Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by The Reading Fever.
Random House publications sent me a varied selection of books this week.
I am really looking forward to The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino, which I am planning to read as part of the Japanese Literature Reading Challenge overseen by Dolce Bellezza. It seems like an interesting female-oriented book and is also a contemporary retelling of an ancient Japanese myth. Read Cayce’s excellent review for more thoughts on this book.
Next up is Through the Window by Julian Barnes. It’s billed as a series of essays and one short story, and because it is Julian Barnes whose writing style I love, I am willing to give his essays a try.
Last but not the least is my regular thriller fix. This time, it’s by James Patterson whose books are pretty up and down for me. I’ve heard goodreads reviews that Private Berlin is not in the usual Patterson style, and I am hoping that this means a satisfying read for me.
What books did you receive last week? What books are you looking forward to reading?