Monthly Archive for July, 2013

Going forwards ..

Ciao bookovers. How mediterranean is this weather? How we do not feel like English people anymore, as we shed clothing and expose our white bodies to the merciless heat. I expect you are all lurking on your camomile lawns, under a parasol, reading something by Henry James or Hugh Walpole. I am hiding from the sun indoors, looking at the stack of books I am planning to take to LatitudeP1010310 next week, and thinking – are you mad?
Thanks so much for all the suggestions last Monday – such a big and varied list. Here are some of them:
Denise Mina: The End of the Wasp Season
Naomi Alderman: Disobedience
Daphne du Maurier: Jamaica Inn
Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers
Mari Hannah: The Murder Wall
Ian McEwen : The Child in Time
Jenny Fagan: The Panopticon
Barbara Kingsolver: The Poisonwood Bible
The Hundred Year Old Man: Jonas Johanson

There were lots more and a few from me:
Rachel Joyce: The Unlkely Pilgrimage of Malcolm Fry
Eva Rice: The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

Theoretically there should be something among this lot that tickles your fancy! And I will be selecting from this lost (probably) for our Sep to Dec books. But for advanced warning, we will begin with The Book Thief.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and I very much look forward to continuing our adventures in the autumn.