It’s only 12 days to Christmas and my library books were due back today. I was a bit gutted as I had only just managed to start “Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters. My local library has a rule you can’t renew books, as they give you a month to read them, (sometimes you get a library assistant who will return the book and put it on the shelf in front of you deliberately… alas, not today). So I’ll put it on reserve for when I get back from Aussie and get it out again as I was enjoying it.
I must admit today when I went to the library I was feeling a bit jaded. I am ready for my holiday. So I don’t think I’ve picked anything particularly heavy – it looks like pretty good holiday reading to me. I had picked up the Julie Walters (yes, that one) book at work at our book swap, and the others are from the library. With four weeks to read five books, I should do it easily, particularly when I’m on holiday… and away from the Game of Thrones episodes on my computer (I’m up to series 3 now!).
So here’s my holiday reading. I’m particularly looking forward to Beatrice and Benedict by Mariana Fiorato. She wrote the Glassblower of Murano and The Madonna of the Almonds – both books I really enjoyed. It’s her take on Beatrice and Benedick before they became famous in a slightly known bit of literature called Much Ado About Nothing! I’m new to Jojo Moyes – I’ve been a fan since “Me Before You” so am reading the back catalogue. So far Me Before You is her best, however – IMHO of course! The other two are new authors for me.
What are your holiday reads? I’m always keen for new reading, fiction and non-fiction ideas so please share!