My Week in Books



New arrivals

fleshbonewater Flesh and Bone and Water by Luisa Sauma (NetGalley ebook)

Brazilian-born doctor André Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country, which he left nearly thirty years ago. A letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks, but tells no one about. The letter prompts André to remember the days of his youth – torrid afternoons on Ipanema beach with his listless teenage friends, parties in elegant Rio apartments, his after-school job at his father’s plastic surgery practice – and, above all, his secret infatuation with the daughter of his family’s maid, the intoxicating Luana. Unable to resist the pull of the letter, André embarks on a journey back to Brazil to rediscover his past.

On What Cathy Read Next last week

  • Book Reviews
  • Other
  • Challenge updates
    • Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge – 31 out of 78 books read (2 more than last week)
    • Classics Club – 2 out of 50 books reviewed (same as last week)
    • NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 – 15 ARCs reviewed out of 25 (3 more than last week)
    • From Page to Screen – 4 book/film comparisons completed (1 more than last week)

On What Cathy Read Next this week

  • Currently reading
    • No Ordinary Killing by Jeff Dawson
    • Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
  • Planned posts
    • Blog Tour Guest Post: Ares Road by James L. Weaver
    • Blog Tour Review: The Somme Legacy by M. J. Lee
    • Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
    • Book Review: His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay
    • From Page to Screen: Runaway/Julieta
  • NetGalley reviews
    • If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss