Onward I go with the Christmas in Summer reading challenge (Hot Little Hands won the last round and it’s next on my reading list) – this time I’m picking from books that are soon-to-be-released. These ARCs are doing the rounds – which one should I read first?
- My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
- The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr
- Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack
- Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
- The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
I picked because of the cover!
An excellent reason to pick a book IMO 🙂
You’re brave to let other people pick your next read! I’m way too much a mood reader to relinquish that kind of control 🙂
Ha! All books that are in my TBR stack anyway and it is kind of fun to let others decide/ convince me. Relinquish control and try it!
I’ve been hearing fantastic things about My Name is Lucy Barton. I have yet to read anything by her but it does sound good. 🙂
I loved Olive Kitteredge but that’s the only book of hers that I’ve read. Lucy Barton is short and I suspect perfect for a day on the beach (which is in my very near future, yay!).
I started Veblen last night hoping it would be a great beginning to the new year and so far it is- despite that really weird name. McKenzie writes in a quirky way that draws me in so hoping it will continue to be a good choice!
Seems early reviews are divided on this one – I look forward to books like that. Anything that gets either five stars or one star is far more interesting than a middle-of-the-road three, in my opinion!
Okay, Lucy Barton and Veblen tie this round – I’ll start with Lucy.