Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/4/19

Happy Monday! I hope your football team is winning (unless they are playing mine of course)! I bought quite a few books this week, so let’s check them out.

A Dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino arrived from Hachette. A number of dilapidated buildings in southern Italy are for sale for just one euro. Each of the new occupants have their own dreams of a happy life, but can they make them reality?

Rock and Roll is Life by D.J. Taylor is the story of the Helium Kids, major band of the 1960s and 70s. Their publicist Nick looks back at their success and his own life, with cameos from everyone who’s anyone (like the Queen and Elvis).

Eight Lives by Susan Hurley has been getting a lot of buzz, so I bought it. It’s the story of a breakthrough in medical research but the inventor of the drug dies in unusual circumstances. As his associates tell the story, they also tell of his downfall.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is the story of the 1970s band told by the members and their associates. But everyone remembers the truth of the group a little differently…

The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann is a beautifully presented Virago Modern Classic. It’s about an affair between a young woman and a married man – in the 1930s.

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri is about Katie, who had it all until she was dumped by her fiancé. Then she meets Cassidy over dinner and both their lives and knowledge are turned upside down.

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. Daisy Jones and the Six is getting rave reviews everywhere. Almost enticed to read it myself although I’ve never been into music or bands.

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