Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 29/7/19

A quieter mailbox this week, but I’m sure the postie isn’t complaining! (Well, not about the books anyway). I bought two books this week and received one.

The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami (translated by Allison Markin Powell, RRP $24.99 AUD) arrived from Allen & Unwin. I’ve already started reading this book about the women who have loved Mr Nishino over the course of his life and what came between them. (Also, best cover of 2019).

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien is about Marie and Ai-Ming. Ai-Ming has fled China and as their relationship grows, Ai-Ming tells the story of her family in China form the 1960s to 1990 with consequences for both.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby is a collection of essays that is offbeat and funny. It opens with her Bachelorette application and discusses the problems of adulting, from budgets to meeting drinking buddies that are now suburban mums.

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.

What I read last week:


What I’m reading at the moment:


What I’ll be reading next:

Not sure whether to go for fun or serious reading…

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