A week with some unexpected twists for almost everyone. This week I’ve got some favourite authors and new to me books to share:
A Carnival of Snackery (Diaries 2003-2020) by David Sedaris is the second volume of his diaries and once again, they are a fascinating look at the world. Whether it’s collecting Romanian insults or going to a Japanese parasite museum, David describes it all hilariously.
The Best of Me by David Sedaris is a collection of his stories (yes, I’ve probably read some but I’m sure they will be just as hilarious next time round). As always, they are never boring, involving feeding a carnivorous bird and learning to say ‘give it to me’ in five languages.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart won the 2020 Man Booker Prize. It’s the story of a boy, bullied and trapped by poverty and his mother’s alcoholism.
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey finds Pippa cut off and sent to a tiny town to manage her late father’s dive bar. The locals think she won’t last a week, especially sea captain Brendan, but she keeps running into him everywhere.
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:
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What I’ll be reading next: