Yup, I started making a list of books I might read over the Summer. And it got looooong. I am going to have two, fairly uninterrupted months in which to relax and catch up on non-uni reading – but the question is, which do I choose? So, you guys are going to help me out, deal?
Mrs. Miniver – Jan Struther: heard so much about it, and haven’t quite got around to it…
Thrown to the Woolfs – John Lehmann: his experiences working with Leonard Woolf at the Hogarth Press. Apparently doesn’t pull any punches.
Saplings – Noel Streatfeild: been so long since I read a Persephone, and this one has been in the pipeline for a year or two
Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller: I always feel guilty when I watch a film without having read the book…
Dusty Answer – Rosamund Lehmann: was going to read this with email@example.com SUCH a long time ago, and never did…
Katherine Mansfield – Claire Tomalin: love Mansfield, love Tomalin. Can’t go wrong, can I?
Love Letters – Leonard Woolf and Trekkie Parsons: the love letters between Leonard and the woman he fell in love with after Virginia’s death
Jonathan Norrell and Mr. Strange – Susan Clarke: friend gave it to me, dovegreyreader talked of little else for a month or so…?
We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver: I am too late on this one? No pun intended.
Random Commentary – Dorothy Whipple: a sort of notebook about the novels this wonderful Persephone author was writing; was so excited when I came across it in a secondhand bookshop on last year’s Cornwall holiday
One Pair of Hands – Monica Dickens: started reading the first few pages when I should have been reading Chaucer, and found it irresistible.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell: saw this on dovegreyreader, is it even published yet?
The Time-Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger: another one every else has read; I really should
The Secret Option…