Now I’ve caught up with my books finished over the past few days, here’s what I’ll be reading in a few months, which arrived today. Each of them cost £3.99 and I used almost the last of Matt’s Amazon voucher – I’m spending my vouchers a little at a time, to prolong my birthday as long as possible!

IAN SANSOM – The Case of the Missing Books – I don’t usually like mysteries but I believe this falls under the “cosy mystery” header, and how can I resist what will in fact be a series about a librarian who runs a mobile library!

JONATHAN LETHEM – The Fortress of Solitude – Set in 1970s Brooklyn with a multiracial cast and apparently a bit of magic realism – this is the next Liz and Matt Read after we’ve (started and) finished The Half-Brother

VIKAS SWARUP – Q&A – Ram Mohammed Thomas, a poor, 18-year old waiter from the wrong side of the tracks, becomes the biggest quiz-show winner in history, scooping a billion rupee prize in an Indian television programme which goes one better than ‘Millionaire’. Unfortunately, the producers don’t have the money to pay him, so instead, charge him with fraud

NIALL MURTAGH – The Blue-Eyed Salaryman: From World Traveller to Lifer at Mitsubishi – in which the author settles down to work in Japan. Matt has his eye on this one, too!

SHAR & BOBBY HASHEMI – Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table – I’ve been after this for ages, and there it was cheap!