Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 25/4/22

It’s ANZAC day and a time to remember war, past and present.

I bought and received some books over the last week, which is good as it was a great week for reading.

Fever by Jonathan Bazzi (available 3rd May) arrived thanks to Scribe. Translated from the Italian by Alice Whitmore, the story is about Jonathan who lives in Milan with his boyfriend. One day, he gets a fever. But it doesn’t go away – he’s HIV positive. As Jonathan comes to terms with his diagnosis, he goes back to his past to deal with his future.

Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum opens on New Year’s Eve, as Bunny experiences a breakdown. She finds herself in hospital, but refuses all treatments. Where does she go from here?

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkersonhas brother Byron and Benny finding that their mother has left them a strange inheritance – a story and a family recipe. Can it heal the wounds of the shocking story they’ve just learned?

Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellorsfinds Cleo becoming distant from New York, until she meets Frank. Despite the age difference, they are just what the other needs as they try to keep up with each other and those around them.

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:

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

What I’m reading at the moment:

Immune by Servaas Bingé

Lucky by Marissa Stapley

What I’ll be reading next:

I’ve been moving some books around so it will be a treasure that I find!


9 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 25/4/22

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  1. Black Cakes is the one that calls my name this week!

    Wanted to say thanks for mentioning the Clarkson Farm book last week. We binge watched the whole TV series in the last week and laughed a lot.

  2. I never got around to Station Eleven! Ack! I read The Roughest Draft and was disappointed. However, I’m not in the target demographic, so I doubt anyone would care!
    I need the book about caring for my immune system. Unfortunately, it probably will advise me to cut back on stress, alcohol, and sugar. All of which I’ve been trying and failing to do, which causes me additional stress and to take in more alcohol and sugar! 😉

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