I really must catch up with reviews of all the books and films I have seen! The list is long, and although I do find myself taking notes (on the films) there never seems to be enough time to write it all down. So, in a nutshell here’s a pile of books which I have read this year alone and which I SHALL review!
The English Ghost by Peter Ackroyd
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossman
Murderous Manchester by John J Eddieston
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
The Hireling by L.P. Hartley
Grayson Perry – Portrait of the artist as a young girl by Wendy Jones
The Shrouded Wall by Susan Howatch
Lancashire – Where Women die of Love by Charles Nevin
My Fault by Billy Childish (reading at the moment)
Some of these books aren’t finished though and I can’t review them until they are. Somewhere, I have acquired the habit of starting one book then after a few chapters, acquiring another book which I also start. Depending on which book is the most interesting – well, that’s the book will get finished at the time.
When I am in between any new books being bought, then these unfinished books will come out. The difficulty in the continuation of reading them lies in my memory of what they were about in the first place! What I mean is that although I can remember what the book is about, to actually get engaged or immersed in the book means retracing my steps and starting yet again, at the beginning! There are several books this has happened to (Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is one of them) The list above shows just a few of the books I have read lately and some of these are re reads.