Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/6/20

2020 continues to challenge the world, but this time hopefully everyone will have a better awareness and be willing to change what we’ve seen this week. I’m trying to educate myself more on race and the history of the US seeing as we didn’t study it at school. Black lives do matter and we must do our best to improve.

In other news, restrictions on outings are further being rolled back. I took the opportunity to go out and buy some books and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather:

Daddy’s Girls by Danielle Steel (available tomorrow) arrived from Pan Macmillan. JT worked hard to build the largest ranch in California and when he dies, there is a paper trail for his adult daughters to follow. All have followed different lives but they become closer as they learn what they really want.

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha is told across two time periods – those of 1991 L.A. and the present day. Grace’s family has their own problems, and Shawn and Ray are struggling to leave the events of 1991 behind. When a new crime hits the city, Grace and Shawn will collide.

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is about a group of misfits who all live in Cannery Row. Doc is the nicest and wisest guy in the community, but somehow he always ends up paying amongst the mischief.

The Pearl by John Steinbeck starts with Kino, a pearl diver, finding ‘the Pearl of the World’. He believes his dreams will come true, but neglects to see the greed and violence the pearl brings with him to his community.

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:

Just got some books from the library, so likely one of those.

6 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 8/6/20

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  1. My plan had been to be reading THE VANISHING HALF right now, but I’m still waiting for my Book of the Month box to come in. I’ve heard great things about it and can’t wait to start!

  2. It has been a challenging couple of weeks here in the US. My home state of Minnesota didn’t show well. Hopefully, there will be some positive change. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. It is a difficult time and I hope we find positive solutions.
    I’m glad you got out this week to enjoy the weather and shopping for books.
    Steinbeck writes such truly human situations – not always happy.
    ‘Happy’ reading.

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