Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 2/10/17

Hmm, October already! Last week seemed more like winter weather, but everything was good for the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne on Saturday. It was a good game with great entertainment – The Killers smashed it! I really liked the post-match concert too, one of the better ideas the AFL has had in recent years. Now with no footy to watch, what am I going to do?

I received two surprise books in the mail and bought two last week:

Fairytale by Danielle Steel (released 10th October) sounds like a modern retelling of Cinderella, set in the Napa Valley. Camille’s dream has been to manage the family vineyard, but her perfect life is destroyed when her mother dies. Then her father remarries a countess, who is wicked to the core. Can good prevail over evil (especially in that gorgeous dress)? Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for the copy.

Stephen King and Owen King have combined to write the huge book that is Sleeping Beauties. In this world, women are falling asleep and becoming cocooned…if they are woken up, it’s not pretty. Only one of the inmates at a small town prison is immune – but why? The sheriff is trying to stay awake while men fight all around her…what will happen? Thanks to Hachette for the copy.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? (And Other Questions You Should Have the Answers to When You Work in the White House) by Alyssa Mastromonaco with Lauren Oyler is about the Obama administration. Alyssa reveals the good, bad, awesome and how to get stuff done. I think it will be a good read that will take me away from the current politics pages.

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder is about a not-so-perfect family, worlds apart. But they have to get together for perfect Eloise’s wedding and that’s where the fun starts.

If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by 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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