The other day I (roughly) calculated I have read 150 books during lockdown. I wish I had kept a list but never thought it would go on so long. Who knew what we were in for!
Anyway, here are my current two.
This one I may have written about before as it is my own copy. I was between library books last week so picked it up. I love the Commisario Guido Brunetti stories as they are replete with descriptions of beautiful Venetian vistas and wonderful food (his wife, Paola, is a remarkable cook). The plots are never complicated so don't tax the brain, which I also like.
This one from the library (don't remember why I ordered it, someone must have recommended it) is a bit of a challenge. It's a multi-generational story with themes of classism and racism intertwined with family dramas. One of the reviewers described it as "epic and sweeping without ever leaving behind the personal and profound" I don't know if I entirely agree and I find some of the characters rather disagreeable in their complacency. 'Nuff said!
It has been damp and dreary today but I did manage a short walk between showers - also much colder. Still haven't had to cut the grass but the rain may bring that along pretty soon!
That's a LOT of books you've recently read!ReplyDelete
I may have exaggerated slightly but I certainly got through a lot!Delete
I'd be interested to hear some of the titles, even if you don't remember all 150 of them! -JennReplyDelete
Some were not particularly memorable but here's a few: two by Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility; two by Julia Spencer Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter and Out of the Deep I Cry; two by Philippa Gregory, Tidelands and Dark Tides (read in order), Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva, The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes and The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.Delete
That is a lot of books.ReplyDelete
I usually have a couple on the go at once.Delete
Crumbs! that is quite a lot! I must say I feel quite content if I have a reasonable pile of books waiting to be read and the anticipation of it is so good. keep well Amanda xReplyDelete
When the libraries were closed I relied on friends to share. We had quite an extensive swap going on.Delete
Reading is such a brilliant thing to do and enjoy - especially at this time it is great to be transported to other worlds, other lives.ReplyDelete
Couldn't be without a book to grab in a spare moment.Delete