Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 10/9/18

Another week, but because it’s September there are so many great new release books! I received two from the postie and bought one (yes, very restrained I know).

Normal People by Sally Rooney was the book I bought. I’m sure everyone has heard of this book as there is a great buzz about it. But if you haven’t, it’s about Connell and Marianne who grow up in a tiny town in Ireland. They are very different people but when they start to talk to each other, something sparks and both their lives change.

Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby (out October 1st) was a prize from Better Reading. The story begins as two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley. One is a stranger who sits down outside a shop and the other is Benny Miller. Benny’s looking for information about his mother through her old friend Odette. But what’s the connection between Benny and the stranger in this town of secrets?

The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village by Joanna Nell (available September 25th) arrived from Hachette. Peggy Smart is 79 and living in a retirement village. Her life isn’t really that exciting, revolving around doctor visits and aqua aerobics. But when she meets an old friend she hasn’t seen for fifty years, Peggy begins a new journey of self-discovery. Sounds like fun!

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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  1. I am currently reading The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village.. it is quite funny but also sad, as it is indicative of the latter lives of so many people and how they are treated.

  2. SISTERS AND BROTHERS looks good.

    Let us know what you think about THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER. I see there is a different cover on it,

    It was a struggle to get through the way the book was structured, and there were a TON of characters, but I LOVED the story line and the ending once everything came together.

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