Happy Monday, everyone. It’s been a wet and miserable week punctuated by running in the rain and getting up early to obtain the last undercover car park. It has made for some cosy evenings reading.
Last Saturday was Love Your Bookshop Day in Australia, a time to celebrate your local, favourite or all of the bookshops. I only made it to one due to weather/uni work/work but it was jam packed! So many people celebrating and sharing their love of reading. The two books I bought are below, as well as a surprise from Allen & Unwin in the post.
The Choke by Sofie Laguna was from Allen & Unwin (out 23rd August, RRP $32.99). I’m looking forward to reading it, particularly because her previous adult novel, The Eye of the Sheep, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award. It’s about Justine, who is growing up with her pop. Her mum has left her and her dad only appears sporadically. While her pop is haunted by war, Justine finds solace in her chickens and The Choke, a narrow passage of the Murray River. But Justine’s father is dangerous and exposes her to that danger – overlooked by so many, she must fight back.
Nick Earls’ Analogue Men is about two men out of touch with the digital world we now live in. Andrew has left his job and now manages a radio station in between doing the same with his father and children. Brian is a shock jock stuck in the eighties, hung up on gotcha calls and single entendres. But on a road trip, they find they are both worried about being irrelevant which could end very funnily…
Strangely enough, I have always wanted to read Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, but never quite got to buy a copy. It’s set in 1970s America, as the Chinese-American Lee family pin their hopes on their favourite daughter Lydia…until she’s found in the lake. Then, the whole family descends into chaos…
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: