unfairness, and relationships gone wrong.  This novel is immensely enjoyable and fully captures the intricacies of contemporary life.


I'm reading next . . .
A Man Called Ove
This is another book club read.  More from Goodreads.


I'm waiting for . . . 
The Velvet Hours 
Publisher:  Penguin Publishing Group
Publication Date:  September 6, 2016
From  As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return.  
An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe’s tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path.  

Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.

What are your Wednesday updates?

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