Monday, 1 June 2015

*Cue fanfare* My Summer '15 TBR Pile

Tis another Women’s Fiction heavy pile, but I am finding it really useful with my own project so you’ll have to allow for that. There are still a couple of YAs in there, and male authors are represented this time, (hurrah!). Not sure where all the crime went on this occasion.  The pile looks like this:

You had me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane (Women’s Fiction)
I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk (Women’s)
It’s Not Me It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane (Women’s)
I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson (YA)
The Good, the Bad and the Dumped by Jenny Colgan (Women’s)
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan (Women’s)
Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson (Women’s)
Here come the girls by Milly Johnson (Women’s)
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar (MG)
Lobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (YA)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison (Not sure yet)

McFarlane,Colgan and Kelk – they are my Sensei. 
Dickinson and Johnson I haven’t read before but have heard a lot about, so we’ll see. 
Louis Sachar – well, Holes. Enough said. (If you have a child (either flavour) between 8 and 12, and they haven’t read Holes, you need to sort it. Sublime plotting.)
Lobsters I have heard sooooo much about and I finally got hold of a copy, so I can’t wait for that, while I have been des-per-ately waiting for Jandy Nelson’s follow up to The sky is everywhere since closing the covers on that gorgeous gorgeous story. (I book-crushed about it here.)
The Rosie Project is a complete wildcard, found in a charity shop and feels from the blurb like it would be considered Women's Fiction had it not been penned by a man. I'll let you know what it turned out to be in the Gut Reactions at the end of August. In the meantime let's ponder the coincidence of having TWO books in one pile that have a lobster on the front cover. What are the chances..? Something might be afoot.... 

 What are you reading this summer?

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