I’ve discovered this week that I don’t quite have my nerves under control over a certain something. Which I do quite a lot of, but I want this one and so my nerves are out in full force, and … damn.
Do your nerves get the better of you despite your best intentions? Do you ever get them under control? Lay your tips and tricks on me, please? I know this is all bloody vague, but that’s my nerves too because if I say it out loud, then you know, it’s not going to happen.
I know, I know, it’s ridiculous right? But I can’t help feeling it despite rationally knowing, that’s not how real life works. I mean, I’m not the only one that has these quirks right? Rigggght???
So last week there was Adele, and this week there’s book recs. Maybe one day Adele will start a book club and grace us with her book recs? I mean, Emma Watson is doing it, heh.
And as it turns out, Cara Delevingne wrote a book:
And I fully admit to being curious more than anything. She’s certainly building on her resume these days, and a coming-of-age novel seems like a great place to start. This is the story of four friends, or rather three who are left behind when one of the four commits suicide. While they all react differently, it is Red who tries to find out why Naima died and why she left behind a note saying Sorry. Suicide is a heavier than I expected topic, but like I said, I am curious. What do you think? Is one too many celebrities trying their hand at writing fiction these days? Or are you excited about this?
This one’s blurb starts as a legal thriller, and ends somewhere else entirely — namely a summer house. When an accident leaves an esteemed judge mentally impaired, it is his wife, Barbara, and his law clerk, Larry, who help him get through each day on the bench. Months pass until someone trying to exonerate a friend in prison discovers Barbara might have information on the case. When the judge is attacked, Barbara takes her husband to their summer house and I am getting vibes of someone trying to get at them at the house, which actually reminds me of every slasher movie ever (and yes, this is how my mind works) and creeps me out. I could be all wrong, who knows. But I can’t say this blurb didn’t grab me. Do you ever ever have intense movie reactions to books ? Because I totally do!
And then there’s an entirely unconventional conventional thriller called:
This is about a trial after a school shooting and is set in Stockholm, which is why it piqued my interest. Why is Maja on trial? Your first question would be: what did she do. But the blurb’s last question is: what didn’t she do? Totally worth the recommendation, I think.
And now, for an Asian art mystery:
The author, Nancy Tingley, is an Asian art expert, so I am expecting a marvellous, detailed mystery here. Jenna Murphy is a curator, who receives the head off a famous statue of Radha, the consort of the Indian deity Krishna. But then an expert collector is decapitated and Jenna finds herself trying to find out what happened, and travelling to Thailand and Cambodia. I am seriously hoping the author nails these locations in her book, because they, along with the art history is why I want to read this!
And, last I identified with this character, but I am half expecting a ending I’m not going to like much:
Admitting you’re single is volatile territory, admitting you don’t know if you want to have kids and you’re female? Entirely explosive. Or condescending. This is the story of single Andrea, who is figuring herself out. She’s 39 and I think a WIP like most of us are. Surrounding her is a diverse cast of characters, and one little newborn niece who happens to have been born with an ailment, and I suspect that is going to hurt. But, this is what causes a re-examination of life and love for Andrea and her family, and I really don’t want it to be why she decides to have a kid. Parents are the bravest, most toughest people out there, but not everyone is cut out to be a parent. And that’s okay… I might have talked myself into dreading this! #WOOPS.
Alright that’s me — what are you hanging out for this week?