The Book I Just Finished and New Books to Read in 2017

This was a fun read! I read at night in bed and sometimes it's just one or two pages at a time because well, I fall asleep. I was excited each day to get back to this one though.
The main character, Laura or Lo, meets with trouble from the very first page. Life hasn't been completely smooth for Lo with her anxiety and what seems like excessive drinking. When she has the opportunity to report on an exclusive cruise she's expecting lifestyles of the rich and famous. That is not what she got! This book is filled with mystery, murder, and a touch of romance
and a strained relationship.
Lo's thoughts and actions made me super uncomfortable throughout the book . I guess that means the author did her job. Let's just say that Lo isn't the kind of girl I'd be friends with probably...
You read it and tell me what you think. I did enjoy this one and can't wait to discuss it with my book club friends soon. :)
What is on your reading list for 2017? I want to read much more this year so my Pinterest list is filling up. Next, I think The Shack is in order before seeing the movie.
Then a few more to come -
The Little Paris Bookshop because Ricki Jill Treleaven loved it.
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg is definitely on my list because I love all of her books.
All the Light We Cannot See pops up on every reading list so it must be great!
What's on your list friend? Do tell.
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22 comments

  1. My husband and I both read 'The Shack' many years ago. An interesting read, with good gems throughout the book.

    Happy reading ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Stacey, I love to read and I have a stack of books for this year! I read The Shack several years ago, I would love to hear your comments after you read it.

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  3. That sounds interesting. I just read The Velvet Hours and The Garden of Letters both by Alyson Richman and I highly recommend them.

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  4. I have been wanting to read the woman in cabin 10 so thank you for this review! On my list coming up is Miracke on fifth street by Sarah Morgan and 3 others my husband saw on my Amazon wish list and got me for Christmas, LOL! I hope you have a great start to your week lovely lady!

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  5. I am not much of a book reader, but it sounds like you have found some good ones! I'm sure it is good to get lost in the story of a book at your own pace though. I have read some good books in the past so I completely understand the pleasure you get from it.

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  6. I have All the Light You Cannot See on my list, too. Like the others, I can't wait to hear what you think about The Shack. I've read it twice. It was very thought provoking.

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  7. I have All the Light . . . in my iBooks, but couldn't get into it.

    I haven't read The Girl on the Train so I think I need to read it.

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  8. Just finished reading The Woman in Cabin 10 last week and I couldn't put it down. It's very fast paced. I've been into murder/mysteries lately and that's unusual for me!

    Jane x

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  9. I haven't read a book in the longest time. I need to carve out some time in 2017... : )

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  10. My book club read The Woman in Cabin 10. Most enjoyed it. I picked up The Couple Next Door, and a friend has read it already and said she liked it better than The Woman in Cabin 10. We are reading The Improbability of Love this month. I have yet to start it. Better start crackin as we meet Thursday!

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  11. This definitely sounds like an interesting read. Right now, I'm reading Lauren Graham's book and being a huge Gilmore Girls fan, I love it! I also just bought a couple of cozy mysteries on Amazon today. Happy reading!

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  12. Stacey, I'm reading The Little Paris Bookshop right now. And I loved All the Light We Cannot See - one of best ever. And I just finished reading A Man Called Ove and before that The Shack. Can't wait for the movie. We have the same tastes in books. Thanks for the other recommendations.

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  13. I am always looking for new books to read. So happy to see that Fannie Flagg finally has a new one out! I am actually reading the newest Harry Potter one that is done in a stage play form...Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It's pretty good so far and it helped that I read all the books and saw all the movies!

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  14. Hi Stacey! Oh, I do need to read more but I too read The Shack a few years ago. It's always good though to get someone else's check about a good book! Hope you have a great week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  15. I read her Ïn a Dark, Dark Wood and felt uncomfortable all the way through. She's good! Thanks for the recommendation.

    I adored Little Paris Bookshop -- my number one book of 2016. And All the Light... was my number one book of the year before. Both should be movies (though I wish they'd make a meandering BBCish mini-series of Paris bookshop, with each episode another part of their journey down the Seine!)

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  16. You must read, "All the Light we cannot see " first. It is really a wonderful book.

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  17. Stacey, I finished The Little Paris Bookshop this morning and it was wonderful. Your selection is next on my list.

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  18. I had forgotten that I wanted to read All The Light We Cannot See, thanks for the reminder. I need to keep a list somewhere besides my head.;) The rest of these look good too. I'm Intrigued by The Woman in Cabin 10. I just picked up a few books at the Library but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I'll let you know if any of them turn out to be good :)

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  19. Just finished it last night and the ending did not disappoint! She was a mess, wasn't she?

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  20. Adding this to my list. You will love All the Light We Cannot See....

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