Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wishing for Wednesday: Perfect Mother & Social Creature



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

I feel a crime thriller binge coming on . . .

Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Release Date: May 1, 2018 by Harper
Vanity Fair calls it one of the most anticipated books of the summer. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal's Kerry Washington. 
An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.

They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.

Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.
[Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: I am pretty sure I have mentioned this book on my blog before, but I am dying to read this thriller.

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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton
Release Date: June 5, 2018 by Doubleday
For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City.

They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them... They drink and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together, when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers-to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste...

Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon.

Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship.
A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new. [Goodreads Summary]

Why I want to read it: This sounds like it will be an intense read!


Do either of these sound like books you would like to read?
What upcoming releases are you looking forward to? 


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34 comments:

  1. These books are on my wishlist and I'm looking forward to reading them.

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  2. The Perfect Mother sounds awesome!!

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    1. Greg - I think so too. I can't wait to read it!

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    1. Angelica Joy - I am really looking forward to The Perfect Mother!

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  4. The Perfect Mother sounds like it will be an amazing thriller! Social Creature is an addictive read, and really good. Great picks.

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    1. Jenea - I hope they are both as good as they sound.

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  5. Both of these are new to me! I love the cover of the first one - such a cool and eye-catching design. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely day. =)

    Check out my post!

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    1. Alyssa Susanna - I really like that first cover too. I'm not sure about the second cover, but the book sounds good.

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  6. Both books sound amazing! I hope you manage to read them because I want to hear what you think!

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    1. Eustacia - I hope I am able to get to them as well. :-)

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  7. Oh wow. The Perfect Mother does sound good! And being made into a movie with Kerry Washington?! Social Creature sounds good too!

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    1. Sara - It makes me want to read it even more--then see the movie. :-)

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  8. I've heard Social Creature is hard to put down.

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  9. Wow, I think both of these sound great! Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Barb - I hope they are as good as they sound. I am looking forward to them both.

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  10. I am looking forward to Social Creature myself. I hope you enjoy both of these, Wendy!

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    1. Carole - Thanks! I hope you like Social Creatures too!

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  11. Social Creature is new to me--so I'm putting it on my list right now. I have an advanced copy of The Perfect Mother, which I scored at the Public Library Association conference I was at in March. Moving that one closer to the top of the pile now.

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    1. Catherine - Hopefully we will both enjoy The Perfect Mother!

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  12. Oh both sound amazing! Social Creature is so intriguing!
    Hope you enjoy reading both the books!
    I don't have WoW this week because I just started blogging after a hiatus, so its a comeback and reading slump tips post.
    My New Post

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    1. Priyanka - I am glad to see you back to blogging (and reading)! I hope these will be good as well. :-)

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  13. The Perfect Mother sounds intriguing.

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  14. I can't seem to get enough of thrillers so both of these are on my list now!

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    1. Iliana - I have been craving a good thriller as of late, so both of these sound especially good to me.

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  15. Urg... my new granddaughter is going to be born in July - so I'll be giving The Perfect Mother a miss... I know - I'm SUCH a wuss! I hope you enjoy it, though, Wendy:))

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    1. Sarah - I can understand that! Congratulations, by the way!

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  16. The Perfect Mother's cover is gorgeous but I'm not sure I could handle the subject. Social Creature looks intriguing!

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    1. Katherine - Hopefully it will have a good outcome. :-)

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  17. Great picks, I have heard about Social Creature before and it looks and sounds so thrilling but I have not heard Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy before until today. But it looks and sounds like an amazing crime thriller book I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it! Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW post last week.

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  18. Both sound like good thrillers. Definitely prefer the cover of The Perfect Mother to the cover of Social Creature. Hope you enjoy them both!

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