Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 1/6/20

It’s the first day of winter and it certainly feels like it! It’s been rainy and cold, which is excellent for staying at home and reading. Thanks to the parcel postie and courier drivers who were kind and made sure these books didn’t get wet:

Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton (available 16th June) came thanks to Allen & Unwin. It’s about the daughters of a feminist icon, who are all experiencing their own kinds of trouble. Marriages are falling apart, children are growing up and parents are getting old. But there is also new love and the opportunity for life changing risks.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (available 9th June) arrived from Hachette. The Vignes girls are twins, living separate lives as adults. One lives with her daughter in the town she tried to escape. The other passes for white and her new family know nothing of her childhood. What happens to the children of the next generation when their stories come together?

The Codes of Love by Hannah Persaud (available tomorrow) came from Bloomsbury. It’s the story of a couple who appear to have it all, but they have a secret that involves rules. But trouble is brewing as Ada appears in their lives, representing the freedom and escape they both dream of.

You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken
(also out tomorrow) was also from Bloomsbury. Besides an incredibly relevant title, it’s a story of three girls in a small Irish town. Evelyn has always been the leader, but a new arrival will threaten that and change the small town forever.

The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro arrived from Harlequin. Joel and Juliette were friends as children, but after a drastic event involving bullies, Joel left town. Ten years later, he returns after spending time as a jackaroo to mend some relationships. Can he work out things with Juliette?

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:

Too much choice for a decision just yet!

5 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 1/6/20

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  1. That’s a great selection of books! The Vanishing Half especially sounds good to me. Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. You received a great selection of books this week. Better Luck Next Time arrived in my mailbox too. Rug up and enjoy your books. It is starting to get a bit cold now.

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