Books! Books! Books! Can't get enough of them! But a book is never fully appreciated until it is discussed- with one person, many people, or on a blog. Since I retired, I have always belonged to book clubs - one, two, three, or even four at a time. I always have an opinion about the book I am reading. It isn't always the popular opinion, but it is mine. This is what will be on my blog.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Happy New Year!
At the end of the year, it is always fun to review the books that have been read during the year. I have been keeping records since 2002. And I have read between 45 and 75 books each year since then. This year I am right in the middle with 60 books read. What was my favourite? No question: "Indian Horse" by Richard Wagamese. Fellow reader, Bonnie, also reports that "Indian Horse" is her favourite because of the beautiful writing. She was shocked by the ending. Fellow reader Gayle, enjoyed Richard Wagamese's "Ragged Company", but her favourite of the year is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". She loved the format- correspondence letters, and the setting- the Channel Island of Guernsey. She had heard about Guernsey from her grandfather but learned more while reading this book. Gayle loves to learn something from her books. Her runners-up are: "Blessings", "How to Talk to a Widower" and "Downhill Chance". I love to hear about the books that other readers enjoy. I have "Downhill Chance" on my bedside table, waiting to be read. I love Donna Morrissey and will try harder to get to that book soon.