This week: new books, book group update, Bookcrossing
Missing Me by Sophie McKenzie (review copy): this is the third and concluding book in the Girl, Missing series. Needless to say, Little M is whooping with excitement for this young teen thriller. Published by Simon and Schuster on 13 September.
The Diviners by Libba Bray (review copy): it’s set in 1902s jazz New York. There are murders, secrets and something eeries going on. Not my usual thing but Libba Bray’s writing has been highly praised so I'm looking forward to finding out what this is all about. For those of you who are cover mad, this one’s a good one – and it has full colour end pages too. Published by Atom on 18 September.
School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari (review copy): Children are referred to a summer course to have their fears conquered through unorthodox methods. It’s been described as Lemony Snicketish – so a lot to live up to and if it comes anywhere close, it’ll be a delight. This was published by Atom on 2 August.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. An old favourite and it's still going strong. Little M read it in a flash and would highly recommend it to 12 year olds.
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray. This is another one of those novels where I don't know anything about the plot line but know that it comes highly recommended from a variety of people whose recommendations are usually good ones for me. And it comes as three separate books in a boxset!
Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland. We're fans of the Arthur tales and this one's been highly recommended.
Book group - Angel Dust:
We had our first book group gathering this month, organised by Little M. Thanks to Hot Key Books for supplying copies of their launch title, Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi. The feedback from this will be up on the blog soon.