Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 10/5/21

I’ve been spending most of the evenings and weekend working this week, so hopefully this week allows for some more leisure time. Thankfully great books came to me in the post!

Now That I See You by Emma Batchelorarrived thanks to Allen & Unwin. This novel won the Vogel’s Award this year and I’m keen to read it. It’s autofiction of a relationship breakdown after one partner reveals they are transgender, written in diaries and letters.

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal (available tomorrow) was a surprise from Pan Macmillan. Set in 1866 England, Nell is sold to the circus to be their leopard girl due to her birthmarks. It could be the best thing ever as she becomes famous, or not as her fame threatens to eclipse the circus.

Who Gets to be Smart by Bri Lee (available 1st June) was also from Allen & Unwin. It’s non fiction where Bri investigates the term ‘knowledge is power’, privilege, social stratification in the education system, politics and society. Who gets to be smart in our society?

Love in Theory by Elodie Cheesman (available 25th May) arrived from Pan Macmillan too. Romy discovers she is at her optimal stopping point for love, meaning that the next person in her life gives her the best opportunity for a happily ever after. Trusting in the data, she knows Hans the engineer is the right choice over James the graphic designer…right?

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:

A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez

Defeating the Ministers of Death by David Isaacs

What I’m reading at the moment:

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

What I’ll be reading next:

Probably one of these.

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