WWW Wednesday (September 5th )

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!.

I’m reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

I’m really enjoying this two for the price of one mystery novel with its book shop setting and books filled with clues!

The blurb

What do you do when the life you’ve carefully built for yourself comes apart?

Lydia Smith lives a quiet life, spent in the company of her colleagues and customers at the bookstore where she works. But when Joey Molina, a young and mysterious regular, hangs himself in the bookstore and leaves Lydia secret messages hidden in the pages of his books, her world starts to unravel.

Why did Joey do it?

What did he know?

And what does it have to do with Lydia?

 


I recently finished The Last Family in England by Matt Haig

I enjoyed this one more than I was expecting too.  It is sad, a bit depressing but it’s also really funny.  If you’re a dog owner, this should be on your list to read.

The blurb

Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador.

Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

 

 


What’s up next? Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

I’ve had the hardback of this book since publication and after attending Joanna’s event a couple of weeks ago I’m going to read this one next.  I don’t tend to read books straight away after publication as I get influenced by what I hear from others.

The blurb

There are three things you should know about Elsie.
The first thing is that she’s my best friend.
The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.
And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

 


What do you make of my choices this week?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…

15 Comments

  1. 5th September 2018 / 8:27 am

    I really enjoyed The Three Things About Elsie although it was quite different to what I usually read – enjoy!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      5th September 2018 / 7:32 pm

      I’ve just started and really like it so far! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      5th September 2018 / 7:38 pm

      I am so far and am sure I will continue too! 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      5th September 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Based on the few chapters I’ve read so far, bump it up your list! 🙂
      Thanks for you link!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      5th September 2018 / 7:45 pm

      It is exactly that but also has a much darker undercurrent!!
      Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      5th September 2018 / 7:57 pm

      I loved it! Loved the setting, the clues in the books and the darker mystery back story! Bump it up your list 🙂
      Thanks for your link!

  2. 5th September 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore! I loved that one. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  3. 5th September 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to Three Things About Elsie! Enjoy your reading this week.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      8th September 2018 / 9:06 pm

      I’m getting all the feels 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      9th September 2018 / 5:31 pm

      I think you’d really like it too! 🙂

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