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New Book Memes to Join

Thanks to Mareli at Elza Reads, I've found a couple more interesting book memes to join. They suit me well because they are just a once a month commitment and they tie into my interests.

THROWBACK THURSDAY #1 - sharing an old book review

Davida at The Chocolate Lady hosts a monthly meme, giving the opportunity to revisit/share an older blog post. I love that - gives me a chance to look backwards and see how far I've come, and to share a review that newer visitors might have missed. Win / Win. Check out the details here. #ThrowbackThursday Since I just found it, I'm a little late (what's new??) but joining in none the less.

The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

Genre: Fiction

Published 2016; 416 pages

What a delightful, beautiful, surprise of a story!

A bright, socially awkward boy helps out a 104 year old lady. (How many young boys do you know who would actually do this? If you know one, he's a gem!) As he helps her with yard work and errands, a very unexpected friendship develops between these two lonely people.

I loved feisty Ona, the 104 year old lady who needed just a little help. CONTINUE READING

Shelf Control and Books From the Backlog #1

Both of these memes target a particular problem of mine - reading books I already own. Like many of you, I'm sure, I can't stop adding to what I already own and my stacks grow while my pocketbook shrinks!

Shelf Control is hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Every Wednesday you have the opportunity to peruse your shelves and share one that is STILL sitting there. Details here. I may not make it EVERY Wednesday, but I'm interested because my shelves are TOO full.

Books From the Backlog is hosted by Carole's Random Life and, similar to Shelf Control, it's about acknowledging and READING something I already own. Posted weekly on Thursdays, just visit the link, leave a link to your post about a book you have on your shelves that you'd like to read sooner rather than later.

Sitting at the top of the stack on the floor by my bed is:

The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

Genre: Mystery

Published: March 2020; 371 pages

from Goodreads:

Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he comes from, and another child has gone missing.

No one seems to take Naomi Pine's disappearance seriously, not even her father ... with one exception. Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney, knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school. Hester asks Wilde - with whom she shares a tragic connection - to use his unique skills to help find Naomi.

Wilde can't ignore an outcast in trouble, but in order to find Naomi he must venture back into the community where he has never fit in, a place where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late.

I bought this book in December 2020 from the Goodreads top 10 mystery list of 2020. I'm a huge fan of Coben's and have ready many of his books so I can't quite figure out what's taking me so long on this one. I'm remedying that this weekend!

Hope you join the fun and share what's been lingering a LONG time on your shelves. Happy Reading.

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


For your convenience, I use #hashtags in the reviews and when you click on one, you'll find more books with that theme. Hopefully you'll find it a helpful way to navigate the site and find books you'll enjoy. I've also recently added tags that will show up at the end of each review that serve the same purpose.

The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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