Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 17/8/20

It’s been an interesting week. I’ve found new hidey-holes for parcels so I’ve been going on a scavenger hunt each day while trying to outrun the rain!

The first three books are all thanks to Allen & Unwin.The Shelf by Helly Acton is about a new TV show called The Shelf. Six women find themselves in a Big Brother type house after being broken up with on television. The aim is for the women to become better partners, but they learn more about themselves and what they do/don’t want.

Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham is set in World War II in a publishing house. The aim is to distract readers from war, but there is plenty happening just within the workplace. Alice leaves abruptly to have a child. Her mother said she would help, but what she does is completely different. Theo just wants to get home to New York, but work and his personal problems come first.

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu finds Jena struggling. Once a child prodigy, she’s now caught between rehearsing, family and sex. When she is awarded a scholarship to New York, it could be the start of her dream life. But New York and Jena find themselves changing in Trump’s America, maybe her dream is over…

The End of Epidemics by Jonathan D. Quick with Bronwyn Fryer arrived thanks to Scribe and my continuing quest to making some sense out of this pandemic. This book tells the stories of the heroes, the science, the politics and how we can work together to prevent epidemics.

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:

Most likely to be one of the above books.

6 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 17/8/20

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  1. I’ve just finished Finding Eadie and I loved it. I hope you are enjoying the story. The Shelf sounds like my type of book. I don’t know how I’ve missed it. This is the first I’ve seen it anywhere. Looking forward to your review.

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