This Week in Books (August 15)


Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading



Is it Lisa?
Haunted by a tragic past, all Lisa wants is a quiet life with her daughter, Ava. And when she meets a new man, things seem to be falling into place. But Lisa is hiding a secret so momentous it could shatter her entire world…

Is it Ava?
When sixteen-year-old Ava saves a young boy’s life, she becomes a local hero. But never in a million years could she have anticipated the fallout of her actions…

Is it Marilyn?
Marilyn has the perfect life. Her husband, her job, her house—she seems to have it all. But she could never admit to her best friend Lisa the lies she tells herself to get through the day…

One moment will change these three women’s lives forever. And the secrets they’ve been keeping could destroy them all.

The book I’m currently reading


What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . .

What I’m (probably) reading next


Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

But this is not the end.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.


Have you read any of these? Would you like to? What does your reading week look like? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  27 comments for “This Week in Books (August 15)

  1. August 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I’d love to read Vox hope you enjoy it!

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  2. August 15, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I want to read all 3 of them! I finished An Unwanted Guest and I’m actually debating reading one of my own books right now :-).

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  3. August 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I read Vox and it made me so claustrophobic which was obviously the point. Can’t wait to see what you think!

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  4. August 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Just finished Pieces of Her and am about to write the review.

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    • August 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      I’ve had very little reading time this week so I’m only halfway. It’s very different from her other books. I can see why I’ve seen reviews mentioning people struggled.

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      • August 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

        I haven’t actually read a lot of her books and what I have read was quite a while ago so I went into this without any preconceptions. I enjoyed it.

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        • August 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

          I finished it earlier and enjoyed it too. I’ll read anything by her. Although I may draw the line at erotic paranormal science fiction or something 🤣

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          • August 16, 2018 at 9:42 pm

            Imaginative combination!! Definitely a line drawn 😂

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  5. August 15, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I haven’t read any of these books but Vox sounds really interesting. Happy reading!

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    • August 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Doesn’t it? Really intrigued! Happy reading to you too!


  6. August 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Can’t wait for your thoughts on Pieces of Her and Vox!!

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  7. thequietgeordie
    August 15, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    VOX was quite good – am reviewing it on Monday!

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  8. Yvo
    August 16, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Basically once again I want to read all three of these. xD Have a wonderful week! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  9. August 16, 2018 at 10:33 am

    My reviews of Karin’s is up tomorrow 😀

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  10. August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Yay Vox!
    I’m super excited about that one. Can’t wait to see your review 🙂

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