I was trying to be “good” this week, honest I was. I really thought I was going to have a quiet week book wise. It didn’t quite happen
Esme King messaged me at the start of the week to tell me about her novel Reasons to go Outside. This looks like a fabulous read, I’ve already shared the epilogue here on Thursday as I loved it so much. I’m also recommending this one to my irl bookclub.
I then got a message from Charlie King to ask if I’d like a copy of her book Wolfgang and the Baby Lunatic, this is one I wouldn’t have considered based on the name but having read the synopsis, and all the glowing reviews it’s had so far I’m really eager to read this, I’m thinking it might be like a mummy banter type book, funny but covering the serious issues affecting mothers. As my irl book club is formed from a birthing group I’m part of from when I had my little monsters, I figured they might like this one as well. I’m sure when they formed the group they had no clue how much I was going to bombard them with options!
I’m trying to read more independently published and debut novels so when Sarah Bell shared about her book, The Murder Next Door, on Twitter I went and had a nosey and downloaded that via Kindle Unlimited.
Georgie over at Penguin RandomHouse kindly sent me an audio copy of With A Mind To Kill by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinear, I’d actually already downloaded A Line To Kill (Horowitz’s previous book) last month and haven’t got round to listening to it yet.
I did manage to limit my NetGalley books this week, I only got two – Hooked by AC Wise, a feminist take on what happened to Wendy and Captain Hook after Neverland and One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke, I read The Castaways earlier this month and loved it so I’m excited for this.
I was reading Years of Reading Selfishly on Wednesday and there were a few books on their that caught my eye, I added them to my wishlist and then they just somehow got added to my cart, I’ve no idea how it happened 🤷♀️ A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon, Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart and The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson
It sounds like you have some great reading coming up. Enjoy them all, Louise.
I’m so excited for summer. My shelves were already stacked with amazing books. I just need 8 weeks off now to get through them all!
Are you a teacher, Louise? I loved my summer’s off to read, spend time with my family and rejuvenate. Of course I also took courses and did some planning too.
If only. I work it IT which means I’ll be sat at my desk all over summer!