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Recently Placed Books on to my TBR Shelf

Well that would be my virtual TBR! Which has grown again. I often put a book into my virtual TBR and hope that I will get to it. I did cull it, but maybe I need to do that again. But in the meantime I am looking at five of the latest that I have added that I am more likely to pick up.

Book coverWhat? First in a crime series. It involves a a couple of police characters and killer of course and its set in a small town in Woodbury MA. One character is Ellery Hathaway. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only one who lived.

Why? I liked the review of the #3 book in the series that I read and so I always like to start with #1.

How likely am I to get to it? Some likelihood. It is at our local library so that increased the possibility. Crime reading only forms part of my reading diet but I do like one now and then.

book cover What? Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She’s not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal… from her ex-husband. When she’s offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.

Why? Again I was alerted to this book via someones review. It’s contemporary women’s fiction and that’s probably my top reading genre.

How Likely am I to get it? A good likelihood. It is at the local library which is a point in favour. I like a story where a woman starts over.

book coverWhat? London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers from the grim realities of the war, but Partridge’s rising star, Alice Cotton, leaves abruptly and cannot be found.

Why? Again a review drew me to this book. It’s WW2 and involves some publishing and I think a missing child.

How Likely Am I to get to it? Highly likely as I have it already out from the library. Which doesn’t mean I always will read a book, but when its sitting there I will pick it up if I can.

book coverWhat? Melanie Trenholm and her family navigate the eerie happenings in their town as ghosts threaten to upend their lives once again.

Why? It’s part of a series – #7 that I am reading, but I need to read #6 first. This one publishes later in the year. The final one I believe. It involves ghosts and mystery.

How Likely Am I to get it? 100 % likely. I am invested in reading or listening to this series.

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What? When thirty-nine year old Maria Forssmann wakes up in her seventeen-year-old body, she doesn’t know how she got there. All she does know is she has to get back: to her home in Bienville, Mississippi, to her job as a successful psychiatrist and, most importantly, to her husband, daughters, and unborn son.

Why? Again I read a review for this book and it appealed. It has some time travel and magical realism. Plus it has a women’s fiction feel.

How likely am I go get it? A good likelihood. It’s not at the library, but it is on audiobook at Audible and so I have put it in my Wish list.

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15 thoughts on “Recently Placed Books on to my TBR Shelf”

  1. I have a TBR spreadsheet with almost 1000 books listed on it! ha ha I suppose I should go through it and cull some.

    As you know, I just got my first Karen White novel from my son for my birthday, and i am looking forward to reading it this fall for the RIP challenge.

    The Vanishing Season sounds good, too. After Big Book Summer (which I have thoroughly enjoyed), I am looking forward to diving into some fast-paced mysteries and thrillers, etc!

    Good luck with that TBR!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  2. So funny – I was just going through my overdue NetGalley shelf and discovered The Vanishing Season and thought how interesting it looked! I’m going to have to give that Karen White series another try. I read part of the 4th or 5th book but got annoyed at the main character and distracted and never ended up finishing. I love McKinlay’s cozies but haven’t read much of her more fiction books. This one sounds fun.

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  3. Nice list I have a couple that I read on there and one or two that I want. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I have read two books from Schaffhausen in the Ellery Hathaway series, not in order, though. I would like to start over at Book One.

    I love Karen White’s Tradd Street books and I want to read this one

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