I went to the Christian Aid book sale in May with a long wish list. I took home twenty-five books, only two of which were on the list …
Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator. Love this series which begins just after the end of WW1.
A Quiet Year by Derk Tangye
Heard an interesting radio programme about him the other week
Was on wish list; the reviews have been brilliant
At Times Like This by Catherine Dunne
Irish writer; haven’t read her before
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
I blogged about Geraldine Brooks here. This one is set in Martha’s Vineyard in 1650.
Cross Country with Grandma by Karen Testa
Dear Life by Alice Munro
After reading The View from Castle Rock I’m looking forward to this
Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Elanor Dymot
Sounds very intriguing
Girls will be Girls by Arthur Marshall
Arthur reviews girls’ school stories and other titles in his own hilarious way. The other title I’ve read of his was called Giggling in the Shrubbery.
Homeland and other stories by Barbara Kingsolver
Love Barbara Kingsolver’s novels and essays but have never read her short stories
If Morning Ever Comes by Anne Tyler
One of my favourite authors
Night Music by Jojo Moyes
Always good for a page turner
Yipee, another Geraldine Brooks – this time set in Vienna in World War II
Was on wish list; have loved her other books
Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves
For when I feel like a spot of crime
The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Anything with patchwork quilts catches my eye
An Anne Tyler I haven’t read; what a treat
My Antonia by Willa Cather
First published 1918; set in the American West
The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald
A family mystery set in New Zealand
The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths
More crime. Hope I like it as I see there are other titles with the same main character.
The Long Weekend by Victoria Henry
And a long book to get lost in
The Red House by Mark Haddon
Have started this one; don’t care much for the characters but his writing is stunning
True Grit by Charlie Ports
Loved both the 2010 version of the film and the John Wayne original so will be interested to see how they compare with the book
When the Children come Home by Julie Summers
Non-fiction, about children who were evacuated in WW2
Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
A lovely Virago edition
Plus five girls’ annuals for my collection including one printed in 1948 when paper was still rationed. The board cover is counted as page 1.
I think that will keep me going in reading material for a little while. Have you read any of the titles above?