Right then…well it’s been quite a busy couple of weeks on Swirl and Thread with lots of bookish stuff going on. I do so hope you all enjoyed.
I’m taking a wee break for an extra long weekend and I’ll see you all back here again next week.
In the meantime, here’s a little insight into a few of the books fighting for position on my TBR over the coming weeks.
Also don’t forget to check in next week for #IrishWritersWed when I have the lovely Catherine Ryan Howard, writer of Distress Signals dropping by with a fab post.
See y’all soon…
I am currently reading Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey
This is my first time reading a Maeve Kerrigan book and this is #7 so I’ve some serious catch up to do…
When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there’s no sign of the body.
London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there’s William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood’s favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic facade?
As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance.
With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion
The books I have selected below are a mixture books I will be reviewing for tours, for reviews only and purchased books.
There are many more that I have had beside me for too long…#bloggerguilt
I will get there…eventually!!
March Book Club Choice ~ Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.
Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel – the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.
Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.
And that’s just a little peek!!
Happy reading everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.