Simon at Stuck in a Book came up with this lovely meme a little while ago & now he’s invited us to do it again. It’s a great way to see what everyone else is reading & focus my mind on what I want to read next. So, here goes.
1. The book I’m reading now.
A Lighthearted Quest by Ann Bridge, one of the Bloomsbury Reader e-books I downloaded the other day. As it’s an eight book series, I thought I should make a start. I’ve almost finished it & loved it so I’ll be posting about it soon.
2. The last book I finished.
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley which I loved & posted about here.
3. The next book I want to read.
Now, this is the hard part! As it’s almost November, I’ve put a couple of books about WWI on the tbr pile. I’ve had these books for over 5 years so I’d like to read them soon. A VAD in France by Olive Dent was first published in 1917 & An Airman’s Wife by Aimee McHardy is based on the letters between Aimee & her husband.
However, as it’s Halloween, I probably should read a ghost story or two tonight if I’m brave enough. Maybe something by M R James as I have this newly reissued volume of his stories.
4. The last book I bought.
Well, I’ve been on a bit of a spree lately with e-books & other goodies but I can’t go past the new Persephone titles for Autumn/Winter. Dinners for Beginners by Rachel & Margaret Ryan, No Surrender by Constance Maud & the one I’ll probably read first, Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple.
5. The last book I was given.
Well, no one gives me books as I’m so hard to buy for. I can’t imagine why that would be. Anyway, I’ve been sent a review copy of Victoria Hislop’s new novel, The Thread. So, that will have to count as a gift, which it is in a way.