I have decided to take part in the 2020 Galleython after getting the taste for readathons post-Reading Rush. If you didn’t know the Galleython is a readathon dedicated to ticking some those NetGalley books off your ever-growing list. Like I mentioned in my August TBR, my feedback ratio on NetGalley is truly SHOCKING so this readathon couldn’t have come at a better time. There are four prompts and it looks like within a week, I have given myself the challenge of reading FOUR BOOKS. Thank god I’m still on furlough!
- Newest ARC you have
- Oldest ARC you have
- ARC you regret requesting
- ARC you are excited for
Newest ARC You Have: Never Say No – Elizabeth Neep
(Genre: Comedy/Women’s Fiction)
I was recently accepted for an ARC of Never Say No by Elizabeth Neep which has been deemed as the ‘perfect summer read’.
Hailey has always been told she can have it all. And saying yes to every opportunity that comes her way seems like the obvious way to make sure she gets it. When she finds an engagement ring hidden in her boyfriend Dom’s closet, she knows she’ll say yes.
And every time her new boss, the infamous Vivian Jones, asks her to stay late (again) at her dream job, the answer is always yes. But somewhere between saying ‘yes’ to Vivian’s latest demands and still trying to make it home on time for boxsets and burritos on the sofa with Dom, Hailey has lost sight of what she really wanted in the first place.
Published on 4th September by Bookouture.
Oldest ARC You Have: My Darling – Amanda Robson
This book features on my August TBR so have a look on there for more information on this book. It’s been on my NetGalley shelf for SOO long and it’s about time I ticked this thriller off.
Published on 24th August by Avon Books UK.
ARC You Regret Requesting: The Phone Box At The Edge of The World – Laura Imai Messina
(Genre: General Fiction)
To say I ‘regret’ this book is a bit harsh if I’m honest but the reason I have picked this book for this prompt is because I didn’t realise that it was such a devastating story.
When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she wonders how she will ever carry on. Yet, in the face of this unthinkable loss, life must somehow continue. Then one day she hears about a man who has an old disused telephone box in his garden. There, those who have lost loved ones find the strength to speak to them and begin to come to terms with their grief. As news of the phone box spreads, people will travel to it from miles around.
Soon, Yui will make her own pilgrimage to the phone box, too. But once there she cannot bring herself to speak into the receiver. Then she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of their loss.What happens next will warm your heart, even when it feels as though it is breaking. For when you’ve lost everything – what can you find?
This book was published on 25th June by Bonnier Books UK but I still have my ARC sitting on NetGalley.
ARC You Are Excited For: Ghosts – Dolly Alderton
(Genre: Women’s Fiction)
Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is one of my favourite books because I read it at a time where I was lost and needed some direction. Dolly herself is a queen and I love her so I was over the moon to be accepted to read an ARC of her new upcoming novel, Ghosts.
32-year-old Nina Dean is a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow motion into dementia, and she’s starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock. On top of this she has to deal with her mother’s desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her.
Published on 15th October by Penguin Books UK.
AND THERE WE HAVE IT.
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