Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 6/4/20

Welcome to the Home Zone. It’s grey and rainy today so staying inside is pretty easy. Some of my online book orders are starting to arrive, but I think the local parcel postie is very busy as I spotted him delivering on Sunday. Here’s what arrived this week, and don’t forget to stay home (even if it is hot and sunny beach weather).

When Grace Went Away by Meredith Appleyard (available 18th May) arrived thanks to Harlequin. I do enjoy Meredith Appleyard’s books, so this was a great parcel to open! Grace is the eldest of the Fairley children and the one who tries to keep the family together. But when she moves to London, she has to take a step away from her family. Her estranged mother moves back to town to try to repair her relationships with her children, but also discovers a secret that could change everything. Who will make the first move, mother or daughter?

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener is a memoir of her time in Silicon Valley. Leaving the publishing world in New York for a data analytics startup, she enjoys the good income and feeling of belonging. But then cracks started to show – sexism and internet addiction as everyone had faith in arrogant and ambitious young men.

Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth is a novel I’ve been looking forward to for ages. Jenny is ‘un’ everything – unloved, unemployable and unfiltered. (Except her social media of course). Now Jenny’s mother is at her door – could things get any worse?

Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman finds Judy’s life in disarray. Her career is on a downward trajectory, her son doesn’t want to know her, her best friend is dying and her husband lives in a pot haze. She can’t afford to divorce him and her main work is writing self-help articles – rather ironic. Is there any chance of happiness?

To see other books received/bought this week across the world, 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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Whatever my mood feels like at the end of the book…

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