Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading 8/5/17

I can’t believe that we are nearly into double digits of May. Soon it will be winter, with rain, uni exams and multiple layers of clothing. I had a very busy week, but it was fun as I got to interrogate ask many questions of the lovely Rachael Johns during the launch of her latest book, Talk of the Town. (It’s stellar and you should read it!) It was the first time I’ve MC’d a non-work event and I can tell you it is much, much more fun and relaxed. Thank you Rach for the lovely cup and chocolates and to Harlequin for the huge bunch of flowers!

I also had a great week in terms of books in the letterbox:

The Lost Pages by Marija Peričić
won the Vogel’s Award this year. Thanks Allen & Unwin for the signed copy! It’s a great idea for a book, a reimagining on Max Brod’s life and relationship with Franz Kafka. (And it has footnotes – the sign of a great read!)

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
(out 1st June) is about the first mission to Mars, with a motley crew: Helen, an experienced astronaut; Sergei and Yoshi. On Earth, the three have problems in their relationships with family, but what will it be like when they leave the planet?

Quick Sand by Malin Persson Giolito is a Swedish crime novel. On one school day, in one room, things change forever. Now Maja is on trial and the question being asked is, what happened? Thanks Simon & Schuster for these two books.

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland (released 16th May) is set in a top fashion magazine with the power to change the market. But when Hillary is found dead at the office, Cat doesn’t think it was starvation like everyone else. She’ll take on the detective investigating the case and do it way better. Although working undercover is like working in a stylish web that will change her look forever…

Mr Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker (also released 16th May) tells the story of the most famous Mr Rochester ever, Edward, of Jane Eyre fame. It starts on his eighteenth birthday and continues through his travels across the world, then back home to meet a young governess… Thank you Hachette for these two reads!

If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, do visit the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.

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  1. Sounds like the Rachael Johns event went off really well and you had a great time, would have loved to be there. She is pretty much an automatic read for me now.

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