It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

Hope you are all doing okay.

What I read last week:

Too Much and Never Enough By: Mary L. Trump

Frontier Follies By:  Ree Drummond

Umbrella Man By: Willow Rose

What I am reading now:

The House Of Kennedy By:  James Patterson / Cynthia Fagen

Now with an all-new bonus chapter—in the bestselling The House of Kennedy, “James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history . . . re-telling the political clan’s rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style” (People). 
 

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: “To whom much is given, much is expected” and “Win at all costs.” And they do—but at a price. 

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America’s most storied family, as told by America’s most trusted storyteller.

Up next:

Mind Hunter BY:  John E. Douglas

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals—the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer’s and the victim’s actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

Thanks for reading this week’s It’s Monday! What are your Reading on my blog! Have you read this book or have plans to? Have you also done the It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to my little corner, a place where I come to get away from everything and just relax.  I hope that your Wednesday is going well and we are half way through the week.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 80% through Too Much and Never Enough  By:  Mary L. Trump

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.

You Can Purchase it HERE

What did you recently finish reading?

 What do you think you’ll read next?

I haven’t finished any books as of yet I have a few that I want to read and hope to have them listed for the next WWW.Wednesday Posting.  Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

Welcome

Hello, I haven’t blogged in a while. This year has been hard and different for all of us. In March I was furloughed until July when they told me that my position was no longer needed. So here I am thinking what am I going to do now, I have always been in the hospitality field and as you all know that go hit the hardest. So here I am today, in a totally new career, I am now processing medical claims. I am also trying to start my own Virtual Assistant Company and I am hoping that it will be up and running by February.

But I am delighted to be able to blog again and I have read several books, and hope to publish my reviews shortly, and I am working on some new designs for this book blog. Stay tuned for those upcoming post. Thanks for following One Girl and A Book.

New Book Alert

Hello and welcome. I love when Amazon Kindle Unlimited give me reviews of new books. I can’t wait to start reading this one.

She Lied She Died A gripping new thriller by Carissa Lynch

A gripping new page-turning thriller from the USA Today bestseller!

Best friend. Teenager. Murderer.

A young girl found dead in a neighbor’s field.

A fourteen-year-old who confesses.

Just a child herself, could Chrissy Cornwall really be a cold-blooded killer?

Years later, the murderer is getting out and Natalie Bryers, unable to forget the night of Jenny’s murder, still has questions.

Did Chrissy lie then or is she lying now?  Did she really kill Jenny?  And if so, will she kill again?

Have you read it, if so what are your thoughts.

Hump Day

Good Morning and welcome to my little corner on the web. Its been a while since my last post. But the good news is I have started working and its a whole new job, as in a different field. I have alot of reviews to start posting, stay tuned for those. Have a great Wednesday.

WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to my little corner, a place where I come to get away from everything and just relax.  I hope that your Wednesday is going well and we are half way through the week.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 80% through All Fall Down By:  Ally Carter.

It was recommended through a book group that I belong to and so far I am not disappointed in it.  Here is a little about the book.

51j3y87RlTL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Here is a little about the book:

A new series of global proportions — from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her — so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace — no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

You can purchase it HERE 

 What did you recently finish reading?

 What I finished:

Ugly Love By: Collen Hoover

Defending Jacob By:  William Landay

The Passengers By:  John Marrs

 What do you think you’ll read next?

The Secret Letters By:  Taryn Leigh, which I have heard some good reviews and I have had this on Hold at my Library and it finally became available.   Have you read it, if so what were your thoughts?

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

July 2020 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to my little corner on the web.  Its been a while since I last posted on here, good news is that I have started a new job, I have been busy learning it and just haven’t had the time to update.  I am going to list my July reads.

 Ugly Love By:  Colleen Hoover

White Fragility By:  Robin DiAngelo

Finding Chika By:  Mitch Albom

The One By:  John Marrs

 I am hoping to get reviews done within the next couple of days, so stay tuned for them. 

 Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

 

 

 

Shout

41qiPQE3JjL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_New York Times bestseller and one of 2019’s best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Described as “powerful,” “captivating,” and “essential” in the nine starred reviews it’s received, this must-read memoir is being hailed as one of 2019’s best books for teens and adults. A denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts, SHOUT speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice– and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

  • Hardcover:304 pages
  • Publisher:Viking Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2019)
  • Language:English

You Can Purchase it HERE

Biography

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal Shortlist in the United Kingdom.

Laurie was the proud recipient of the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature…”. She was also honored with the ALAN Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the St. Katharine Drexel Award from the Catholic Librarian Association.

Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus dogs Kezzie and Thor, and assorted chickens and other critters enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find Laurie training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.

You can follow Laurie on Social Media

http://twitter.com/halseanderson

and on her blog,

http://madwomanintheforest.com

My Thoughts:

This is the first book that I have read by this author and it was powerful.  When searching for this at my local library and seeing all the good reviews I knew I had to get it. And I’m glad I did.

Wow, what a great book. Intense but informative and keeps you sucked in.  I highly recommend this book.

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

www.Wednesday

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone, we’re have way there.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.  Hope you’re doing well.

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (W’s) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

 I am currently 50% through Defending Jacob By: William Landay.

It was recommended through a book group that I belong to and so far I am not disappointed in it.  Here is a little about the book.

81rKe+-2HbLNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking.”—Associated Press

SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City Star

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.

Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.

How far would you go?

You can purchase it HERE

  • Paperback: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (September 3, 2013)

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, which I have heard some good reviews and I have had this on Hold at my Library and it finally became available.   Have you read it,  if so what were your thoughts?

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

 

The One – Review – John Marrs

img_1540Soon to be a major Netflix Original series

Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018

“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP

“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal

How far would you go to find The One?

A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the one you’re genetically made for.

That’s the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love.

Now five very different people have received the notification that they’ve been “Matched.” They’re each about to meet their one true love. But “happily ever after” isn’t guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others…

A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.

  • Hardcover:416 pages
  • Publisher:Hanover Square Press; Original edition (February 20, 2018)

You can purchase HERE

About the Author

John Marrs is the author of The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, and Welcome to Wherever You Are. A freelance journalist based in London, England, he has spent the past 20 years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for publications including the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.

My Review:

WOW what if you could if you could take a simple DNA test and possibly be matched with your soul mate with a 99.99% accuracy.  This might become something in the future.  This is the second book that I have read by this author and it was easy to follow, as it only had five main characters to keep in mind.

The author uses the names of the several characters in the story as chapter titles. Making it easy to follow the development of each of the standalone story.

I also read that this is soon to be Netflix Original and I will be looking into watching it, just to see who it all plays out in a show.  I highly recommend this book and I gave it 5 stars.  Can’t wait to read more from this author.

Thanks for reading this week’s Review on The One By:  John Marrs on my blog! Have you read this book or have plans to?  I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo