Mailbox Monday October 29

Mailbox Monday2 It's Monday! What Are You Reading2 WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The only woman in the room
The Only Woman the Room

The upcoming (January 15)  historical novel
on Hedy Lamarr, by Marie Benedict.
I know nothing about Lamarr, but I admire the author.
See for instance my review of Carnegie’s Maid.
I received the book through Netgalley

BOOKS JUST READ

click on the covers to know more about them

FICTION

Being There

MYSTERY

Newcomer

FICTION

Killing Commendatore

CURRENTLY READING

FICTION

The Clockmaker's Daughter

NONFICTION

The Ship the Saint and the Sailor

AUDIO

While Beauty Slept

The Clockmaker’s Daughter:
I’m about half done, and a bit disappointed compared to her previous books. The problem is, I am a bit confused between the many characters, who’s who? I rushed into it without taking notes, that didn’t help! Hopefully, things will nicely come together.

The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor:
There’s actually not much on the saint, which was my main reason for picking the book. However, all the details about finding this boat wreck are fascinating.

While Beauty Slept:
I’m almost done listening to this great twist on Sleeping Beauty.

BOOKS UP NEXT

HISTORICAL FICTION

The Blue

FICTION

Love in lowercase

AUDIO

Ne lache pas ma main

The Blue:
intrigued by the upcoming book by Bilyeau, author of The Tapestry

Love in lowercase:
This is unbelievable how you get drawn to a book – how one thing leads to the next, which is incidentally a main theme of that book!
It sounds like a saga:

  • I finished Newcomer by Higashino, and was so raving about it, my husband asked me if he should read it. I actually encouraged him to read first The Devotion of Suspect X
  • He devoured it in no time, but was disappointed by the ending, and asked if there were Japanese novels with happy endings
  • So I googled “Japanese novels with happy endings”, and found an article highlighting this book: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.
  • We went to the library and picked it up. It was written by 2 authors. I was curious to see what else they had written.
  • I ended up requesting a book by the first author: A Geek in Japan
  • A book by the second author was at my library: Love in lowercase. I read the synopsis and sounded really good.
  • I opened my Goodreads and realized it was on my TBR! So I picked it up!!

Ne lâche pas ma main:
Next in my Michel Bussi‘s audiobooks binge

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

UNTIL OCT 31

Smoking Kills

UNTIL NOV 3

ALYCAT

WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

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24 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday October 29

  1. All of your books are new to me but I do know about reading something which leads to something else which leads to still another “something else.” Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. I have Kate Morton’s new book on my shelf but have heard similar comments to yours. I know I will need to sit with paper and pen from the beginning which will hopefully help me! I’ll need to be in a good reading mood!

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  3. I generally like all things Sleeping Beauty and fairy tale. This one sounds very dark and has mixed reviews. I hope you are enjoying it.
    I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden so I have been interested in comments on The Clockmaker’s Daughter. Glad you linked at MM and Happy Reading!

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