Yay for public holidays and the opportunity to sleep in! Now I have the opportunity to tell you what’s landed on my shelves of late. Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour at Bermudaonion’s Weblog (love the name). Marcia states that “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.” I’m going to twist the rules because I haven’t been shopping this previous week and I’m trying to get my TBR pile down. Here’s my offerings for the last month:
These books are all from my Sydney haul. I’ve read Campaign Ruby already (definitely worth reading- see my review here). The two Barry Maitland books are part of the Brock and Kolla detective series, set in modern London, investigating murders. They are brilliantly written and I highly recommend the series. The last book, The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon is set in post-WW1. I’ve read Confinement by the same author and found it very powerful.
The next lot was the weekend after. My review on Mini Shopaholic is coming soon (Becky is still up to the same tricks) and I’ve just started Homecoming by Cathy Kelly, which promises to be light, comfortable and enjoyable. The classics were a deal at Dymocks (2 for $10 I think)- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was recommended by my mother. I read some instore and it looks good. Sons and Lovers will be my first foray into D.H. Lawrence.
Then I had a little splurge at The Book Depository and bought Max Pemberton’s Trust Me, I’m a Junior Doctor which I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. It follows junior doctors in the UK from their first day out. I also purchased Lauren Weisberger’s Last Night at Chateau Marmont which looks a little different to expected (I thought it would be about a group of girls, much like her last novel) but it’s received some good reviews so far.
What books have you received recently?