I’ve been promising a bookish post, and here it is. Grab a beverage first, I’ll wait.
I’ll be linking up with WWW Wednesdays to share what I’ve recently read, what I’m reading, and what’s on deck. But maybe not in that order.
Real talk time, I read one book in March. There’s really no excuse for that except to say I’ve been writing more. AndIhavenootherexcuse.
However, the one book I did read was 10 stars and kinda like nothing I’ve ever read before. I have no fewer than three copies of Goblin by Ever Dundas. Goblin was my road trip and insomnia companion lately.
Goblin is a story of war and friendship and maybe what would happen if Angela Carter wrote Lord of The Flies.
Ever is a friend from my book-group in Edinburgh. I read the entire book in her voice. Here are some excerpts from it, and interesting interview, too.
I have a signed copy of Goblin to give away to one of you lucky people, but more on that later.
Some of you may remember I mentioned spending my birthday book vouchers (plus a wee bit more) on a recent road trip to St. Andrews.
On that trip, I somehow acquired:
Motel Life – Willy Vlautin – A road trip book I started in the car. This was a blind date with a book selection.
The End of Alice – A. M. Homes. – This was Neil’s blind date with a book. We traded. Because I love A. M. Homes.
The Bookseller – Cynthia Swanson. Because books about bookstores are auto-buys for me.
Ashland & Vine – John Burnside – I got this one out of the library and never actually read it then. But now I y’know, own it.
The Killing of Bobbi Lomax – Cal Moriarty – Same as above.
Malacqua – Nicola Pugliese – This was the one thrown at me by a very nice stranger,
Letters to Iris – Elizabeth Noble – I want to hug this book. I haven’t even read it yet and I want to hug it.
A Gentleman In Moscow – Amor Towles – Because I LOVED Rules of Civility.
Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann – This one first appeared in my New York Book Haul, but I re-gifted it to someone as part of a non-fiction book exchange and bought myself this new copy.
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin – Could this book be more hyped? I’m actually reading it now, for real, because Neil and I are back to our designated reading nights. Funny story, Isla attacked this one with school glue, and the last few pages are actually stuck together.
Greatest Hits – Laura Barnett – I’m intrigued by this one, and it’s also very yellow.
The Immortalists, we’ve established that.
Think I may just read through this list, that I’ve spent 3 hours typing, highlighting, and linking up.
And if you want me to send you that signed copy of Goblin (READ THIS BOOK!), reply to this post telling me what you’ve read recently and why I might want to read it, too.
One random groovy reader will be selected from the comments on this post. Open til next Wednesday, April 25th.
Open internationally, because I’m good like that.
Happy reading and recommending!
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