To Be Read Thursdays is a meme hosted by The Writer’s Inkwell. This is a way to feature the books you’ve added to your TBR list over the past week or a newly added book that you are excited about reading in the near future. Anyone is welcome to participate in this meme. Please just link back to the hosting page so she can read your posts.
Since I’ve signed up to participate in several cozy mystery book tours, most of my TBR right now is comprised of soon-to-be-released mystery novels, some of which I do not even have my hands on yet. Besides those cozies, here are a few I hope to get to soon….
I won a copy of this graphic novel in a Shelf Awareness sweepstakes a couple of months ago, and I’ve been trying to get around to reading it ever since. I love the illustrations and the rather unique description (from Goodreads):
Discover the horrible fate of Jonathan York as he sets out on his journey through a spooky forest with an alarming party of travelmates!
Jonathan York has led a boring life — a pointless degree from the community college, a lackluster job at the General Store, and never any desire for something more exciting. But when fate leaves him stranded in a sinister land, he finds himself seeking an adventure of his own. Along the way he encounters ghoulish thieves, ravenous swamp monsters, a dastardly ice cream conspiracy, and a necromancer bent on human sacrifice.
This one has been sitting on my bookshelf staring at me since November!
In a heartbeat, everything changes…
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.
Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.
As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.
Where is Ben? The clock is ticking…
3 thoughts on “To Be Read Thursdays – 2/4/16”
Those are some great choices! I hope you enjoy them and can’t wait to read your reviews. 🙂
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1) Wolves Within by Shivon Sudesh – Throughout her eighteen years, Sathi has carried the burden of her grief and guilt over the death of her own mother while giving birth to her. But then she starts investigating – and unearths hidden documents that suggest her mother did not die in childbirth after all. This shocking discovery sends Sathi to India, the land of her forefathers, on a trail which opens up a world of intrigue she had no idea existed. What secrets are her family keeping from her? What is she to make of the charming but infuriating Zakiy, who is not quite the simple young man he claims to be? And what really happened to her beloved Amma? This page-turner of a story from a talented young novelist is a wonderful read from start to finish. To be continued in the next instalment of the Prism of Truth trilogy, Doves in Flight.
2) Tin Man & Rabbit by Gideon Stevens – When Lisa Robinson is hired to help Tom Spencer find a new home, her high-school crush for him is reignited. But will they ever get together when her jealous ex seems determined to interfere, and the whole town is talking about them? – a romantic comedy
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Wolves within sounds really good – I’m going to have to go looking for that one!