Happy Monday! This past week I have been a little under the weather and life has been hectic but I am back. Although I have not finished a new book this week I did want to keep up with Book Review Monday. Therefore, instead of a book review, I will be leaving you will the 5 books I want to read in the next coming weeks. Enjoy!
- ‘Goodnight from London’ by Jennifer Robson. This takes place during wartime in the summer of 1940. A reporter heads to London for a news story only for war to break out. I love historical fiction books and this one looks like a winner!
- ‘Black Water Lillies’ by Michel Bussi. This story that takes place in France revolves around a murder that takes place in French artist Monet’s village. Surprising to most I absolutely love detective and criminal mystery shows. I find it fascinating trying to solve the mystery before the characters do. That being said I love these types of books too. This book looks like it will be right up my alley.
- ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman. This novel is another one that takes place in London. This time in 1812. I guess I really like books that take place in other places too. In this story Helen, a young ‘Lady of the Queen’, has her housemaid disappear. Helen proceeds to investigate in London where she meets Lord Carlton, who helps her on her journey. This book combines two of my favorite genres, mystery and historical fiction, and I am super excited to read it.
- ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman. In this novel quirky Eleanor has such bad social anxiety she completely avoids any and all social interactions. This soon becomes a thing of the past when Eleanor meets Raymond and the two of them save an elderly man together when he falls. Soon the three become friends and Eleanor begins to emerge from her bubble. I can not wait to read this book. I have heard nothing but great things about this book, and while when I first read a description of the book I was not initially drawn to it, I have since felt nothing more than to read this book.
- ‘I’ve Got Your Number’ by Sophia Kinsella. In this novel Poppy is about to marry the man of her dreams. Her life is going just the way she always pictured it. However, this all changes when she loses her engagement ring AND has her phone stolen. She soon finds a lost phone in a trash can and takes it over as her own so that she can give the hotel she is staying at a number to call. However, this turns out tobe not such a good idea when the real owner of the phone wants it back. What proceeds to happen is emails and text messages between Poppy and the business man, Sam, as she looks for her ring and prepares for her wedding. In the past Sophia Kinsella has been a favorite author of mine. The premise of this novel seems to be just the type of thing that could draw me in for a day of reading by the pool. That is exactly where I think I will be reading this book. From the mystery of the ring, to the romance between multiple characters in the book, I can tell that this is just my type of book.
Happy reading everyone!