Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.
In this meme, I take the opportunity to share what books i’ve bought, won or received for review.
For review: This week I received a copy of new Australian fiction release Goodbye Lullaby by Jan Murray, set in the 1970’s exploring serious issues of the era such as teen pregnancies- I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Blurb: In September 1971, 181 numbered marbles roll around in a barrel while Australia holds its breath. The last number drawn will shatter two women’s lives, and bring them together again…
Sixteen-year-old Caroline ‘Miki’ Patrick confides to her best friend — the outspoken, smart-mouthed Jude — that she’s pregnant. Miki’s parents place her in the iron embrace of St Anthony’s, a home for wayward girls, with the scheming Sister Angela pressuring her to give up her baby. But Jude convinces Miki they can raise the child, and together they make a pact and take to the road.
But the teenagers are ill-prepared for the hardships they face, and after one particularly difficult night, fate separates them. Alone, poor and scared for her baby’s welfare, Miki ultimately surrenders Dominic to the home.
Two decades later, Miki is a dangerous woman, and she’s on the run. A vocal anti-war activist who assists draft dodgers, Miki is hiding from the Federal Police and never stays in one place very long. That is, until Dominic’s birthday is drawn in the conscription lottery and Jude steps back into her life.
Now Miki and Jude will stop at nothing to be reunited with him…
This week on the blog:
I’ll be posting reviews for:
One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards
The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
In the Company of Strangers by Liz Byrski
Arkie Sparkle: White Fright by Petra James
Over the next week I’ll be reading:
Debris by Jo Anderton
Desired by Nicola Cornick
Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat (ebook)
and one other book i have yet to decide… either Forbidden by Nicola Cornick or Stage Fright by Marianne Delacourt.
What books have you added to your bookshelves this week?