Like many readers, I set out a goal of what to read next and when that book arrives, I have changed my mind. I am a mood reader at heart so while I aspire to read these books in April, things may change by the time I get to the end.
First up in the physical books is The Trespasser by Tana French. This book is actually the 6th book in her Dublin Murder Squad series, but I have been told they don’t need to be read in order. I read her book The Witch Elm and was blown away by the complexity of her stories and the way she created characters so when I found this at a book sale, I knew it had to come home with me.
Synopsis: shortened by me via Goodreads — Detective Antoinette Conway is reaching her breaking point on the Dublin Murder Squad. When she gets put on the case of Aislinn Murray, it appears as though it is cut and dry – “another by-the-numbers lovers’ quarrel gone bad.” But Detective Conway is not convinced this case is so simple. As clues start to pile in, and leads draw her away from a cookie cutter case, Antoinette tries not to let harassment get the best of her and solve this mystery.
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Next in the mix is The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar. I was drawn to this book by the mention of mermaids and the beautiful cover design! I haven’t heard too much about this book but I know I am definitely excited to put this one in my hands. I have had it for a few months now and that feels too long!
Synopsis: shortened via Goodreads — “One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on… and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This chance meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost…”
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My last physical book for April is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I wanted to try and read a few of the classics on my shelf and this seemed like a good one to start with!
Synopsis: (From inside cover of Vintage Classics Edition) “Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever, and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape. The arrival of affable Mr. Bingley and arrogant Mr. Darcy in the neighborhood, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.”
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Along with these three physical books, I hope to read quite a few ARCs and Galley’s that have been gifted to me! Those change daily so I will write reviews as I can and keep you all updated.