I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
I am linking up Stacking the Shelves hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.
Can I have a do-over for 2022? Or maybe a fast forward to a part of the year that will not suck. It has been a very trying time for my family--and for the U.S. for that matter. I admit my reading and blogging has suffered quite a bit as a result. Nothing much is holding my interest for long. I am just taking one day at a time.
I could use your help in choosing my next read. These three recently caught my eye as I was browsing through my e-reader. Which one do you think I should read next?
Food critic Sarah Greenberg is a normal thirty-nine-year-old content with her ordinary life. In fact, the only real excitement she has is the occasional hand she lends at her family's Chicago magic shop.
Until one day when the ordinary becomes extraordinary and a simple introduction to her boyfriend's teenage daughter unearths a family trait long dormant in Sarah.
Without even trying, she can do magic.
Her newfound, though late-blooming abilities make her part of a world she never imaged and her family's long lineage of Magycians unravels Sarah's world.
But when she discovers her family’s store is danger of being taken away by an old acquaintance named Zondra Bex, Sarah is forced to face an enemy more skilled and decades older than she.
Sarah must learn to develop her skills to protect her family from a foe that wants to wield the power embedded in the store’s location and rule the Magyckal world. But will embracing her newly discovered abilities eradicate everything she believed herself to be?
Part rom-com, part The Dresden Files with a dash of Jewish mythology, Enchanting Sarah Greenberg is a funny, fantastical look into a woman’s struggle to find herself, believe in herself, and prove to everyone that she is extraordinary in her own way. [Goodreads Summary]
A psychic travel agent and a Seattle PD detective solve a murder in this quirky mystery in the vein of Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files and Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series.
Meet Leda Foley: devoted friend, struggling travel agent, and inconsistent psychic. When Leda, sole proprietor of Foley's Flights of Fancy, impulsively re-books Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt’s flight, her life changes in ways she couldn’t have predicted.
After watching his original plane blow up from the safety of the airport, Grady realizes that Leda’s special abilities could help him with a cold case he just can’t crack.
Despite her scattershot premonitions, she agrees for a secret reason: her fiancé’s murder remains unsolved. Leda’s psychic abilities couldn’t help the case several years before, but she’s been honing her skills and drawing a crowd at her favorite bar’s open-mic nights, where she performs Klairvoyant Karaoke—singing whatever song comes to mind when she holds people’s personal effects. Now joined by a rag-tag group of bar patrons and pals alike, Leda and Grady set out to catch a killer—and learn how the two cases that haunt them have more in common than they ever suspected. [Goodreads Summary]
Librarian Josie Way moved to small-town Oregon to lay low. Instead, thanks to newfound magic abilities—and a killer on the loose—she’s leapt out of the frying pan and into a cauldron of trouble . . .
Josie Way loved working among the Library of Congress’s leather-scented stacks—until she uncovered corruption and made herself a target. As Wilfred, Oregon’s new librarian, Josie can stay undercover until the case goes to court. But life in this little town isn’t as subdued as she expected. The library, housed in a a Victorian mansion, is slated to be bulldozed. Still digesting the news that her safe haven is about to become scrap lumber, Josie discovers a body in the woods . . .
Almost as shocking, Josie learns that she’s descended from a long line of witches—and her powers have suddenly sprung to life. With help from a spoiled alley cat who just may be her familiar, Josie’s thumbing through a catalog of suspects, hoping she can conjure a way to save her library—and her life. . . [Goodreads Summary]
Thank you for voting! What will you be reading next?
My TBR List is hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and let you vote for my next read during that month. My review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
New to the Shelves
Mouse and I added more books to our bookshelves in June. Let's take a look!
Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
Hicotea (Nightlights #2) by Lorena Alvarez Gomez
Sleepless Domain - Book One: The Price of Magic Vol. 1 by Mary Cagle
Fevered Star (Between Earth and Sky, #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock, illustrated by Amanda Castillo
The Legend of Brightblade by Ethan M. Aldridge
The Dream Book: A Young Person's Guide to Understanding Dreams by Patricia Garfield
Girl Giant and the Monkey King (Girl Giant and the Monkey King #1) by Van Hoang
Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes
Falling by T.J. Newman
Trouble with the Cursed (The Hollows, #16) by Kim Harrison
and a fitting quote from her second book in the series, The Good, the Bad and the Undead,
as a dedication in her latest novel:
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