During June & July I've been reading classics for the Victorian celebration and restraining my library borrowing but by the end of last week I was getting a bit edgy and longing for some shorter contemporary reading. So this week I threw caution to the winds and loaded up with whatever caught my eye.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - 'a moving tale of one man's journey on foot across Britain.'
Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan - the sequel to Random Passage which I read this month and really enjoyed.
The Day She Cradled Me by Sacha de Bazin - a novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged.
The Black Path by Asa Larsson - 'the frozen body of a woman is found in a fishing hut on a lake in far northern Sweden. The latest in the Rebecka Martinsson series.
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison - A tsunami steals their family, men steal their innocence - the story of two little girls from India left homeless and alone after tragedy strikes their home.
Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave - a New Zealand author who writes dark, intense crime thrillers.
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen - ' a story of heartbreak and sacrifice, love and the enduring power of sisterhood.' It sounds lovely and has been on my TBR long enough.
The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell - I really enjoy the Kate Mallory series so looking forward to this one.
Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway - another crime suspense from an author I haven't read before.
Lots of lovely easy-reading escapist loot!