Great cover too!
OMG!!! I adored this book to pieces & would have reread it straight away, except it was already 2am!
Sadly, reluctantly, but truly the most disappointing book on my list.
Wonderful, wonderful stuff. So many gems, she can do no wrong to my mind!
One rainy. cold, miserable weekend, I needed comfort.
This was the perfect tonic.
So perfect that I had to grab book 5 and read it too (see below).
I slipped this book into my bag on our recent getaway to Far North Queensland, so I can actually say that this was one of my books that classified as a summer read!
Spotted at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival – sounds intriguing.
I may do a long walk one day, but I doubt that it will be this one. Too many ones closer to home (with more consist scenery) to tempt me.
I cannot thank Nancy enough for reminding me about this book and author.
I may have to revisit A Town Like Alice for AusReading Month.
August readalong with Cirtnecce.
(replaced The Bell Jar on my list)
I really do want to read The Bell Jar one day, but this readalong popped up instead! It was too good an opportunity to miss to finally read this Indian classic lurking on my TBR pile.
I read and loved, loved, loved Crossing to Safety four years ago.
I’ve been meaning to read another Stegner ever since.
(replaced Our Man in Havana on my list)
This was a random pick up at work just before going on holidays.
I was hooked from page one & Nadja suddenly found her way into my luggage.
(replaced Villette on my list)
Villette just seemed too big and too chunky for me to tackle this winter.
Whereas Smith’s book sounded like the perfect holiday read…and it was.
This is how it happens.
Barely one day after compiling my list of 14 and leaving a space for 6 books in August, I have discovered that Annabel’s House of Books is hosting a Beryl Bainbridge reading week from 13th-19th June.
(replaced The Bone Sparrow on my list)
Jane @Beyond Eden Rock’s had a Kennedy readalong that I discovered at the last minute. My 6 free spots filled up very quickly!
19. Gentlemen Formally Dressed by Sulari Gentill (reviewed 27/6/16)
My lingering winter cold saw me dive into another cosy, comfort read.
Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by R J Palacio (reviewed 13/7/2016)
After a drama at work, I needed something light and easy to dip into. Something that I knew would be heart-warming and uplifting.
The companion book to Wonder was an obvious choice.
9 of the 20 books were Australian.
2 were YA titles.
6 were classics.
5 were non-fiction.
4 books were read as part of a group readalong.
And 9 were 2016 new releases.
The one I would recommend to everyone?
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Author/s I plan to hunt down their previous books thanks to the above?
Arthur Conan Doyle
Yes, definitely! But only select 10 books from my TBR pile.
Leave 10 freebies – accept that this is how I read.
What am I reading now?
The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
The Middlepause: On Turning Fifty by Marina Benjamin