Mailbox Monday 28/7/14

Last week passed by very quickly, but there was one constant – the rain. It seems to be wet all the time at the moment and even I’m sick of it! I did have some joy from the letter box though – a nice combination of surprises and books I’d been expected.

The first two books were books I’d bought from Readings (an Australian group of bookstores, based in Melbourne). I’d read Reading Matters’ list of books to keep readers occupied while she’s on a break – these books sounded great, so I bought a couple. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson sounds a bit Mad Men and Richard Yates like. It’s the story of a couple in a 1950s rat race and how it turns into a ‘voyage of self-discovery’ for protagonist Tom. Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea
is an intriguing non-fiction look at life for the everyday person in North Korea.

The next book was a surprise from Simon & Schuster– a copy of Rich Kids of Instagram by The Creator of Rich Kids of Instagram and with Maya Sloan. It also showed me that I’m getting old, as I really didn’t know much about the RKOI before looking at the book and doing some Googling! This book is about a major party being held that the RKOI will do anything to be invited to. Sounds kind of Gossip Girl meets Gatsby to me!

Caroline Kepnes’ You first came to my attention on Twitter and Anna was very kind to send me her copy (it’s released in September in Australia). It’s a romantic thriller and the first pages sent a shiver down my spine – it’s going to be a creepily compulsive read.

Finally, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Alli Sinclair’s Luna Tango from The Reading Room and Harlequin (which is funny, because I had it on my list of books to buy in August!) This is the first book in the Dance Card series and revolves around tango, family secrets and passion between Dani and Carlos.

What did you receive/buy over the last week?

Do stop in at the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies. Overseen by Vicki (I’d Rather Be at the Beach), Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) and Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit), I’m sure you’ll find something you want to read, as well as more great books!

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  1. Love the look and sound of You…thrillers are my cup of tea…LOL. I love Richard Yates, so I’m going to check out The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  2. I am currently reading Nothing to Envy and it is very eye opening. It is very well written. I generally don’t get on well with non fiction books but this reads more like a novel. I think it’s because it weaves in facts and history with the real life stories of the people who live there.

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