52 Books in 2018

I am intent on reading 52 books in 2018 and ever since I hatched this plan pre-Xmas I have been collecting recommendations onto my special wish list at Amazon which I perused last weekend thinking it must be some time for a decent novel, after January spent with three “work” books and then a bumper crime novel. There were plenty of good choices there but none took my fancy. One of them had been recommended to me AGES ago by Sally K when we had been in a virtual book club together and I’d always had it in the back of […]

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Book Club: Let’s Talk About Books, Baby

With love and thanks to Sally and Anne, our Book Club is now two years old. We began in April 2012 and we have 23 books (we took two months over one very long one!) under our belts. Our authors have included Elizabeth George, Marina Lewycka, Anne Tyler, Hilary Mantel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Emma Donoghue, Viktor Frankl, S.J. Watson, Leo Tolstoy, Jonas Jonasson, Adam Haslett, Caitlin Moran, Anne Lamott, Taiye Selasi, Jane Austen, Diana Gabaldon, Khaled Hosseini, Donal Ryan, Eleanor Catton, Kate Atkinson, Colm Toibin and Susan Hill. I’ve read sixteen books I would not have done otherwise […]

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