31 May 2018

Book Mail

Now that it's winter where I live, there's nothing I love more than sinking into a hot bath with a good book. I have plenty to choose from, including the latest Juno Dawson and Celeste Ng's next book (you know I enjoyed Everything I Never Told You a lot!). Here's everything that's made it's way to my letter box recently (or you know, the old-fashioned way by book store)... open your goodreads app stat!

Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan*
Judging by the title and the cover, this book is right up my street. Robert is a struggling author who often visits Paris to spend some time away from his wife and daughters. But when he vanishes for a significant time period, his family escapes to the city to try and find him. They turn to a manuscript Robert left behind and books set in Paris to help them on their journey to locating him, picking up more clues as they go. As Paris is such a romantic, gorgeous city I am looking forward to reading this, if only for the setting.

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Coincidentally this story has similarities to the above, in that it involves a bookstore and some sort of mystery from what I can gather. Reading the line "Loveday Cardew prefers books to people" certainly caught my attention. The story starts off at a York bookshop where Loveday works and finds refuge in. However, something disrupts her routined life and everything changes. Apparently this is emotional and heart-rending, so I'm very intrigued about Lost for Words.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I feel like many people love and relate to Celeste Ng's books. Since finishing Everything I Never Told You, I've been eager to get my hands on her next release, Little Fires Everywhere. I'm hoping it will be as moving and captivating. Set in a suburb called Shaker Heights where everything is seemingly perfect and full of successful people, a new resident arrives and the carefully ordered community is shaken up. This has so many glowing reviews, including from Matt Haig and Reese Witherspoon.

Clean by Juno Dawson
Even though this is far from what I usually read about, I love Juno Dawson's writing so much it was hard to resist buying Clean. Described as something along the lines of Gossip Girl mixed with Girl, Interrupted, the story follows teen socialite Lexi as she enters rehab for her drug addiction. In a podcast I was listening to with Juno as a guest, she described how she wanted to write something very different from what she has in the past. I'm sure it will be amazing, because I find Juno's writing to be so compelling and easy to read.

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer
I have just started reading this, and I already like the premise and the characters. Juliet writes letter to her mother who has passed away, placing them at her grave every few days. One day, Declan, a guy who is doing community service at the graveyard, comes across one of the letters and he can't resist writing back. They open up to each other, not aware that they actually know each other at high school. This sounds like a pretty easy read but one that should hopefully have some emotional impact!

*Review Copy

Do you like the sound of any of these books?



  1. I'm sure gonna read the first two, stories about Paris and books seem to be a good idea :)

    1. They sound really good, hopefully they are! xx

  2. These sure sound interesting! Thanks for sharing, will be taking recs from this. :-)

    Hannah | coffee with hannah

  3. I hope you really enjoy these books! I really like the sound of the first two, will have to do more research! x

  4. I really need to read Celeste Ng's books-when something's hyped I feel like I get a bit dubious but maybe I shouldn't. Lost for words sounds like my kind of read too!

    1. I think her books are hyped for a good reason! x


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