Can’t-Wait Wednesdays #3

Can't-Wait WednesdaysCan’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings and it’s a chance to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released.

I’m trying to encourage myself to read recent releases via this feature. Let’s see how well it works.


The Glass Hotel UKThe Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Publication date: 
30th April 2020 (UK)
Genre: Literary Fiction

Summary: Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass.’ Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.


I haven’t read anything by Emily St. John Mandel, including Station Eleven, but the summary of this book really caught my eye. I do enjoy reading literary fiction even if it’s not my favourite genre so I hope I’ll enjoy reading this.

Since I’m in the UK, the publication date is a month after the US edition but I may just buy the US edition online so that I don’t have to wait as long! Plus, I prefer the US cover.

If anyone has read a book by Emily St. John Mandel, please let me know your thoughts about her writing!

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