Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, and my version is a mix of what I’m waiting to read, whether it’s a new release that is not out yet, or an older book on my TBR shelf, which I really want to read but haven’t got around to it yet.
Here’s my ‘Can’t wait to read’, book for this week:
Since I got this ready to post, I’ve actually got a copy of this and can tell you I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far! Merry, the lead protagonist, works so hard to be perfect, I was totally jealous of her housekeeping skills — until I read past the first chapter… haha!
I’m seeing mixed reviews. Is it me, or can you sometimes spot when the Brits are loving a book, but other nationalities are not? Or vice versa. Do you think some books have more appeal to certain demographic areas, just because of the style they are written in? Or it there more to it?
Publishers certainly give different book covers to England and America! (See below for this book’s variation).
You Were Made for This
In an idyllic house in a Swedish wood, Merry and her husband are building their new dream life with their young baby, far away from events that overshadowed their old life in New York. And they’re happy, aren’t they? Blissfully, blissfully happy.
When Merry’s childhood friend Frances comes to stay, Frances barely recognises her old friend Merry, pureeing baby food, baking, living the Swedish dream. But little by little, cracks begin to show in her carefully constructed fairy tale. And Frances starts to see things others might miss. Dark and treacherous things.
And then a terrible tragedy unfolds…
OUT IN THE UK JUNE 28TH!
About the Author
Michelle Sacks was born in Cape Town, South Africa.
She holds an MA in Literature and Film from the University of Cape Town, and was shortlisted twice for the HSBC/SA PEN Literary award. In 2014, her story All Them Savageswas shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Her debut collection Stone Baby: Stories was published in 2017, and her first novel You Were Made For This is due out in June 2018.
She currently lives in Switzerland.
What have you been wanting to read?
Is this on your TBR or have you already read it? Let me know in the comments below!