Read: Nightingale by Marina Kemp ★★★★☆
I enjoyed this, absorbing description of seasons in France, reviling characters and story slowly. Slight fall away at the end.
Read: The Fifth Book Of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston ★★★☆☆ I didn’t really enjoy the middle section set in Hawaii, but the last about working with Vietnam veterans was interesting and absorbing.
Read: Middle England by Johnathan Coe ★★★★☆ Almost like a series of sketches played very much to my liberal values. Enjoyable rather than thought provoking.
Read: They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple ★★★★☆ I am getting through most of the authors books by now. This seems most obviously moral, although I didn’t notice all of the Christian symbolism. The writing is clear and I enjoy being taken to the period.
Read: The High Window by by Raymond Chandler ★★★★★ re-read of a favourite, so good.
Read Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout ★★★★★, maybe not quite as great as Olive Kitteridge but still… got better and better as it went on and the last paragraph… 📚
Read: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier ★★★☆☆ I enjoyed the gentle pace and mild despair. For the most part it felt like it was right in place in between the wars. 📚
Read: the confession by Jessie Burton ★★★☆☆ 📚
Read: Surfacing – Kathleen Jamie ★★★★☆
you are not lost, just melodramatic. The path is at your feet, see? Now carry on.
📚 super book connecting archaeology & or relationship with nature. Must try her poems as I’ve loved all the books of essays. (First book of 2020)
Read: Olive Kitteridge ★★★★★ As good as I expected. I was completely absorbed by stories. Probably the last book I’ll finish this year and possible the best.