I love reading, its my perfect escape, so I wanted to share the books I’m going to be reading over the next couple of months. Once I’ve read them I’ll let you know what I think and I would love to hear your opinions too. I’ve always wanted to be a member of a book club but because my work takes me away I never seem to be in one place long enough to get established in a group…. so I’m creating my own, albeit a virtual one!!!
AUTUMN BY ALI SMITH
I read Ali Smith’s Autumn and really enjoyed it, so had to add this to my list.
In Ali Smith’s Winter, life force matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith’s shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter.
THE MIDNIGHT LINE BY LEE CHILD
Love a thriller and have never read a Lee Child book before, this is his latest offering. This blurb says ‘
“Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.
Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.”
HEARTBURN BY NORA EPHRON
I know Ephron for all her fantastic films and this novel was given to me by my best friend Nicola Stephenson. Apparently loosely based on her own life we are introduced to Rachel who is seven months into her pregnancy, when she discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. Heartburn is apparently a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.