Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 25/12/17

Merry Christmas if you’re celebrating! It’s the last Monday of the year (can you believe it?) and I hope 2017 has been good to you, especially reading wise. I’m looking forward to some reading time over the next week and hoping that some lovely books have arrived from the North Pole today.

Here’s what I received over the past week:

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (released 30th January) arrived thanks to Pan Macmillan. It’s set in 1970s Alaska as Ernt and his family move north to try to escape the symptoms of his PTSD. At first it seems to work, but when winter arrives the feeling of isolation mounts. Ernt falls in with a fringe group that clashes with the rest of the community and his daughter falls in love with the son of Ernt’s main adversary. It all spells trouble…

I bought Fake Plastic Love by Kimberley Tait after seeing it around the internet frequently. M. and Belle meet in college and move to New York afterwards. Both find success and their new friend Jeremy brings them into a world where dreams and reality blur. But in a fake plastic world, what do happiness and love even look like?

The House of God by Samuel Shem was a Christmas present from a friend. It’s set in a hospital and describes the life of a young doctor out to get to the top. But that’s before he stepped foot in this hospital…it’s a crazy, funny and raw satire of hospital life.

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.

What I Read Last Week:

What I’m Reading at the Moment:

Up Next:

Hopefully something under the tree…

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