5 Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf – August 2020

With the second half of the year beginning, we all by now are somewhat dealing with the entire situation in a meh manner. By meh, I mean, nobody knows when will things get back to normal! When can we go to different places for a vacation, or eat outside, or go back to the office. However, this extended time has also tested so many qualities in us. Thankfully, this hasn’t slowed down my reading of books (or buying, more precisely). In this post, I have included books that are set or are originated in different countries. So here are 5 most recent additions to my TBR pile for you to check out. Let’s get reading!

1) With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Print Length: 400 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books

A good friend recommended me this book after posting about it on Goodreads. Also, this deals with cooking and passion. This book has garnered some glowing reviews worldwide. How could I miss it?
Get your copy here: With the Fire on High

2) A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Print Length: 480 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Windmill Books

After reading the summary of this book, I just had to get my hands on it. I feel this book will connect deeply since the pandemic has successfully locked us all in our homes. In this book, the protagonist is sentenced to “house arrest” for all his life in a hotel. Bit relatable, don’t you think?
Get your copy here: A Gentleman in Moscow

4) The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Print Length: 464 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House UK

Another recommendation from a dear friend, this book caught my eye due to its beautiful cover design and inspiration from folk stories set in Russia. I am excited to read the first book in the Winternight Trilogy.
Get your copy here: The Bear and the Nightingale

5) My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme

Print Length: 368 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor

If you love reading food memoirs, then you already know who is Julia Child. If you don’t, please watch Julia and Julia. It is my chosen Goodreads TBR Buddy book for this month. 
Get your copy here: My Life in France

3) The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Print Length: 416 pages
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bantam Press

Ninety-one pages into this book and I already love it! Like described, this is truly a feel-good book of the year and I probably will finish it in the next two days (fingers crossed).
Get your copy here: The Authenticity Project

I hope my book haul collection has sparked some curiosity for you to check out these books or if you have read any of the above, please feel free to tell me how was your experience reading it (without spoilers, of course!). Now off I go to clear my shelf.

Note: I read across various genres, and I am trying to expand my reading preferences. If you have any recommendations, feel free to write it below.

Thank you so much for reading this post. Cheers!

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Shilpa

A closet writer with a knack for adding vivid, witty & personal details. I love coffee, books and food. Highly appreciate lo-fi music and illustrations. Borderline obsessed with stationery, productivity and organisation tools. Always in search of adventures & stories by travelling or being buried in books. Current Status ↠ Striving to finish my Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge. Life Goals ↠ Spark conversations, ideas & inspiration with a cup of mild roasted black coffee.

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