Thank you for the response to my request for books to read over the Summer. It is obvious that we all have such differing tastes - Dominic is even brave enough to suggest that his books may well have limited appeal. I can vouch for that. If he enjoys a book I know I will not enjoy it - and vice versa. John also suggests that I publish a critique on each one! That leaves to be believe he wants me to read them all! So, what I am doing is publishing a list of them all here - in no particular order. If anyone wishes to know more about any book then there is a bit more info on some of them on the Summer reading comments, if you go there. But at the very least it does give us all another name or two to look for when we visit the library.
Margaret Drabble (always a good, well-written read). 'The Sea Lady' and ' A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman' (short stories.)
Virginia Woolf. 'To the Lighthouse' and 'Orlando'.
Alice LaPlante 'Turn of Mind.'
Rosamund Lupton 'Sister'.
Durrell 'My Family and Other Animals' (always a firm favourite with everybody.)
Any books by Roger Deakin or Ronald Blythe.
'The History of the World in 100 objects.'
James Joyce 'Dubliners.'
Frank Herbert 'Dune'.
Edmund de Vaal 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes.'
Ken Follett 'The Fall of Giants'.
The Book of Fate.
Abraham Verghese 'My Own County' and 'Cutting for Stone'.
Kate Atkinson 'Started Early, took my Dog.'
Shilpi Somaya Gowda 'Secret Daughter'.
Any books by Mark Haddon; Lionel Shriver; Paul Theroux and Anita Shreve.
Maggie O'Farrell 'The Hand that First held Mine.'
Elizabeth von Arnim ' An Enchanted April' and ' Elizabeth's German Garden.'
To this I must add Dominic's May's 'The Boy's Book of Crystal Sets' - I know how much pleasure he had from it as a child and how much pleasure it has given to other children. Of course the child has to be interested in such things but I can vouch for its success on a wet day!
Thank you for taking part. I do hope you have added at least one or two of these to your library list (or even your Amazon list - I find it all too easy to click on 'add to basket' on Amazon I am afraid.