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Can't wait to read

As always I've got my eye on a few books this month which I can't wait to add to my TBR pile.

Crosstalk by Connie Willis


In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal - to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don't quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely - in a way far beyond what she signed up for.

It is almost more than she can handle - especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that's only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love - and communication - are far more complicated than she ever imagined.


This book has only recently appeared on my radar probably because it has only just appeared on Norfolk Library Catalogue and I have to say I intrigued. It feels like an adult version of Ally Condie's Matched based on the synopsis so I'm really interested to give it a go.

Ship it by Britta Lundin



The story of a fanfic writer named Claire who just knows the two male characters on her favorite show are in love, and tries to convince the showrunner to make the relationship happen on screen when she's invited on a Comic Con tour with the cast. 

This just looks super cute and I want it lots. 

Some kind of wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher



Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first day at university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. A romantic escape to Dubai is the perfect moment, but instead of the proposal Lizzy hopes for, Ian reveals he's not sure he even wants her anymore.

Lizzy is heartbroken. But through the tears, she realises this is her chance to seize the opportunities she missed as Ian's other half. But what does she want? How much of her is really Lizzy, and how much was Ian's influence? Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and in the meantime, have a little fun . . .


I've only read a few of Giovanna's books but I've really enjoyed what I have read so I'm looking forward to giving this a go. 

Otherworlds by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller


The Company Welcomes you To
OTHERWORLD
The new generation of gaming.

Welcome to real life 2.0.
Are you ready to play?

There are no screens. There are no controls.
You don’t just see and hear it—you taste, smell, and touch it too.
In this new reality there are no rules to follow, no laws to break.
You can indulge your every desire.
Why would you ever want to leave?
Step into Otherworld.
Leave your body behind.

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller have created a brilliant and terrifying view of a possible future that’s not far away. OTHERWORLD asks the question we’ll all soon be asking: if technology can deliver everything we want, how much are we willing to pay?


Another book that is very different from my usual reading habits of late but one I'm quite intrigued to try based on early reviews and recommendations from twitter friends whose recommendations I really rate.

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