Announcing 20 Books of Summer ’23: Add your links here!
Yep, it is official, I’m doing it again. 20 Books of Summer is back for another year and this is your call to start planning! Do you fancy getting 20 books off your TBR in three months? Think of the joys that this challenge brings: Ah, but you all know it is a lot more…
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No 361 Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill’s fourth novel is somewhat different to the taut style of her shorter fiction. An exploration of the interconnection between surface beauty and inner cruelty, it is a meandering and more thoughtful book, which moves across decades to tell the story of its narrator Alison. Once a former model, Alison is now in…
Haruf & Williams: Books 12 & 13 of #20booksofsummer22
It’s 20 Books Of Summer Time!
Goodbye to 20 Books of Summer and hello to autumn reading plans!
Well, that’s it for another year – 20 Books of Summer ends tomorrow and what a blast it’s been. Although I didn’t finish my challenge this year I am still counting it as a win. I read 17 of my original 20 choices and swapped two books for others. The Anita Brookner I had chosen,…
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No 407 The Temptation of Eileen Hughes by Brian Moore Book 19 of #20booksofsummer
Brian Moore’s 100th birthday was this week and I’m continuing my centenary read-along with his 1981 novel The Temptation of Eileen Hughes. The Temptation of Eileen Hughes is another of Moore’s lean character studies, with a tight focus on a few characters and a moment of crisis which upends several lives. It lacks some of…
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Twenty Books of Summer update! #20booksofsummer21
From Greece to Glasgow: Catching up with #20booksofsummer21
No 412 Like Life by Lorrie Moore Book 8 of #20booksofsummer21
A character in the opening story of Like Life muses on how lost she feels, wondering ‘How did one get here? How did ones eye-patched, rot-toothed life lead one so cruelly, like a trick, to the middle of the sea?’ It is a question that many of the characters in these perceptive and poignant stories…
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