Well. An interesting week, as things seem to be of late. I think the overall theme is ‘waiting’. What to do but read…the sun did come out just as I was taking this picture.
The Hidden Beach by Karen Swan (available 28th April) arrived from Pan Macmillan. Bell is working in Stockholm as a nanny when she picks up the phone. It’s a message for her employer Hanna – her husband is awake. Of course he is, because he is on his way to work…but this is Hanna’s first husband, who has been in a coma for seven years. Things are about to change for the family.
Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami (translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd and also from Pan Macmillan, available 12th May) is about two sisters reunited when the elder comes to the city for surgery with her teenage daughter. It’s not easy, with each of the women fighting their own battles. Ten years later, Natsuko is reminded of that time as she makes her own journey to the city.
An Almost Perfect Holiday by Lucy Diamond finds three women and their children on holiday in Cornwall. It should be relaxing, but parenthood, romance and secrets are coming for them.
Writers & Lovers by Lily King finds Casey back home after multiple tragedies in her life. Her only constant is her unfinished novel until she meets Silas. Then Oscar. Suddenly Casey is part of a love triangle as she realises she’s not that young anymore…
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is about an eighties pop group which disintegrated abrupted. Thirty years on, a huge reunion concert is proposed but time has not been kind to the group. Can they forget the past and move on?
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.
What I read last week:
What I’m reading at the moment:
What I’ll be reading next:
Not sure…probably something light.