Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 20/5/19

It’s still autumn but it’s incredibly cold here. I’ve been drinking warm drinks a lot (five cups of coffee yesterday) but my nose and feet are still cold! Whatever I can do outside in the sun, I’m doing. I was really lucky and received six books in the mail (all with pretty blue/gold covers) last week so my nights are sorted. Thank you all

The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith (released 3rd June) came from Allen & Unwin. The book covers past and present – the days of cinema in Paris and America and World War I and a film history student doing an interview. Being interviewed is Claude Ballard, a pioneer of silent films and now mushroom forager. This brings back his masterpiece and muse and all the feelings that come with it.

Wildflower Ridge by Maya Linnell (also released 3rd June from Allen & Unwin) is an Australian story of Penny, who has to leave her city life to rest on her family’s farm. It’s not easy as her perfect life unravels and she’s back to be with her sisters and near her ex TIm. But then disaster strikes and Penny finds out that she’s likely to be seeing a whole lot more of Tim if she doesn’t do something…

Love Song by Sasha Wasley (released 4th June) is the third book about the Paterson sisters, focusing on doctor Beth. Beth has always been down to business, but when her now rock star ex comes to her hometown, sparks fly. But Beth was hurt once by Charlie and she’s not eager for it to happen again… Thanks to Penguin for the copy.

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird (also released 4th June by Penguin) finds Willa in three different time periods – in 1965 as an 8 year old, 1990 at 33 and 93 in 2050. Young, adult and elderly, the Willas need to come together to heal an event from the 1990s and save their future.

Saltwater by Jessica Andrews (available 28th May) arrived from Hachette. Lucy thinks that university in London is her key to the future, away from her working-class town. The change of lifestyle is overwhelming and she feels like an outsider. At graduation, she leaves for Ireland to try to work out who she really is.

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn (also available 28th May from Hachette) weaves between present day and the 1950s. Esther Durrant thought she was going on a holiday, but ended up in a mental asylum. In the present day, Rachel finds a collection of love letters and Eve is helping her famous grandmother write her memoirs. How are they connected and how will the letters reignite the past?

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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9 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 20/5/19

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  1. It is supposed to be Spring here but it snowed all day yesterday, Today is much nicer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. I want to try a Paige Toon book – I have never read her but I had a reading colleague I worked with who enjoyed her books. Ah cold feet and nose, hate them myself. Lucky we have had sun most days to get into but… have to admit my fire has now been lit at night quite a bit.

  3. Your days are cooling down and ours are heating up. 🙂
    All look like books to enjoy but a Lifetime of Impossible Days really sounds good.
    Happy Reading!

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