We’re back with another Sundays in Bed With… meme! This meme dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent your time curled up reading in bed with or which book you wish you had time to read today!
I’ll be spending the rest of my Sunday night in bed with The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson. This is book two in the Truly Devious series, and the first book was my last read in 2022. Was it a perfect book? No, but I was sucked in by the mysteries and simply couldn’t put it down. It’s safe to say that I really enjoyed it and I’m glad that I’m finally tackling this series that’s been on my TBR for ages!
In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.
The Truly Devious case—an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936—has consumed Stevie for years. It’s the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime.
Stevie’s willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity—Edward King’s son.
But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What’s the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn’t just a piece of history—it’s a live wire into the present.
What are you currently reading?
HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! 🥳
I hope your 2023 is full of joy, success and so many great reads!
A new year means new beginnings but… Same old me really! 😂 What was meant to be a very small gathering at home on NYE unexpectedly became larger when mum spontaneously invited more of her siblings over. I wasn’t feeling particularly chatty as my social battery needed recharging after constant meet-ups the previous week but it was still nice to see everyone! I did disappear a couple of times to continue reading my book so I could finish it before the year ended and I’m glad that I managed to do that! I’m working from home in Bali for another week but it’s back to work tomorrow, and I really need to channel work mode because right now I’m still in full-on holiday mode.
I haven’t been writing as many wrap-up posts as I thought I would. I was thinking of changing the way I share my favourite books based on the two main genres that I read, romance and fantasy, but I decided that I’ll just stick to my annual End of Year Survey. I’m still working on part one but it should go up tomorrow with the other part following later on in the week! I’ve been really enjoying reading other people’s wrap-up posts though! 😍
ICYMI, here’s what I posted on the blog this week:
- 12 Book Challenge – 2023
- Let’s Talk Bookish: Reading & Blogging Reflections
- Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2022
- Cover Reveal: A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn
- #WWWWednesday: 28 December 2022
- #TopTenTuesday: New Books on the Block
- Holiday Romance Mini-Reviews: Santa, Baby, Lovelight Farms, and The Geek Who Saved Christmas
self sabotage – lexi jayde
I hope you’re all doing okay and treating yourself with care.
Let’s have a great week ahead! 💜