This time here are two books that everybody in the whole world seems to have read except me. I actually own them both, but they’ve been in the TBR (to be read) mountain for years. Should I promote either?
First is Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. Up until earlier this year, I’d not read any of his books, but I did succumb to Devil May Care, his James Bond outing which I enjoyed hugely. Birdsong though has always appeared slightly worthy to me – especially since its inclusion on A-level reading lists.
And secondly, another wartime novel, but WWII this time, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. I kept meaning to read it, my Mum borrowed and enjoyed it, but then my other half took it on a plane and managed to leave it behind. I’ve now acquired another copy through ReadItSwapIt – a superb book swapping forum I belong to, but I can’t summon up any enthusiasm at the moment – it’s all Nicholas Cage’s fault for doing the film!
Should I read them? Or what would you suggest instead …