This Week In Books – 17 August 2016

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Here is what I am reading now, then and next!


41i8WJ8iiLL I have just started reading The Punch by Noah Hawley which I am really enjoying so far. I’m less than 50 pages in but already I’ve encountered strippers, a 60-year-old who likes a glass of Merlot for breakfast, and a man with two wives. I think it’s going to be a fun – but quite full on – read! Here’s the blurb…

The Henry brothers could not be more different. Scott is stuck in a dead-end job and has taken to hanging out in some of San Francisco’s seedier dives. David, on the other hand, is a successful travelling salesman, and has not one happy family, but two (one on each coast). Tensions run high as their father’s death brings them together on a road-trip to New York, especially when their alcoholic mother is along for the ride and thinks nothing of revealing a long-held family secret . . .


51ILb32sRbL._AC_US160_61OcUOMDaiL._AC_US160_Earlier this week I read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin, who also wrote The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which I read and adored earlier this year. And I really liked this one too. At the weekend I finished Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin, which sadly I didn’t like so much. I am massively behind with my reviews at the moment, but I hope to get these and other reviews written and posted up here as soon as possible!

123I have been saving The Muse by Jessie Burton, partly because I am so excited to read it, and also because the version I have is a big hefty hardback so I’ve been waiting until I have a few weeks off work so I don’t have to lug it with me on the tube every day! The burdens of London living…

I also have a few other hardbacks that I plan to read when I’m on leave, all of which I picked up in the library at the weekend. These are the new Mary Kubica, entitled Don’t You Cry, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler and The Lauras by Sara Taylor – the latter of which I picked up simply because the cover is so pretty! I really don’t like reading hardbacks so I’m going to have a holiday blitz!

What are you reading now, then and next?



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