Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 12/9/22

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:

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Pandemic Century by Mark Honigsbaum

Contagion by Richard Gunderman

What I’m reading at the moment:

The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

What I’ll be reading next:

Not sure…

11 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 12/9/22

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  1. I remember seeing David Sedaris with my daughter. He was very funny. Afterwards he chatted at length to everyone as he signed books.

  2. An interesting mix of different books! I love David Sedaris so I will want to read this one at some point. It Happened One Summer was a good time, hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading!

  3. I haven’t read any of Sedaris! Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart is on my list. I’ve added it to my must read in 2023 list, so hopefully I will get to it eventually.

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