Stacking the Shelves is a weekly rendezvous, in which we share the books we add to our shelves. Physical ones, or ebooks, or even audiobooks! You can add every book, from the ones you buy in-store, to the ones you borrow or the ones that are gifted to you to review. Here we go for this week, hope you have a warm cup of tea or some coffee. Get ready for Stacking the Shelves!
Release date: July 2021
Meet Gilda. She cannot stop thinking about death. Desperate for relief from her anxious mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local church and finds herself abruptly hired to replace the deceased receptionist Grace. It’s not the most obvious job – she’s queer and an atheist for starters – and so in between trying to learn mass, hiding her new maybe-girlfriend and conducting an amateur investigation into Grace’s death, Gilda must avoid revealing the truth of her mortifying existence.
A blend of warmth, deadpan humour, and pitch-perfect observations about the human condition, Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead is a crackling exploration of what it takes to stay afloat in a world where your expiration – and the expiration of those you love – is the only certainty.
I am so very excited about this book. I became very peaky about the books I ask on Netgalley because I have less and less time to read and prefer to dive into books with subjects that really interest me. I am about to say something very weird but here it goes: I have a very conflictual relationship with Death. I used to be obsessed by it, and this is something I love to talk about. Because I do believe people are so afraid of it because we do not talk about it enough. I can’t wait to read this one!
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- Anything you are very excited about ?
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