We’ve partnered with Mandy of the locally owned, indie Bookety Book Books to bring you monthly reviews and books that should move straight to the top of your reading list. Take a look at her picks for your December list below…

The Girl from Revolution Road by Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

The Girl from Revolution Road is a memoir about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in New Zealand by author, filmmaker, Fulbright scholar Ghazaleh Golbakhsh.  This newly released book is a collection of personal essays on displacement, which range in topics from growing up in war-torn Iran, finding home in New Zealand, learning english to make friends, through to finding love in the time of Covid-19.  It’s a powerfully moving account about what it’s like living between two worlds and a very important read for all!

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

New Zealand expat Meg Mason’s second novel is one of those books you’ll struggle to put down. It’s compulsive reading at its absolute best. For fans of Fleabag and author Sally Rooney, this engrossing new novel follows Martha who knows something is wrong with her, she just doesn’t know what it is yet. Her husband brushes her off and tells her to keep going. By the time she figures out what’s wrong, it’s too late to get what she wanted all along. Or maybe you can stop loving someone and start again if you take time to figure out what you want.  Sorrow and Bliss explores themes of mental health and self sabotage. It’s real, honest and totally captivating. Get ready to laugh and cry.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold, by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

A cafe in Tokyo offers customers the unique experience of time-travel. However to qualify, customers must get past the quirky rule first. Before the Coffee Gets Cold, follows four heartfelt characters on their journeys through time – a complete work of magical brilliance.

Bookety Book Books is a locally-owned, online indie bookshop. It’s THE book club of book clubs – a virtual sanctuary for the book-obsessed. Chosen to challenge and inspire, move and to shake, their collection of books are exclusively superb, but inclusively selected from a wide and wonderfully diverse range of authors from home and abroad. No need to leave your happy reading place, Bookety Book Books will deliver in smart and sustainable packaging straight to your door.

We are delighted to be collaborating with Mandy the founder of Bookety Book Books to bring our followers a regular reading list feature. Happy reading everyone!

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