Hello and Happy December!! The shops are full on festive now, the radio stations are full of Christmas songs – I bailed out of Whamageddon 2022 on Day 1 thanks to a cafe I was visiting playing Last Christmas as I walked in 😢 – and I still can’t get in the festive mood!! But I do have advent calendars so that’s a positive!!
On to books – and it’s been another successful week with 5 books finished! And only 1 new Netgalley addition so yay me!!
Here’s my look back
NORWAY by CLAUDIA MARTIN – 5 STARS
JAPAN by MELANIE CLEGG – 5 STARS
CUDDY by BENJAMIN MYERS – 4 STARS
CLARA’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC by ROSIE GREEN – 5 STARS
Just one over at Netgalley this week….
THE MINISCULE MANSION OF MYRA MALONE by AUDREY BURGES
publication date – January 2023
A woman learns to expand the boundaries of her small world and let love inside it in this sparkling and unforgettable novel by Audrey Burges.
From her attic in the Arizona mountains, thirty-four-year-old Myra Malone blogs about a dollhouse mansion that captivates thousands of readers worldwide. Myra’s stories have created legions of fans who breathlessly await every blog post, trade photographs of Mansion-modeled rooms, and swap theories about the enigmatic and reclusive author. Myra herself is tethered to the Mansion by mysteries she can’t understand—rooms that appear and disappear overnight, music that plays in its corridors.
Across the country, Alex Rakes, the scion of a custom furniture business, encounters two Mansion fans trying to recreate a room. The pair show him the Minuscule Mansion, and Alex is shocked to recognize a reflection of his own life mirrored back to him in minute scale. The room is his own bedroom, and the Mansion is his family’s home, handed down from the grandmother who disappeared mysteriously when Alex was a child. Searching for answers, Alex begins corresponding with Myra. Together, the two unwind the lonely paths of their twin worlds—big and small—and trace the stories that entwine them, setting the stage for a meeting rooted in loss, but defined by love.