Every year I see brave bloggers undertaking the Double Dare Challenge - to only read from their own shelves for the first three months of the year. While I know I should do it my library visits are so much a part of my life I also know I simply could not stay away for that length of time.
However, when I saw a post from Lory @ The Emerald City Reader inviting anyone to join her during January reading only our own books that seemed achievable as it's holiday time here and the month always goes very quickly. I do have to make one exception as the book I plan for Reading England I don't want to buy and it will be a library book.
Until then I have a few library books to finish!
Gwennie's Diary by Gywnne Peacock is the record of a young New Zealander who sets off to see the world and meet her Yorkshire family in 1939.
The only library book I had left at home and commonsense told me not to bring back any more. But when it comes to books saying no is so very hard and now there are three more which I may, or may not, get read before the end of the month.
Lila by Marilynne Robinson - an unforgettable story about a girl living on the fringes of society.
The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett - a novel of timeless love and dangerous obsession. Antiquarian bookseller becomes obsessed with finding the origins of a Victorian miniature that reminds him of his dead wife.
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey - How do you solve a mystery when you can't remember the clues?