A pretty small one this month as my TBR pile is already so huge! 😂
I picked up:
- Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
I attended a talk lead by some of the lovely PR people at Faber and Faber who gave such a brilliant pitch about this book that I had to go out and buy it! It’s been translated from French and has already won lots of awards so I’m hoping it lives up to my expectations.
Blurb: The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds. When Myriam decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children. They find their dream candidate: Louise, a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties. But as the couple and their nanny become increasingly dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions start to breed, and Myriam and Paul’s idyllic domesticity is shattered.
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
This is another one that I bought because of all of the good things I’d heard. This book is consistently selling really well here in the UK and I’ve seen lots of Instagram posts about how good it is. Hype surrounding books can be hit or miss but I’m hoping this is a hit!
Blurb: Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled existence. Except, sometimes, everything…
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Psychological
Both of these purchases were from Waterstones – a particularly lovely one near UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus in London!
Have you read either of these yet? Did you enjoy them? Or are they one your TBR list? I’d love to know!