This Week In Books – 14 September 2016

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This meme was set up by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

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

Now…
51yyhy3wltl-_sx318_bo1204203200_I kept seeing ads for Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, so was quite pleasantly surprised when I found it in my local library! I’m now about 80 pages in, and although it’s taken me a while to get into as it has quite distinctive style, I am starting to click with it! Oh, and it was Barack Obama’s book of the year last year apparently… Here is the blurb…

Every story has two sides.
Every relationship has two perspectives.
And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but behind closed doors things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

Then…
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This weekend I devoured The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob which I totally and utterly fell in love with. My review will be appearing shortly! 

I also made a stab at Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga. I had loved Adiga’s other books but the short story format of this one didn’t really work for me and I have to admit I gave up eventually. 

Next…

download1download2I am sure a lot of other book bloggers will relate to the feeling that they’re drowning in books and have no idea what to read next! I seem to have been on a mission this summer to trawl charity shops for interesting second-hand books, the result being that my shelves are buckling more than ever. 

A few recent additions include Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight and The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam. I’d be interested to hear if anyone has read either of these? 

What are you reading now, then and next?

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10 thoughts on “This Week In Books – 14 September 2016

  1. I really want to read Reconstructing Amelia but it has been so hard getting my hands on a copy of the book. I hope that you will enjoy it.Fates and Furies looks and sounds good and I am more intrigued now that Obama liked it.I will be adding it to my TBR.Enjoy all your books this week.

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  2. dez | the fun in reading books says:

    The Sleepwalker’s Guide To Dancing sounds good! I’ll make sure to check it out. (And the cover is lovely!) And you’re right, everyone doesn’t really know what to read next until a book is already on their hands. Haha. Thanks for vising my WWW earlier. Happy reading! 🙂

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  3. Not familiar with any of the books you mentioned, but happy reading!!!

    P.S. In one of my earlier blog posts, I mentioned my intention of visiting every blog that follows me and leaving a little comment love as a small expression of my gratitude. Having said that, I personally want to thank you for being a part of my readership. You are incredibly wonderful, and your support means more to me than you realize! 😊💕

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