Wine, Women & Words: Plot Twists

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Wine, Women & Words: Plot Twists

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Plot twists.

We all love them. Or hate them, depending on how badly the author has crushed your heart or blown your mind. This week, Diana and I list off our favorite plot twists – a task much more delicate than you might imagine since we have to tell you how amazing a book is without actually telling you why it’s so amazing. Trust us, though, these books have some a-ma-zing plot twists!

Michele’s Picks:

  • “The Silent Sister” by Diane Chamberlain
  • “Heartsick” by Chelsea Cain
  • “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight
  • “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
  • “Violets Are Blue” by James Patterson


Diana’s Picks:

  • “The Memory Painter” by Gwendolyn Womack
  • “The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster” by Scott Wilbanks
  • “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry
  • “The Rook” by Daniel O’Malley
  • The “Mercy Thompson” and “Alpha and Omega” series by Patricia Briggs
  • “Ocean at the End of the Lane” – Neil Gaiman

Our book of the month for August is the much-anticipated “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Be advised, readers, this isn’t an actual book; it’s a script of the new play that recently debuted in London. It also was not written by J.K. Rowling, although she had a hand in its creation. I have, admittedly, already read the entire thing and was not disappointed in the least. I may have even teared up a bit at one point.

Since the play is conveniently divided into four acts, here is the reading schedule for the month:

Week 1: Part 1, Act 1

Week 2: Part 1, Act 2

Week 3: Part 2, Act 3

Week 4: Part 2, Act 4

We will be having a guest co-host next week since Diana will be in Fiji, celebrating her 12-year wedding anniversary with her husband (*pause for jealous mutterings*); our topic for next week is bad guys we love to hate. Of course, we always love hearing from you all, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter (@MJLeivas/@Strahbary) or in the Comments section!

Until next time!