Perhaps winter is coming after all!
MY FINAL 2018 RESULTS ARE BELOW IN RED
I can’t believe it’s now the 4th September and winter is supposedly over.
It did actually get to 19℃ today but the wind chill factor made it feel cooler.
August saw one magnificent day of 25℃, but the average daytime temp was only 19℃. Sydney even had a few 5℃ nights which is quite unusual.
July had a very similar tale to tell.
Whereas June was cold with our best temp only reaching 20℃.
I’m sick and tired of being cold and wearing my winter clothes!
I know that those of you who experience much colder winters will laugh at me, but most Sydney homes are not designed with cold winters in mind.
I read 23 and a half books this year – YAY me!
But I only read a handful of the books from my list below…read on to see what happened.
This is very close to the top of my TBR pile & I really want to read it BEFORE it hits the shelves in October, but not yet.
A book/movie combo that was very intriguing.
Very thought provoking.
Actually, now that I remember how dry our winter has been, I can believe it.
No rainy weekends this year to curl up in bed with a cosy book.
Officially a Maigret convert now!
I browsed through the pictures, but the rest is for later….
It is now on my TBR pile, but all the reviews I’ve read suggest I need to be ready for a slow, thoughtful read. I’m not ready just yet….
And also picked up a copy of Iris Murdoch’s The Unicorn at the same time (see below).
These short stories will hopefully tide me over until then.
Looks like I will get to new Murakami before this one after all.
I’ve read over half the stories to date, so may get this finished in the next week or so.
The master of the short story form, William Trevor’s final 10 stories are here in this final volume for me to savour.
A cli-fi verse novel with a gorgeous cover.
My first book read and reviewed for this challenge.
Like the other cookbook/travel guide above, I’ve flicked through the pictures, but the rest is saved for later.
For when I need a bit of light, easy fluff.
WARNING: Many more Thirkell books will begin appearing on this blog.
For when I want to feel annoyed about spelling harbor without it’s ‘u’!!
The missing ‘u’ annoyed me every time I picked up the book.
Fortunately the characters were equally as annoying!
A modern, contemporary Japanese author who gets rave reviews.
I’m curious to see why she is so popular.
I’ve never read this or seen the movie, but it sounds so appealing and heart warming.
It could be the perfect choice one cold, dull, wintry weekend.
Loved parts of this, but not so much the second half.
Have you read any of my choices?
Which one should I read next?
What To Do When I’m Gone by Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman
Calypso by David Sedaris
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Taboo by Kim Scott
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
A Walk in the Bush by Gwyn Perkins
Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
My Purple Scented Novel by Ian McEwan (read but not reviewed yet)
Just A Girl by Jane Caro (read but not reviewed yet)
I read 10 and half books off my list from the beginning of the challenge.
It seems that I’m reasonably good at planning ahead about 6-8 weeks for what I might like to read, but after that, anything can, and will, happen!
The main thing is I read lots of great books 🙂