Issue 12 of Shiny New Books was released last week, full of the usual delights. I reviewed About My Mother By Tahar Ben Jelloun, and here are some of the reviews I enjoyed:
- Eileen By Ottessa Moshfegh
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing By Madeleine Thien
- Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Railway Children By Edith Nesbit
I also had no idea it was Bookshop Day last Saturday, that is until I saw the tweets around lunch time. So I got myself up and headed into Brighton to Waterstones to buy some books. I was struggling to find something I wanted to read and this solved that issue, as I got His Bloody Project and White Teeth. I’ve been trying to read White Teeth for about 10 years now and I think I’m finally in a place mentally to do it.