Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading 23/4/18

So last week was back to work and here’s something I learned: don’t try to read and digest all your emails in one go! No time for heavy reads or shopping, so it was nice to read some fun stuff. This week should be a lot less random so I’m hoping to get stuck into some reading after I’ve finished preparation for a special theme on the blog next week.

Three books arrived in the mail last week and they all look brilliant.

Chemistry by Weike Wang arrived from Text Publishing. It is about a woman doing postgraduate studies in chemistry (there are NOT enough books about women in higher education science in my opinion, hence my desperate begging to read it). Everything should be great for our narrator but it’s not. She feels like her research is stagnating and her parents demand more and more. It’s time to ask the question that isn’t answered in a textbook: what do I want? You can find this book from May 1st.

The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman (one of my fave authors) arrived from Harlequin. It’s set in the grounds of a migrant camp in Australia in the early 1950s. Four women from very different backgrounds become friends and as the past threatens to take back one of them, her friends will do their utmost to keep her safe. I’m particularly interested in reading this as my own grandparents spent time in a migrant camp when they arrived in Australia.

I love the cover of Christina Lauren’s Love and Other Words. Thanks to Hachette for this book of Macy whose life is steady but tepid. When she meets Elliot again (her first love and her first heartbreak), everything falls into disarray. By learning each other’s backstory, can they forgive and grow together?

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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