Monday, 24 March 2008

In the bleak mid-Easter, frosty winds made moan

What I have read this year (so far) (not in order)

King Hereafter - Dorothy Dunnett (re-read)
Love in Idleness - Charlotte Mendelson
The Middle Kingdom - Andrea Barrett
Mrs Simpson - Charles Higham
The Far Cry - Emma Smith
They Found Him Dead - Georgette Heyer
Dusty Answer - Rosamond Lehmann
A Reluctant Celebrity: The life of Fanny Kemble - Rebecca Jenkins
The Accidental - Ali Smith
White Crow - Mary Gentle
The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
Rosamond Lehmann: A Life - Selina Hastings
1610: A Sundial in a Grave - Mary Gentle
Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar's Wife to Killing Machine - Catherine Fox
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis: The Story of a Return - Marjane Satrapi
Dissolution - C J Sansom
Swordspoint - Ellen Kushner
Anything Goes - John Barrowman with Carole E. Barrowman (signed! Oh glorious sister!)
Through a Glass Darkly - Donna Leon

It's a very female-dominated list, really. Only one re-read, and I would give all of them four or five stars out of five.

I appear to read only fiction and biography/memoirs. I'm sure that isn't entirely true, but other books tend to get read in bits and pieces, and don't make it onto lists. At the moment I am reading 'Dark Fire', by C J Sansom (sequel to 'Dissolution'), and 'Knitting America', by Susan M. Strawn.

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