I’ve been lucky enough to receive these lovely books from the publishers to review – thank you to all. The three larger ones are to review for Shiny New Books: I feel privileged to review non-fiction for them. The smallest one came from the publisher for me to review, and to offer as a competition prize (once I’ve reviewed it, you’ll get details of the comp).  So, clockwise from top left …

Caroline Criado Perez – “Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in A World Designed for Men” – lots of people have been talking about this although I’ve not seen many reviews on people’s blogs. I’ve read quite a lot about this one and am itching to get into it.

Lara Prior-Palmer – “Rough Magic” – Yes, she’s Lucinda’s niece (this will make sense to horsey folk) and this is her story of riding the Mongol Derby in the hoofsteps of Genghis Khan, aged 19. It sounds so exciting but will be the last to be read as it’s out in June.

Elizabeth Emens – “The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do it Better, and Live More” – well, a book about life admin I need to find time to review (ha ha), and so far I’m at the descriptions of what life admin is, about to plunge into its gendered nature.

Anja Snellman – “Continents: A Love Story” – a Nordic bestseller that’s not a grim crime novel, tracing Oona and Alex’s love story across the continents. Look out for my review and giveaway!

I’ve also won these from NetGalley recently:

Paul Jarvis – “Company of One” – talks about the benefits of staying small rather than scaling up as a business – exactly what I’ve done, having had to make some conscious decisions after my work grew to fill my time, so it’ll be interesting to read about this now being a Thing.

Ayisha Malik – “This Green and Pleasant Land” – Bilal and his wife Mariam live a not-particularly-Muslim life in a sleepy English village, but what happens when “Bill’s” mum’s dying wish is for him to build a mosque there? When aunty comes to visit from Birmingham, chains of events are triggered. I’ve read this novel and will be reviewing it tomorrow and it’s charming and funny and has a lot to say about division and unity in England.

Mark Boyle – “The Way Home” – Apparently this chap has already written a book called “The Moneyless Man” and here he does without technology. Gulp.


Have you read any of these? Do any of them take your fancy? What’s new on your shelves – real or virtual?