Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 21/5/18

Monday rolls around again. Last week was a really good book week. If the weather ever turns wintery, I’ve got some great books to curl up with! Many thanks to the kind people who sent me these:

The top three books are all from Allen & Unwin. Bluebottle by Belinda Castles (released 23rd May) is about the Bright family. Jack and Lou have developed suspicions about their father on the day a girl disappears. Twenty years later, the Bright children return to their cliff top shack…will the past break into the present?

The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady is this year’s The Australian/Vogel’s literary award winner. Cub lives with her family in the country on a lonely properties. Her Granddad Les lived just over the fence and his actions in life have become even greater in death, ostracising her family. Then Cub’s aunty and cousin move next door, revealing secrets that Cub never knew.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (June release) is about Stella, who has Asperger’s. Stella believes in maths and she knows she doesn’t have enough dating experience for a 30 year old. So she knows she needs to practise and therefore hires escort Michael.

True Blue by Sasha Wasley (available May 28th) is set in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Free Paterson returns home to work on an art project at the local school. She didn’t expect to meet Finn Kelly, who runs hot and cold despite her best intentions. But will Finn help Free when she needs him? Thank you to Penguin for the copy (and the quote)!

The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll (out 29th May) is set on the reality show Goal Diggers. Brett and Kelly are sisters, partners in business and rivals. The reality TV scene is cutthroat – but nobody thought Season 4 would literally be that way… Thanks to Pan Macmillan for this book.

The Upside of Over by J.D. Barrett (released June) arrived from Hachette. It’s about Olivia, the good girl with everything. Until she turned 45 and her husband left. When Olivia bares all to try to save her marriage, her confession goes viral and she’s left without a house and job. Stripped bare, Olivia wonders who she is and decides to turn her back on perfection. Something good might just come of it…

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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