Five books in my TBR Queue (plus one I’m already reading)

Six Upcoming Reads

1. N-W, Zadie Smith (Currently reading)

Described  as a portrait of modern urban life, this follows four Londoners who went to the same school, but find themselves living very different lives. From the blurb: ‘Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they’ve made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel.’

2. 22 Britannia Road, Amanda Hodgkinson

After WW2, Silvana and her son travel to England from Poland after years spent hiding in the forests to survive. She is planning to meet up with her husband, who is haunted by experiences of his own.

3. The Blood Dimmed Tide, Anthony Quinn

Haunted by the spirit of a murdered Irish girl, W. B. Yeats returns to Ireland to track down her killer. From the blurb: ‘Surrounded by spies, occultists and Irish rebels, the two are led on a gripping journey along Ireland’s wild Atlantic coats, through the ruins of its abandoned estates, and into its darkest, most haunted corners.’

4. The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

An invention that will change the world forever: ‘a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a… potato.’ Haven’t read any Terry Pratchett in a while (RIP), so I picked this up on a whim.

5. The English Marriage, Tales of Love, Money and Adultery, Maureen Waller

A social history of marriage, from abusive husbands to tales of devoted love. Picked up because I’m a sucker for social history and the everyday lives of people in the past; it’s the part of history that appeals to me the most.


About allpastmidnight

Hi, I'm Alison, I am a mid-thirties mum to two children, Little Man and Wee Girl. Wee Girl is pre-verbal and has autism, while Little Man is the sort of happy chatty little guy who gets into everything and sings at the top of his lungs — until the moment he makes eye contact with a stranger and he goes silent. I am cynical, sweary, and a bit disorganised, and I blog about parenting, ASD, food and just about anything else I can think of. Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. I can also be contacted by email at allpastmidnight [at] outlook [dot] com.
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