Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek, via a request to the author. This will be one of my LibraryThing Author Challenge reads. But I wanted to read it because someone compared it to their experience of reading Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons and if it's half as good as that story I know I'll enjoy it. Thank you Jayne.
The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel, from Book Club Girl. I listened to her interview with the writer on Authors on Air but couldn't ask any questions as I hadn't read the book. It hadn't arrived and my library doesn't have a copy yet. Book Club Girl was so nice about it she sent me Michel's previous novel, Aftermath of Dreaming as well, with a couple of coasters, bookmarks and a mousepad-which I desperately needed. Thank you Jennifer.
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki, which I won at Redlady's Reading Room. It arrived very quickly. Thank you Bonnie.
Devotion by Ffion Murphy, via Bookmooch all the way from Australia. Thank you Chris. I love Aussie lit in general, and any book with psychiatric themes. This one is about a woman who stops speaking after her child is born. Her psychiatrist suggests she write as therapy, then he hacks into her computer each night to read what she's written because she won't let anyone see it. He wants to help her and reasons that no one really writes only for themselves...sounds intriguing.
Have you read any of these? Do you think you might? If you've read any of them, how did you like them? Have you written a review? Let me know and I'll read it-after I've read the book. I like to know as little as possible about a story itself before I read it, although I like to know how much others enjoyed it, or didn't.
I'm off to see what others got and to sharpen the old letter opener for what's coming this week.