Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/1/21

Another week, this one not so hot but really windy, which isn’t great for bushfires. I received one book in the mail and did a bit of book shopping:

City of Vengeance by D.V. Bishop (available 9th February) was a surprise from Pan Macmillan. Set in Florence in the 1500s, this murder mystery has Cesare Aldo on the case. But then Aldo discovers a plot to overthrow the ruler of Florence, but someone also knows Aldo’s secrets…

Luster by Raven Leilani is about Edie, who is just trying to get by in life despite job and relationship issues. Then she meets Eric and falls into his home and family life including a wife who has sort of agreed to an open marriage and adopted black daughter who has no one to show her how to do her hair.

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is about Alex, son of the President of the United States and his beef with Prince Henry in England. The tabloids love it, but it’s causing international tensions so a truce is staged. But then it turns into a romance which could cause further international tension…

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:

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Beach Read by Emily Henry

What I’m reading at the moment:

The Rules of Contagion by Adam Kucharski

What I’ll be reading next:

Not too sure…

6 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/1/21

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  1. I have heard great things about Red, White and Royal Blue, although I haven’t read it myself. City of Vengeance intrigues me. I will be curious to know what you think of it when you read it. Beach Read is one I plan to read next month for as a book club pick. I am looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy your reading this week! Have a great one!

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