Friday Finds | 2nd – 9th June

FRIDAY FINDS

I’ve added a few books this week, Kendrik Lamar was the reason for me adding one of them!


34877168Little Boy Found by LK Fox

Synopsis: One rainy morning, just after Nick drops off his young son Gabriel outside the crowded school gates, he has a minor collision with another car. The driver won’t surrender his insurance details, so Nick photographs the licence plate. When he gets home, he enlarges the shot on his phone and spots something odd about the picture – Gabriel in the back seat, being driven away by a stranger. Nick needs to know what happened to his boy, but losing Gabriel turns out to be far less terrible than the shock of finding him. Now, to discover the truth, he must relive the nightmare all over again…Be warned, this is not another missing child story: what happened to Nick and his son is far more shocking.

I liked the sounds of this one because it’s not a thriller about another missing child, it’s about when the child comes back. This is a Netgalley book but I didn’t request it, because I’m trying to be good.

 

32195204The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

Synopsis: Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir.

Digging into the past—and her mother’s cult classic—draws Meg to Bonny Island, Georgia, and an unusual woman said to be the inspiration for the book. At first island life seems idyllic, but as Meg starts to ask tough questions, disturbing revelations come to light…including some about her mother.

Soon Meg’s search leads her to question the facts of a decades-old murder. She’s warned to leave it alone, but as the lies pile up, Meg knows she’s getting close to finding a murderer. When her own life is threatened, Meg realizes the darkness found in her mother’s book is nothing compared to the chilling truth that lurks off the page.

This has been all over my WordPress Reader this week. After seeing several glowing reviews from some of my most trusted book reviewers, I couldn’t not add it to my TBR. I need to be in the loop, OK?

 

Roots by Alex Haley

Synopsis: Tracing his ancestry through six generations – slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects – back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley’s deep and distant past.

I was listening to Kendrik Lamar on shuffle the other day and King Kunta came on and for some reason I went onto Genius to see what the song was about, and apparently “King Kunta” was inspired by Kunta Kinte from this novel. So, of course I had to go and see what the book was about. 

This sounds like it’s going to be heavy but I’m definitely down to read it. It sounds like non-fic, but it’s actually a fiction novel. It has amazing reviews and if Kendrik likes it, I’m sure I will like it too. (That’s a total guess, I can’t imagine me and Kendrik have many of the same interests tbh lol)

 

33974791The Twin Game by V. J. Chambers

Synopsis: Hope Ross isn’t crazy, but she knows crazy. Crazy is…

…a father telling his daughter to pretend her twin sister doesn’t exist. Worst. Game. Ever.
…a sister never leaving the house.
…a disturbed woman hidden away in the attic.
…bodies rotting in the basement.
…being accused of attempted murder.
…the police blaming the victim.

No, Hope’s not crazy, and she’s through playing games. As soon as she gets out of this mental facility, she’s going to prove it.

This was a Kindle freebie this week. I tend to find Kindle freebies either sound crap, look crappy or are “the classics” so I don’t always get them, but this one has potential! IT’s reviews on Goodreads are pretty positive too.


So there you have it, those were the books I added to my TBR this week!

Have you guys read any of these books / want to read any of these books? I’d love to hear what you think!

10 thoughts on “Friday Finds | 2nd – 9th June

  1. I’ve read Roots, an amazing read but I did find some worry things when I researched further, such as he’s not really related to Kunta Kinte and if you trace Haley’s ancestry they actually have a different surname. And even more worryingly, he was sued for plagiarism as he’s said to base a lot of his material on a book called ‘The Africans’ by Harold Courlander, Haley settled out of court…. so now I have to read ‘The Africans’ to see if I can spot where Haley used his material

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      1. It is fiction yes but Haley claimed it’s based on one of his ancestors named Kunta Kinte but that’s not his ancestors surname so why make it up!? – that’s what baffles me! And yh apparently he copied whole paragraphs from the other book. I thought Roots was so good I need to get to the bottom of this, my research continues…

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  2. I’ve had The Weight of Lies on my TBR for a while now because of Chelsea’s review months ago, and I’m super excited to (eventually) read it! I’m intrigued by Little Boy Found! I LOVE thrillers about missing kids/people coming back; they’re always so interesting! 😀

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