Read: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss 📚 ★★★★☆ Short read. Some nice nature writing contrasts the unpleasant abusive father.
Read: Dirt Music by Tim Winton ★★★★☆
I’ve started this one a few times, but finally go the groove after hearing Tim Winton on a podcast. Enjoyed it. Quite preposterous ending. 📚
Read:The Galton Case by Ross Macdonald ★★★☆☆
I’m occasionally re-reading Ross Macdonald after a 40 odd year break. Effective, entertaining, Chandler style detective. 📚
Read The International by Glenn Patterson ★★★★✩ Enjoyable dive into a Belfast pub on the eve of the troubles.
The Circle by Dave Eggers 📚 ★★★☆☆ A quick read.
Read NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently by Steve Silberman
I was, for some reason expecting more about ‘long sought solutions to the autism puzzle’ from the blurb. This was more of a history lesson. Easy to read in a Sunday supplement sort of way.
The last couple of chapters were the most rewarding in helping to think about autism a little bit smarter. 📚 ★★★★☆
Read, and like a lot, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders ★★★★★
📚 Read Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, enjoyable, opaque and wandering story told in fragments.
Read Ties by Domenico Starnone, translated by Jhumpa Lahiri 📚
Very enjoyable, funny, several view points & a nice twist. If I had read the preface before I started I would not have bought, it was referring to a more intellectual book altogether!
📚 Bee Quest by Dave Goulson. I think I need to backtrack on the author to get some basic bee knowledge. Sometimes fascinating, sometimes depressing. The chapters marginal land in London and the re-wilding of Knepp Castle were my favourites.