Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 31/7/17

ariLast week went by in a flash. It seemed like I was always eating or on my way to/from somewhere! Hopefully this week will have a bit more routine (but not too much). I bought some books and received some too. Here they are:

Just Another Week in Suburbia by Les Zig (out September) was a prize from Pantera Press. Casper is living life in the suburbs, with each day not having much to distinguish it. Sure his neighbours are quirky, he’s trying for a baby with his wife and his challenging career keep things interesting. But one day, Casper makes a huge discovery that could change everything which turns into obsessions. What happens next?

Now Let’s Dance by Karine Lambert (translated from the French by Anthea Bell, out September) arrived from Hachette. It’s about Marcel, a lonely widower, and Marguerite, a widow who has led a dull life until now. They meet but everyone disapproves – is it too late to find love?

Waiting for Monsieur Bellivier by Britta Röstlund (translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies, released August) was also from Hachette. Helena doesn’t know what she’s waiting for, so why not say yes when asked if she is waiting for the monsieur? She ends up forwarding coded emails to him for a lot of money. Meanwhile, Mancebo is asked to spy on a stranger’s boyfriend and in doing so, comes to the conclusion that his wife and cousin have secret lives too. Helene and Mancebo’s missions end up overlapping, proving that there a few secrets left in Paris…

Thank you all!

I also bought these books:

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe tells the story of Anita Hemmings, the first African American woman to attend Vassar College in 1897. Nobody knows about her race and as she falls in with a prominent New York family, she experiences what it’s like to be a wealthy white woman. But what will happen as her graduation looms? This novel is inspired by a true story.

Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter is the story of two teenagers, Perry and Baby Girl. They’re sharp and bored, with crime something to do. But when an Internet stranger starts to give them the attention they so desperately want, they need to ask themselves the depth of their friendship.

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.

What I Read Last Week:

What I’m Reading at the Moment:

Up Next:

Something from the August pile.


15 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 31/7/17

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  1. These all look good! I have The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and hope to read it soon.

    Ugly Girls caught my eye…and so did Just Another Week in Suburbia.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing.

  2. I read The Gilded Years last summer and thought it was great and really, really interesting. Also was pleasantly surprised that I liked The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so much. I’m very curious about Tin Man, so look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  3. I just finished The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso, which I saw you’ve read and reviewed and now I’m reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie which is one of the books on the Man Booker Prize 2017 long list. I’ve not read her work before, but been meaning to for a while, so here goes. I had to download the classic text of Antigone by Sophocles first (fortunately it’s short and an easy read) as I read that her novel is a modern retelling of that classic Greek play.

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