These books aren't published as yet; they are galleys made available for readers to submit their comments. Something like the publishers asking for beta readers, but not quite. The final copies of the books may differ a little or a lot from these galleys, but I don't mind reading the unpublished, maybe closer to original versions by the authors
Publication: September 19, 2023; Berkley
Publisher: Lila Macapagal's godmothers April, Mae, and June—AKA the Calendar Crew—are celebrating their business venture, a new laundromat. However, a joyous occasion turns into a tragedy when they discover the building vandalized—and the body of Ninang April’s niece, recently arrived from the Philippines, next to a chilling message painted on the floor.
Publication: May 9, 2023; Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publisher: Who is Ariadne Hui?• Laser-focused lawyer diligently climbing the corporate ladder
• The “perfect” daughter living out her father’s dream
• Shocking love interest of South Korea’s hottest star
Kindergarten at 60: A Memoir of Teaching in Thailand
Publication: June 20, 2023: Apprentice House
Publisher: Teaching kindergarten in Thailand. Dian Seidel, at age sixty and craving adventure, convinced her husband to try working abroad. Rambunctious children, sweltering heat, and Covid-19 turned out to be the challenge she needed. Struggling to understand Thai culture, their school, and their marriage, could she learn Thailand's essential lesson: mai pen rai, don't worry, keep cool?
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for access to these galleys
What are you reading this week?
Presently coming up to the half-way point in 'Girlfriend in a Coma' by Douglas Coupland. Next will be 'The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy - What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens - and Ourselves' by Arik Kershenbaum. After *that*...., not 100% sure yet!ReplyDelete
The Comeback is one I'm really looking forward to reading. The premise of it just appeals to me.ReplyDelete
Kindergarten at 60 definitely sounds interesting! I think Thai culture would be fascinating.ReplyDelete
I agree that Kindergarten sounds intriguing. And I need a book set in Thailand for my Read Around the World. On the list it goes!ReplyDelete
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
It's interesting that you are able to beta read these books. You will feel like you have a stake in making these stories the best they can be when they are published, I think.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of Kindergarten at 60. I am always amazed to see older people (my age!) who can still keep up with kindergarteners. And what a fun experience to go to Thailand and do this.
Hopefully the publishers and authors will take our comments into consideration!Delete
Kindergarten at 60 sounds so good!!!ReplyDelete
I could use some lighter reads now to balance the nonfiction!ReplyDelete
I love the title Kindergarten at 60! I miss my teaching days, and yet I find myself still learning…at 62!ReplyDelete
Looks like nice selections and interesting that you are reading like beta reader. Murder and Mamon looks cute (dog on cover). Have a good week and Happy Reading!ReplyDelete
I read as an ARC reader really, for the public, but I assume that publishers might look at our reactions to the books as if we are also beta readers. Hard to tell if or when they take these reactions into considerationDelete
I enjoyed the first two books in Manansala’s series and am looking forward to reading this one! Kindergarten at 60 sounds wonderful! Happy reading!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy them!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a great reading week.
The memoir looks interesting.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your books. They look interesting.ReplyDelete
Interesting assortment of books. NetGalley does have a huge variety. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Teaching in Thailand at age 60 sounds like an interesting memoir. That takes some guts.ReplyDelete
The third book sounds very interersting to me too. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Kindergarten at 60 sounds good. I admire people who are brave enough to move to a country where they don't speak the language.ReplyDelete
I'm intrigued by Kindergarten at 60. The premise and the setting sound interesting to me.ReplyDelete