We are hurtling through 2016 at an alarming rate by the looks of things. I seem to have read fewer books than normal and according to Goodreads am behind if I ever want to achieve my target by December. That all seems such a long way away, that for now I will concentrate on what I have read.
I have enjoyed having the feel of an actual book in my hand as opposed to my kindle and evene more so when it is a book which is well-known amongst book lovers and bloggers. Helene Hanff – 84 Charing Cross Road was a wonderful read and my particular edition had the follow-up where Helene eventually does make it to London. Sadly 84 Charing Cross Road is not what it was in those letters she wrote after the Second World War.
I do love historical fiction and have enjoyed many books that feature the Second World War at its heart. Lissa Evans – Crooked Heart was a different take on a theme and one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Coming further forward historically was the dual narrative novel of Shelley Harris – Jubilee. Set in 1977, and thirty years later in 2007. It was a rather reserved novel that you had listen very carefully to the message it was trying to convey.
For some light-hearted quick reading I turned to Jojo Moyes – Paris for One part of last years Quick Reads choices.
I then turned to Cathy Bramley – Wickham Hall, originally published in four parts, this was the novel in its entirety and I think this was the best way to read it. I loved the whole book and if you like great comforting reads then look no further.
Oddly enough as I end the month, I am back in the past and this time with the First World War and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Mr Mac and Me. More of that in March I feel.
A mix of a month, I wonder what March will bring.
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2016 certainly is hurtling by and April will be here very soon. I’m gradullay getting back into my reading and I’m on the look-out for what to read next 🙂