Happy Monday everyone!
Well its been a while since I did this meme and so we have come full circle from the first day of term to the last week! I am very excited about this as I am very ready for a two week holiday! Hopefully the weather will be nice so we can spend a lot of it outdoors!
So onto my memes for this fine Monday morning.
Warning this can lead to envy! This meme is hosted by Mailbox Monday and is for readers to share the books that came in the mailbox during the last week.
So I have had a few books land on my doorstep this last few weeks..
The Extinction trials by S.M Wilson (books 2 and 3) While I bought these ones myself they did land on my doorstep so it still counts! I read the first one as part of my book club, you can read my review here. We all loved it so much that we promptly bought the other two in the trilogy and will be meeting again at the end of April to discuss the whole storyline. I am very excited to read these!
Jaipur Journals by Namita Gokhale was sent to me ahead of a blog tour for Random Things Tours. My spot will be on the 29th April so watch this space! [Goodreads blurb]
Another Life by Owen Knight - I was approached by the lovely author of this book with an offer of his book in return for an honest review. The premise sounds very intriguing so I will be looking forward to reading and reviewing it. [Goodreads blurb]
Hosted by Flavia the bibliophile this meme celebrates all the fabulous ARCs that have landed on your doorstep/appeared on your kindle over the last week. I mean lets be honest, that has to be one of the best bits about being a blogger!!
Since my last post I have had a few exciting books land on my Netgalley shelf.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner - Ever since attending the Bloomsbury book event where I heard Katherine speak about the inspiration behind this novel I have wanted to read it so I was beyond excited when I received the ARC on my shelf. The book is published next month so my review will be on the blog in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for that one. [Goodreads blurb]
Perfect on paper by Gillian Harvey - I am taking part in the blog tour for this highly anticipated story in May. I can't wait to read it! [Goodreads blurb]
So this weeks book from my Goodreads TBR that I will highlight is All the lonely people by Mike Gayle.
After attending a book event last weekend hosted by Bird tea blends and Tandem Collective UK I heard Mike Gayle speak about his new book and do a reading. I had purchased it a few days prior and just hearing him talk about his inspiration behind the story and the character made me want to read it as soon as possible! Here is the blurb, let's see what you think!
Hubert Bird is not alone in being alone.
He just needs to realise it.
In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment.
But Hubert Bird is lying.
The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul.
Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on.
Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out.
Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all . . .
Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?
From bestselling author Mike Gayle, All the Lonely People is by turns a funny and moving meditation on love, race, old age and friendship that will not only charm and uplift, but also remind you of the power of ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference.
What do you think? Is this a book you feel you would enjoy? Let me know in the comments!
If you have any thoughts or comments on the books in todays post please do let me know. I love to return comments and chat with people about books!