I come across so many wonderful books in my online travels – far too many to ever read them all. So I have decided to share the titles I add each week to my unrealistically ambitious wishlist.
If you share literary tastes similar to mine, the books that caught my attention this week might interest you too.
Click on the covers to read the synopses.
I have been a huge fan of Tara Moss and her work, particularly her Makedde Vanderwall PI thriller series and have been eagerly awaiting the next instalment. Thankfully the wait is almost over with the much anticipated Assassin being released on 1 September.
To see why I like this series so much, read my review of the last book, Siren.
I came across this title when browsing Flavorwire’s list of The 10 Best End of the World Novels. How am I supposed to resist ‘a story about a man and his dog left in a post-apocalyptic world’?
The author has said in an interview, “Jasper (the dog), to me, is the star of the book. He is fiercely loyal, and he gives Hig something to live for when there is not much else to hold on to.” Awww… tissues at the ready…
Here is the synopsis:
Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere.
Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a secret mission which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage trust no one.
Need I say more?
This title will be released in Australia and the UK this week, and in the US in November I believe.
What books caught your attention this week?