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Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat . This is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.
I only have three new additions to my TBR this week. All books are from NetGalley. My self-imposed ban from the site lasted for a week. I am still in control though. I mean;I got only three books (so far) this week, which is reasonable, right?
Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
Set in the early 1970s against the specter of the Manson girls, when the peace and love movement begins to turn ugly, this is the story of a runaway teenager’s disappearance and her sister’s quest to discover the truth.
Caroline Leavitt is at her mesmerizing best in this haunting, nuanced portrait of love, sisters, and the impossible legacy of family.It’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As Lucy’s default caretaker for most of their lives, Charlotte’s youth has been marked by the burden of responsibility, but never more so than when Lucy’s dream of a rural paradise turns into nightmare.
With gorgeous prose and indelible characters, Cruel Beautiful World examines the intricate, infinitesimal distance between seduction and love, loyalty and duty, and what happens when you’re responsible for things you can’t fix.
This book was recommended to me by Annie. You can read her review here.
The Gossip by Jenny Holiday
Dawn Hathaway is a realist. She’s not the smartest girl at Allenhurst College. She’s not the prettiest, either. So if she wants to be popular, she’ll need something else: power. What better way to get it than to start a gossip column in the campus newspaper? If she has to commit a few minor crimes in pursuit of the latest scoop, what’s the harm?
Arturo Perez loves being a campus cop. He knows Allenhurst’s nooks and crannies—and lately he’s been finding the campus gossip snooping into every one of them. He can’t deny that he enjoys bantering with the sassy schemer. But he also can’t shake the sense that there’s more going on with Dawn than meets the eye.When tragedy strikes and Dawn needs help, how far will Arturo go to protect her?
The One that Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren’t.Ten years later, Ruby’s single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There’s barely time for a trip to England for her little sister’s wedding. And there’s certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.
But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can’t help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there’s nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past. The last two books are not the usual kind of stuff that I read but I am in the mood for something lighter to give me a break from the darkness of psychological thrillers.
Have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Let me know.