I've been away far longer than was ever intended but unfortunately life does get in the way at times. I thought it was appropriate to begin again on the same note I left on - with my latest loot from the library. Most of my reading in the past few months has been 'comfort food' which for me is usually crime and thrillers so I'm looking forward to getting back into something more varied.
Catching up with the many posts from my favourite bloggers in my reader has been great - it was very tempting just to mark as read - and while I regret what I've missed I'm also inspired by what's new. Like Shiny New Books - awesome! Off to the library I went yesterday with the hope I might find some SNB on the shelves and I think I did rather well. Four out of the five below are from the SNB fiction lists.
The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry -' a heartbreaking portrait of one man's life - of his demons and his lost love.' I don't expect to be disappointed with this one.
The Telling Error by Sophie Hannah - 'Stuck in a traffic jam, Nicki Clements sees a face she hoped never to see again.' A favourite author who writes excellent psychological thrillers - very surprised to find this one on the shelf.
You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz - 'Grace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage'....another psychological thriller by an author who is new to me - looking forward to reading this one.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North 'No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before.' Of the five books here this is the one that intrigues me the most.
The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir - 'An unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour in Reykjavik. What happened to the crew, and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon.' The sixth in this series featuring Icelandic lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir. Tried and true reading.(I hope)
That the emphasis is still on crime and thrillers is because I still need easy, relaxing reading........plus I began a Classic which I thought would take a while to read but has turned out to be such compelling reading I can't put it down - more about that another time.