It was a week where nothing got finished and everything was just…messy. It looks like I did a lot of reading from the below, but I really don’t feel that I did!
Look Both Ways by Linwood Barclay arrived with thanks from Harlequin. It’s about an island that has an experiment about to start – get rid of cars and replace them with self-driving vehicles. But it doesn’t get off to a good start when a member of the press goes missing and rumours of industrial sabotage are spreading. It looks like the cars are starting to hunt the inhabitants of the island…
The Pachinko Parlour by Elisa Shua Dusapin (translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins from the French, available 30th August) arrived with thanks from Scribe. Claire is spending a summer in Tokyo tutoring Mieko and spending time with her grandparents. Claire’s grandparents run Shiny, a pachinko parlour, a Mieko is determined to see it.
The Near Daphne Experience by Alison Reynolds was a prize thanks to Good Reading magazine. (It’s also got the most luxurious paper I’ve seen in an ARC!) Daphne is a psychiatrist in search of love. She’s prepared to bend the rules, even when there’s a serial killing lurking…
In My Defence I Have No Defence by Sinéad Stubbins is a humourous collection about the best version of Sinead that could be around the corner, if she listened to the right song or did the right 70-step skin care regime.
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:
The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin
Her Fidelity by Katharine Pollock
What I’m reading at the moment:
Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
What I’ll be reading next:
One from the pile!
I love the sound of Look Both Ways.
Funny how we measure progress and that our gut feeling and the data may not agree!
Not familiar with any of your selections – but they look good. My list is up:
Nice looking assortment of books. I’m curious about The Librarian Spy but burnt out on WWII books right now. I’ll have to add it to my wishlist for later. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
The Librarian Spy is one that captures my attention! Hope you have a better reading week this week.
I hope this week is better for you.
All new to me. Look Both Ways sounds interesting.
Have a good week and Happy Reading!
I’d love to read the Pachinko Parlor because of the setting and subject matter.