This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
For this week’s pick I will again look into the future to pick a book from 2023 that I am excited about. This book is the third book in an urban fantasy series that has captured my heart. I love the quirky characters and the world that the author has created here. I can’t wait to see what happens in this one.
Love Will Tear Us Apart by C.K. McDonnell
Stranger Times #3
Publication Date: February 9, 2023
Summary from Goodreads:
Love can be a truly terrible thing.
Marriages are tricky at the best of times, especially when one of you is dead.
Vincent Banecroft, the irascible editor of The Stranger Times, has never believed his wife died despite emphatic evidence to the contrary. Now, against all odds, it seems he may actually be proved right; but what lengths will he go to in an attempt to rescue her?
With Banecroft distracted, the shock resignation of assistant editor, Hannah Willis, couldn’t have come at a worse time. It speaks volumes that her decision to reconcile with her philandering ex-husband is only marginally less surprising than Banecroft and his wife getting back together. In this time of crisis, is her decision to swan off to a fancy new-age retreat run by a celebrity cult really the best thing for anyone?
As if that wasn’t enough, one of the paper’s ex-columnists has disappeared, a particularly impressive trick seeing as he never existed in the first place.
Floating statues, hijacked ghosts, homicidal cherubs, irate starlings, Reliant Robins and quite possibly several deeply sinister conspiracies; all-in-all, a typical week for the staff of The Stranger Times.
If you have not heard of this series then you should check out the first book, The Stranger Times on GoodReads. Or better yet check out the author’s website, The Stranger Times. On the website you will find all sorts of things related to these books, plus other books by this author. I have been reading a lot of his other series lately and have found that I like them all. They are all very funny and highly entertaining.