Firstly, I feel as though I should apologise for the lack of posting recently. I haven’t read anything overly inspiring which means that every time I sit down to write I just end up staring at the computer screen.
Last night I received a very exciting package – my first book to review! Thank you Penguin Australia! It is a young adult book by Jennifer Niven called All the Bright Places. Niven is known for her adult fiction however this is her first young adult novel. Just reading accompanying letter to the reader made me teary…This is a highly anticipated novel and I cannot wait to get into it. Watch this space!
I have been on a YA bender for the last couple of weeks but it has been very middle-of-the-road reading. After a while it all starts to feel the same. As a reader, we are always hunting for something that we can really sink our teeth into and really connect with. Last week, for this very reason, I went to the Dymocks store in the city to try and find something new. I used my birthday as an excuse (yes, any excuse) to buy a new book! I found one of the sales girls and asked her for ‘something new, different, not all over Instagram and something that will rock my socks off.’ To her credit, she took the challenge in her stride but it took more than 15 minutes of suggestions before we found something I hadn’t read or didn’t already own. As a last resort she pulled out a copy of The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. It was perfect! I haven’t seen it on my Instagram account once and I have read some rave reviews – I cannot wait to get into it!
Just a quick reminder that the next book club book is The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (discussing from October 6th). The November book is We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (November 3rd)!
Over to you – what have you been reading?