#RumerGoddenReadingWeek2021 Wrap Up

What a lovely way to start December – with a week dedicated to all things Godden! Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed your week in India, England and France in the very capable hands of Rumer Godden.

A big thank you to all of you who contributed reviews and comments, here and on Twitter. It has been a lot of fun.

If you’ve only just finished your book this weekend, please fell free to tag this post when you get time to write your review, and I will add it to our progressive list below.



  • Prieres Dans L’Archen (Prayers from the Ark) | Carmen Bernos de Gasztold | 1947 – my review
  • The Creatures’ Choir | Carmen Bernos de Gasztold | 1965 – my review


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I may have accidentally acquired a few more Godden’s during this week, so Rumer Godden Reading Week will continue for 2-3 more years at least, to help me get through them all!

But, for now, I will leave us with a final word from Rumer Godden:

You don’t give up writing until writing gives you up.

This post was written on the traditional land of the Wangal clan, one of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation within the Sydney basin. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are our first storytellers.

21 thoughts on “#RumerGoddenReadingWeek2021 Wrap Up

  1. Thank you for hosting this! I’m glad to hear it will continue as this was my first exposure to Godden and I definitely want to read more of her work.


  2. Thanks for organizing this Brona. It gave me a chance to finally pick up Godden and see what a wonderful writer she was. Looking forward to more of her books and also exploring everyone else’s reads and thoughts🙂


  3. I’ve very sorry I missed the event, as I love Rumer Godden; she’s one of those writers I turn to when I just want a well written, absorbing story and an exotic setting. Do you have plans for doing it again next year? It would be just the reminder I need to (finally) get around to Black Narcissus or Breakfast with the Nikolides!


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