I’m very aware that I haven’t posted since last Thursday which is a long time for me. But there has been so much going on – we’re in December and suddenly Christmas rears its head and I’m behind with everything because November was even busier for me. So I shall fill the gap by telling you about some of my incoming books to read. From the top:
– The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. This is our book group read for Christmas – amazingly I didn’t have it on the shelves. I plumped for the Oxford Classics edition as I like the picture on the front. I enjoyed The Suspicions of Mr Whicher last year, whose star case influenced Collins, so am really looking forward to reading it.
– Rupture by Simon Lelic. A crime novel in which a young police detective gets obsessed by trying to find out why a teacher walked into a school and shot three pupils. Sounds disturbing! Another Amazon Vine pick.
– The Battle of the Sun by Jeanette Winterson. I enjoyed her novel Tanglewreck, written for older children earlier this year, and this is a sort of standalone sequel, in that it shares some characters. Hope it’s as quirky as the other one.
– The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw. This is a beautiful book with a gorgeous cover and silvered page edges. A modern fairy tale about a girl who is turning to glass. Can’t wait – Everyone I know who’s already read it loved it.
I hope that I’ll get around to reading at least some of these books this month, and having time to write about them… and there are also those posts we all do featuring our books of the year to start thinking about… and seeing how I did against my New Year’s Reading Resolutions to check out too… so even if I don’t have time to write up books read, I’ve got plenty to talk about. See you soon!