I keep thinking that I should make a note on my blog of the books I read, so that I remember what they are … I’ve just finished re-reading, after a very long time, J B Priestley’s ‘The Good Companions’. I remember how much I enjoyed it first time around, and have enjoyed it even more this time. Such a great storyteller.
I’ve now embarked on Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Sea of Poppies’, having read his Glass Palace a few years ago. But I think my favourite book last year was Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’, which won the Booker and is absolutely brilliant.
I followed that up with her ‘Place of Greater Safety’, about the French Revolution – also excellent (and very long – over 850 pages) but doesn’t quite get every aspect into the right place as she does in Wolf Hall.
What are you reading and enjoying these days?