It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week:

 

Title: Too Far Gone (Lucy Kincaid #14)

Authors: Allison Brennan

Immediate Thoughts: Ominous, engrossing, and suspenseful!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

 

 

Title: Desperate Girls (Wolfe Security #1)

Authors: Laura Griffin

Immediate Thoughts: Twisty, intriguing, and fast-paced!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

 

 

Title: Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row

Author: Emily Harvale

Immediate Thoughts: Quaint, festive, and oh so romantic!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: November 5, 2018

 

 

Title: Broken Ground (Inspector Karen Pirie #5)

Author: Val McDermid

Immediate Thoughts: Engrossing, intricate, and deft! 

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: December 5, 2018

 

 

What I’m Currently Reading:

 

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It’s not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you.

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all—including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenaged son Freddie—a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5—excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.

One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna’s mother—whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years—is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam…

 

What I’m Reading Next:

 

Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.

Rebecca has just been dumped and the prospect of spending the holiday period with her parents is less than appealing.

Eighty- two-year-old Stanley lost his beloved wife, Edie, to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?

Jacob’s university degree hasn’t helped him get a job, and it looks like he’ll still be signing on come New Year.

Workaholic Meredith would rather spend December 25th at home alone with a ready meal and a DVD box set. Can anything make her embrace the spirit of the season?

The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over the reins at the Sugar and Spice bakery and café in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit, but will she succeed?

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up? How are your stats?

Happy Reading!

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