Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 28/12/20 (Post-Christmas edition)

I hope those who celebrated had a restful Christmas. If anything, it’s nice to have a bit less traffic on the roads when you’re working. No books in the post last week- they were all under the tree:

When America Stopped Being Great by Nick Bryant is non-fiction, looking at the five presidents of the United States before Trump and the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that led up to America being where it is today.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama likely needs no introduction. The first of his presidential memoirs, this hefty tome has a lot of detail. I’m particularly looking forward to reading his thoughts on the Affordable Care Act.

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel is the final in the Wolf Hall trilogy. Thomas Cromwell is a man on a precipice – today the King is happy with him, but what happens when Cromwell’s luck runs out?

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante is set in Naples – but divided in two. There is the Naples of the heights, masked and refined and the Naples of the depths with excess and vulgarity. Giovanna moves between the two but finds it hard to escape.

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella finds Ava sick of online dating. So when she meets someone on an anonymous writing retreat, it’s fantastic. No back stories, no small talk, just love. Until they have to go back to the real world and realise that they are leading completely incompatible lives…

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton also involves online dating. Nina’s being ghosted, her family is falling apart and her friends are drifting away… Could Max be the one to turn things around?

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.

What I read last week:

Shelter in Place by David Leavitt

What I’m reading at the moment:

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

What I’ll be reading next:

No idea!

11 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 28/12/20 (Post-Christmas edition)

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  1. You got a really nice assortment of books for Christmas. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see my week here. Happy reading and happy new year!

  2. Nice Christmas haul for you. The Bryant book looks interesting to me.
    I am not a huge fan of chunky books, especially memoirs.
    I hope you enjoy all your reading. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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