Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 13/1/20 (Birthday Edition)

Last week I promised I would bring you the books I bought for my birthday (none received, people were sensible enough to give vouchers). Here they are!

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane is the story of a break up between Laurie and Dan. While Dan moves on pretty darn quickly, Laurie is left with the pieces. So when colleague Jamie suggests they fake a romance to benefit both of them, it sounds reasonable. But what happens when a fake romance starts to feel real?

Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma is about the daily grind. But then there’s Life on Nyx, a programme for 100 people to start again on another planet. No Instagram or Tinder. But it’s a one-way ticket…

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd is a group of short stories/novellas about random encounters, decisions, history and Bethany Mellmoth who is on a journey of self-discovery.

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon is about Phoebe and Will who meet when they start university. Will loves Phoebe, but Phoebe is troubled by the loss of her mother. She becomes involved in a cult and Will searches to find her after she disappears.

On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl finds Muriel adrift in San Diego. In an attempt to have something that is just for herself, she starts going to the Del Mar racetrack. Her brother is in Las Vegas working at a casino and falls in love with Henry but one night Henry flees…

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner follows Adam’s attempts to bring loner Darren into the social scene of the seniors at his school. While Adam is one of the cool kids, bringing in Darren has disastrous results.

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:

No idea!

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  1. I enjoyed the Michael Palin documentary about North Korea! Then again, I have enjoyed his travel documentaries for many years so that wasn’t necessarily a surprise

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