Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 10/12/18

Last week was a sad one with a death in the family. I’m looking forward to brighter things this week and hopefully these reads will help.

Invented Lives by Andrea Goldsmith (released April 2, 2019) was a prize from Scribe Publications. It’s set in the mid-eighties as Galina leaves Leningrad for Australia. It’s not a choice to leave, and Galina finds herself unprepared for the differences between Russia and Australia. She makes friends with the Morrow family and their adult son finds himself attracted to Galina.

Turning Point by Danielle Steel (released January 8, 2019) is about a group of trauma doctors who attend a training programme in Paris. They have a number of problems in their lives before leaving the US, but when they need to act on what they’ve learned in France, it’s time to make difficult choices. Thanks to Pan Macmillan for the copy.

The F Word by Liza Palmer had a cool title, and quotes from Georgia Clark and Taylor Jenkins Reid, so I had to get it. It’s about Olivia, who is perfect. Perfect body, husband, job…and one embarrassing high school secret. When one of her ex-classmates appears in Olivia’s adult world, her perfection starts to unravel.

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay is his memoir of his time as a hospital junior doctor working for England’s NHS. It’s full of sleep deprivation, craziness and the happy/sad emotions of a hospital.

Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein also had a quote from Georgia Clark (you might have guessed that I trust her judgement!). Sasha has her life in order, until her dream career falls through. So why not use a secret to become a matchmaker for New York’s elite? It goes well until her own relationship dissipates and then things get murky.

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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