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As we head into the last weeks of the year, I feel like I need to play catchup with all the 2018 publications that I’ve missed out on! Is that you too?
From Twinkle with Love – Sandhya Menon
I quite enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi so I’ve been looking forward to this!
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories to tell – if only the world would listen. So when nerdy classmate and fellow film-obsessive Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a film for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle can’t wait.
The chance to showcase her artistic voice? Dream come true. The opportunity to get closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy – aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come even truer.
When Twinkle receives an email from a secret admirer – the mysterious ‘N’ – she is sure it’s Neil, finally ready for their happy ending. The only problem is that, in the course of their movie-making, she has found herself falling for Sahil – the wrong brother.
Twinkle soon realises that resistance is futile: the romance she’s got isn’t the one she scripted… But will it be enough?
The Pisces – Melissa Broder
There’s something about that cover that is just weird and attractive at the same time.
Lucy has been writing her dissertation for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up. After she hits rock bottom, her sister in Los Angeles insists that Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Staying in a gorgeous house on Venice Beach, Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety – not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the dog’s easy affection. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy’s understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn.
Warlight – Michael Ondaatje
In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.
I also borrowed a new audiobook for the kids to listen to in the car.
The kids’ loot:
Have you read any of these books? What did you get from your library this week?
I’d quite like to read Warlight – sounds fascinating.
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I’m eager to get started!
My friend and I have agreed to share the cost of Warlight because it’s still in hardback, we both want to read it so much!
I read both From Twinkle With Love and Warlight this year and while neither will make my best books list I enjoyed them thoroughly. Happy reading!
Warlight has been on my radar. I didn’t care for The Pisces, not the weirdness but because of the dog. I have so many books in from the library I hope I can finish them before the due date!
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