Stacking The Shelves #22

Click on the image to take you to Tynga's blog to learn more!

Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to take you to the books Goodread’s profile.

This week I have borrowed a lot of books for a Summer Book Club!

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I’ve already read this book. You can find my review HERE. I expected it to be a typical post-war ramblings tale. However, it’s much more than that.

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I’m really looking forward to reading this thriller.

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I haven’t heard much about this book yet. Intrigued by the cover!

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This looks like a great mystery!

13158800I love the cover of this book!

17697997 This one really appeals to me. I love the cover and the little quote.

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The title itself really appealed to me!

17611169I love the cover and I love the sound of this book!

I hadn’t heard of any of these books before they were announced for the book club. Have you heard of any of them?

Please feel free to leave your links to your Stacking The Shelves post, so I can see what you’re reading soon!

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Tigers In Red Weather

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How did I get it?:
I borrowed it!

Synopsis:

Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha’s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their ‘real lives’: Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war.

Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena’s husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena–with their children, Daisy and Ed–try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.

Thoughts:

This is the first book in the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club selection. I was excited to read it after my sister thoroughly enjoyed it. For me, Tigers in Red Weather starts incredibly slowly and continues with quite a slow pace, but I think it’s well worth reading. I couldn’t believe that this was Liza Klaussman’s debut novel. Her writing seems incredibly established.

Tigers in Red Weather is centred around cousins Nick and Helena. There are five sections which focus on different characters and span 20 years, looking at events through the eyes of the central characters. I didn’t think any of the characters were particularly likeable. Perhaps I’m just getting more critical? I did find some of the characters incredibly intriguing though. They were written so well, they were vivid and very ‘real’. Tigers in Red Weather definitely has a dark undertone. I loved the atmosphere that built throughout the story. I think Ed is the most intriguing and disturbing character. I thought the chapter narrated by Ed was the best and the most gripping.

I’d definitely read more from Liza Klaussman. This is certainly a debut to be proud of!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
The Son- Michel Rostain

WWW Wednesday #19

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Click on the image to get to her blog!

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! Has it really been a week since the last one?

To join in you need to answer 3 questions..
•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading?
•What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book covers to take you to a link to find out more!

What are you currently reading?

16000770I’m currently reading a chick-lit. Yes, I do indulge in a chick-lit every now and then. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a bit of escapism. Paige Toon does it incredibly well too. I’m enjoying this book so far.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I’ve recently finished this book which had beautiful writing but very slow pacing. My review can be found here.

What do you think you’ll read next?

13528417I’m really looking forward to reading this book!

Please feel free to share your WWW Wednesday links with me. I love to check out what other people are reading!