A lot of good book mail this week, which was for a wintry week!
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto came from Harlequin. I’m really looking forward to reading this. Meddy has accidentally killed her blind date and asks her aunties for help. But they are also busy with their wedding business and the biggest wedding of the year – and the venue is run by Meddy’s ex. It’s the worst time for her to see him – or is it?
The Garden of Hopes and Dreams by Barbara Hannay (available 3rd August) is set in a city apartment block, and not a happy one at that. The residents have lost hope and hide secrets, but when a rooftop garden is built the residents become connected in more ways than one. Thanks to Penguin for the copy.
The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly (available 2nd July) was also from Penguin. Set in 1897 New York, Rose is a rebellious young woman who finds herself as her family’s most tradable asset. She’s determined to fight for her independence, but the ghosts of the past could change everything. And how does a man living on Coney Island with an elephant fit in?
On Politics and Stuff by Mark Humphries and Evan Williams (available 30th June) was thanks to Hachette. These guys know how to roast politics and this time they are going to discuss both houses of Australia’s parliament! And Shaun Micallef said it was funny, so it will definitely be hilarious.
She is Haunted by Paige Clark (available 2nd July) came from Allen & Unwin. These linked short stories give insight into connection, trauma, family, friends, identity and dogs. Can the protagonist move through the past and discover compassion for herself?
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.
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Definitely can’t think that far ahead today…