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.
- Black Narcissus | 1939 – reviewed by Mary @Bibliographic Manifestations &
- Breakfast with the Nikolides | 1942 – reviewed by Lisa @ANZ Lit Lovers
- The River | 1946 – reviewed by Lisa @ANZ Lit Lovers
- An Episode of Sparrows | 1955 – reviewed by Mallika @Literary Potpourri
- China Court | 1961 – reviewed by Kaye @What Me Read
- Coromandel Sea Change | 1991 – my review
- 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
- Summer Diary: The Herbogowan – my review
- Hans Christian Anderson | 1955 – reviewed by Mary @Bibliographic Manifestations
- A Look Back at 3 Novels | Ali @Heaven Ali
- Reflections on reading Godden as a child | Nancy @Stories and Other Bookish Pursuits
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.