What’s new?


I haven’t been shouting from the rooftops about new releases this year – not because there’s been a lack of ace new books but because I’ve been focusing my reading on what’s been languishing in the TBR stack.

But thanks to the magic that is NetGalley, a few have come my way… This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the 2016 new releases that have made my heart sing.

01. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie – my favourite quote this year remains –

“I want to meet muckrakers, carousers, the sweet-toothed, and the lion-hearted…”

02. Wilfil Disregard by Lena Andersson – cool, crazy, and had me screaming at characters the way I sometimes scream at the tele.

03. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout – this has lingered (in a good way).

04. The Girls by Emma Cline – I’m only halfway through but so far, excellent.


Next up, the new releases that I’m busting to read. Busting, I tell you.

05. The Paper House by Anna Spargo-Ryan – because I do like books that make me cry.

06. Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell – hoping it matches The Other Typist.

07. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – family tensions, New York and an inheritance – what’s not to love?

08. Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson – I’ve earmarked this one for my next beach holiday – light, fun fluff.

09. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy – hoping it matches Swimming Home.

10. Our Magic Hour by Jennifer Down – another book to make me bawl.

19 responses

  1. Oh what a timely post! I’ve been trawling through my followed blogs to see who recommended Portable Veblen. I’ve just finished it, and am in the process of reviewing it. I wanted to give credit to the blogger who put me onto it. Should have known it was you! I loved this book – thank you!

  2. I finished reading The Girls last week and unfortunately it wasn’t for me – the writing was beautiful, but I wish that I would have known less about the actual Manson “family”/murders, because I feel like then I would have enjoyed Cline’s book a bit more. I am happy that you are enjoying it though – I have a feeling that book will be turned into a film very soon…

    Thanks for sharing these and happy reading! 🙂

    • I don’t actually know much at all about the Manson murders and have deliberately avoided finding out – I figured I’d take the book at face value and then hit google after I’ve finished. And yes, I agree, it’s film material. I sometimes think that authors write with a film in mind…

  3. My book group is reading Lucy Barton in a few months — glad to see it on your list! Our Magic Hour sounds terrific, and I’m been hearing so much about The Girls this week. Great list!

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