I finished - The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. I want to climb a mountain and shout its praises to the world it is so very good........and I will write a review very soon. It's one of those books that leave you satisfied but exhausted and needing time before starting anything else too demanding.
Also worth mentioning - You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Neither the synopsis on the back or the blurb on the front cover 'A great psychological thriller' do justice to this novel. It's about a woman therapist who has written a book based around her theory that in the early stages of a relationship women don't value their intuition about what men are really like, leading to serious trouble later on. But Grace is about to find out just how little she knows her own husband. Is there such a genre as psychological literary fiction? Probably not but it's how I'm thinking of it. Perfectly paced and beautifully written - I really enjoyed it.
I'm reading - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Perfect choice as I unwind. Much loved, much read - an old friend.
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively - has an unusual structure and this lady certainly has a way with words.
I bought.......a signboard on the street proclaimed 'Secondhand bookshop now open' so naturally I had to go and take a look. I didn't have much time but still managed to come away with three and I know I'll be regular customer.
News From the City of the Sun by Isabel Colegate
Washington Square by Henry James
As I added them to my bookshelf list I couldn't help but notice how few I've read in the last 6/8 months.....which led to some sorting and organising......and a promise to myself -
I will be reading less library books and more off the shelf with the goal of finishing A Century in Books and making progress with my Classics Club list.
This week I hope to finish off the 1980's with Moon Tiger, Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter and A Taste for Death by P.D.James.