Last week my run of reading non-fiction continued but it’s time to move back to the fictional. Who could resist these wonderful books that arrived in the mail this week? (You’ll have to wait for another week to see what I actually bought).
Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls (available tomorrow, RRP $32.99) arrived from Hachette. This book looks like a lot of fun. Nick is a film projectionist and falls for Ellie in 2008. Four years later, she’s moved out and Nick is wondering where things went wrong. How can he rekindle a love as perfect as the movies?
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot, available 24th September, RRP $18.99) arrived from Pan Macmillan. It’s about a small café with good coffee and a bonus – to travel back in time. Four people want to do this for various reasons, but they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold…
Khaki Town by Judy Nunn (available 1st October, RRP $32.99) came from Penguin. This is set in northern Queensland during World War II as Australian and American forces await their postings in the South Pacific. There is tension between the Australians and Americans and within the American ranks as racial violence spikes.
The Secrets we Kept by Lara Prescott (available 3rd September, RRP $32.99) also came from Penguin. Based on a true story, the Cold War is at its height as Doctor Zhivago is being written. The Soviets want to ban it, but the CIA wants to use the book for its benefit. Two typists are charged with the responsibility to smuggle the book into Russia and it’s a very dangerous game.
The Warehouse by Rob Hart (RRP $32.99, also from Penguin) takes place in a strangely familiar dystopian future. Cloud is an online retail giant here to save the planet from climate change and unemployment. Paxton never thought he’d work for Cloud but after meeting Zinnia they will learn the truth about Cloud’s plans…
Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer (available tomorrow, RRP $29.99) came from Hachette. It’s a modern version of Pride and Prejudice taking place in rural Australia. Mr Darcy is a farming magnate and the Bennets struggling on their farm. (I can’t wait to see what sort of trouble Lydia gets up to).
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:
Likely to be one of the above!