May 21, 2022

Sunday Salon: New Books and a Book Review

 New arrivals

Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight

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Publication June 16, 2022, Bitter Lemon Press

Set in a Tokyo flat over the course of one night, Aki and Hiro spend one last night together before going their separate ways. Each believes the other to be a murderer and is determined to extract a confession before the night is over.

The Martins

by 

Publication June 16, 2022, Gallic Books

‘Go out into the street and the first person you see will be the subject of your next book.’

This is the challenge a struggling Parisian writer sets himself, imagining his next heroine might be the mysterious young woman who often stands smoking near his apartment … instead it’s octogenarian Madeleine.


Book Review

Four Aunties and a Wedding

(Aunties #2)

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Meddy Chan's wedding day in Cambridge couldn't get more complicated. Wedding vendors distantly related to her family have threatened her and her family if she interferes with their plan to kill someone they are targeting at the wedding. Armed with the zaniness and the determination of her four aunties, Meddy tries to stop anything from ruining her elaborate and well planned wedding day .

The Chinese-Indonesian aunties steal the show with their outrageous wedding outfits, their misuse of British slang, and their behind the scenes activities to stop a potential murder, all on behalf of their beloved niece, Meddy. 

Written with spunk and a clever use of dialogue, character, and setting, Four Aunties and a Wedding is clearly a romantic comedy winner.

Book from NetGalley.
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59 comments:

  1. The Martins sounds interesting - I like different!

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    1. I'm reading it now and she has an interesting story.

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  2. I really want to read Four Aunties and a Wedding! Have a great week ahead

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    1. You will be amused to the extreme when you read it!

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  3. Those all sound like excellent reading choices, and I'm about to add them to my list of books that I think would be fun. I'll be very grateful as my reading life is down in the dumps right now, and all I have is a long DNF list.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Too bad about the DNF list. Hope you get to read and enjoy these books.

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  4. These look fun... I love the sound of Dappled Sunlight. Such a unique title too.

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  5. Both The Martins and Fish Swimming in Dappled Water look like interesting and fun reads! :D

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  6. Four Aunties and A Wedding sounds really good.

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  7. I loved Four Aunties and a Wedding!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/21/stacking-the-shelves-14/

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  8. Fish Swimming in Dappled Water sounds intriguing and Four Aunties and a Wedding sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you have a good weekend!

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    1. Looking forward to reading Fish, and had a lot of fun with the Four Aunties.

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  9. I hope you enjoy these! They do look interesting. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. I've been wanting to read our Aunties and a Wedding for a while now!! Enjoy your books!

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  11. Sounds like three good books. Hope you enjoy.

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  12. What a great collection of books! I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  13. Interesting title for Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight. Enjoy your reading!

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  14. Four Aunties and a Wedding sounds good!

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  15. I'm always up for good Japanese fiction and the new Riku Onda sounds fun! Thanks for sharing the rest too, they all sound interesting!

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    1. I'm looking forward to the Japanese novel too!

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  16. That first book has a beautiful cover! And I want to read more by Sutanto. Have a great week!
    https://lisalovesliterature.bookblog.io/2022/05/22/weekly-wrap-up-68-may-22nd-2022/

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    1. She is a good writer of rom com mysteries.

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  17. Both Fish and Martins sound good!! Adding them to my TBR. Please let us know what you think when you finish them.

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  18. The Martins definitely sounds interesting, and I'm intrigued by Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight, too!

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  19. Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight sounds interesting. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Love the title and the premise of this one.

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  20. The Fish Swimming in Dapple Sunlight sounds really interesting. I also love anything set in Japan. I'm putting this on my TBR. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a good week.

    My Sunday Post

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  21. I enjoy books like Four Aunties which combine family dynamics and cultural customs. It's interesting to learn about them. Have a good week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. This was a good one. You might enjoy Seoulmates, which describes Seoul and Korean foods and customs.

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  22. They are so different from each other and sound irresistible!
    Mary @Bookfan

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  23. I like the sound of all three of these. I have set The Martins aside for Paris in July, but I'm not sure I can wait until then to read it. Fish Swimming in Dappled Water sounds fascinating, too. I'm eager to hear your thoughts on it.

    I hope you enjoy all of these.

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  24. These all sound really good. I hadn't heard of any of them before seeing them here. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  25. That looks like a great variety of stories - my heart is with the rom-com thought Fish Swimming sounds very intriguing.

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  26. Four Aunties and a Wedding, definitely sounds like my kind of book. I'm glad you liked it.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  27. The Martins and Four Aunties and a Wedding caught my eye this week. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your reading week.

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  28. These all look interesting, particularly Fish Swimiing. I hope you enjoy them all.

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    1. Wish I had time to get to that book sooner!

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  29. Fish Swimming looks particularly interesting, I will see if my library has it.

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    1. It does. I enjoy books by contemporary Japanese authors.

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  30. Sophia read the Four Aunties book and loved it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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