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Friday Finds #September 23rd

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?

beautiful-world 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.

gossip 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?

got-away 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.

Happy Friday!

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12 comments on “Friday Finds #September 23rd

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku
    September 23, 2016

    I haven’t heard of any of these books! Thanks to NetGalley we are all certainly expanding our reading collection. I recently acquired an Indian cookbook from them called Vibrant India– I can’t wait to try some of the recipes!
    Which of these books are you most interested in reading?

    • Diana
      September 24, 2016

      Oh wow,the Indian recipe book sounds great.I hope you discover some new great dishes.I can’t wait to read all three but I’m more excited about the first one based on the recommendation and the fact that the story is set in 1969.I love books set in the 60s.

      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku
        September 24, 2016

        Why do books set in the 1960’s appeal to you?

  2. Yvo
    September 23, 2016

    Great finds! All three sound read, but I love the cover of The One That Got Away. I should stop requesting new books at Netgalley as well until I’m back on track with my ARCs, but I don’t think that will ever actually happen haha. Have a great weekend!

    • Diana
      September 24, 2016

      Hahaha glad to see I’m not the only having issues staying away from NetGalley.Thanks Yvo.Have a great weekend too 🙂

  3. doddyaboutbooks
    September 23, 2016

    Netgalley is like falling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. These books sound great 😊

    • Diana
      September 24, 2016

      Hahaha I like your analogy of NetGalley.Its so true.Thank you:-)

  4. thebookishlibra
    September 24, 2016

    I literally just read Annie’s review before coming to your blog and thought Cruel Beautiful World sounded like a great read. Hope you enjoy it!

    • Diana
      September 24, 2016

      Glad to hear that you read the review.The book does sound pretty good.Thanks 🙂

  5. rosemawrites
    September 26, 2016

    oooh. i would like to read that The One That Got Away! Thank you for sharing, Diana!

    • Diana
      September 26, 2016

      I can’t wait to read that one too. Thanks Rose and you’re welcome:-)

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