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. This Reading Life acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are this land’s first storytellers.