This week I was in one of those moods when I didn't know what I felt like reading and nothing on the shelves was particularly inviting so I chose these three I had noted down and will hope for the best. Then I looked to the non-fiction which I think might be what I need right now and was pleased with both my finds.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan - 1972. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services in her final year at Cambridge.
The Dinner by Herman Koch - Paul Lohman and his brother Serge and their wives are going out to dinner. ' Funny, provocative and exceedingly dark.' I've seen a few mentions of this one lately so thought I'd try it.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple - A fifteen-year-old searching for her mother. ' Fresh and funny'. On the Women's prize longlist but one I had decided not to read until Athira's review made me think again.
The Red Sweet Wine of Youth by Nicholas Murray (NF) - I've been reading WWI poetry alongside Birdsong so these brief biographies of the war poets will be interesting.
Gardening Women: their stories from 1600 to the present day. (NF) This sounds lovely and I can't wait to start reading.
What's in your loot this week?