Today is a long weekend and it’s nice to have a few days off! I’m a bit perplexed as to where everyone went – the roads and shops were so quiet! But no matter, it’s a good time to catch up on book shopping and reading:
The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland with the beautiful holographic cover was a prize thanks to Harper Collins. It’s available on 5th October. Esther’s sister Aura has disappeared and Esther is determined to seek the truth of her death. She follows the trail of seven fairy tales Aura left behind alongside cryptic verses and tattooed images.
Sweeney and the Bicycles by Philip Salom (available 1st November) was from Transit Lounge. Sweeney is obsessed with bicycles, which he steals after painting his face. He begins to see a psychiatrist and then meets two look alike women who would rather be different, mixing trauma and the weirdness of everyday life.
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson is about Nellie Coker, queen of the 1920s nightclub scene in London and her six children. But Nellie has enemies, and others are working to threaten her hold on Soho.
The Fine Print by Lauren Asher is the first in the Dreamland Billionaires series, which I’m seeing everywhere at the moment. Rowan is the billionaire here, renovating a theme park. Zahra criticises the park’s most expensive ride, and gets offered a job for the most difficult boss ever…
Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy finds Mac in the seaside town of Avalon Bay for college. She’s always been one to follow the rules, but local bad boy Cooper is a threat to that. He’s fallen for her hard, but his secret could derail everything.
Before Your Memory Fades by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is about another magical café that allows people to go back to the past, this time in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Although the café staff are familiar, there are new customers wanting to go back in time for a variety of reasons.
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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