Today, Plinky asks which books are on my winter reading list. As the pile hasn’t reduced by much recently, there is still a long list of books waiting for me to open them. This weekend I should hopefully finish Mr Hussey’s masterpiece Witchfinder: Gallows at Twilight (Hooray! A book review will be on it’s way!) allowing me to ponder my next read.
Some time ago I wrote a post about Mary Hooper and her historical fiction range. I read Newes From the Dead back in August and found her work something I could get along with quite happily. Her most recent contribution to the world of books is Fallen Grace, which currently tops my pile and will indeed be my next read. I was planning on waiting a little while to acquire this book second hand, which I have done but with amazing results. A very lovely lady presented me with a now fairly old proof copy, but one which is signed! Yet another book never to be recycled!
I also have At The Sign of the Sugared Plum on my ‘to read’ list, also by Mary Hooper and I suspect that will not be too far behind.
These last few months have seen me focus quite heavily on ‘teen’ fiction and although this has been wonderful, I suspect Steig Larsson’s final instalment, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, will bring me falling back into a round of adult fiction. Thinking about the time allowed at the moment for reading, I may not get through a huge number before the start of the new year, but I would also like to begin my Pratchett life. However, I am not so sure from where to start, Small Gods and ‘anything with Death in it’ have been suggested to me, but I suspect, closer to the time, I will be calling out to readers for their advice on where to start.
So, these are the ‘planned’ books for the next few weeks, unless I detour into a bookshop some time soon. Or, obviously if I change my mind! Lingering just outside the immediate list are books by Christopher Brookmyer (Country of the Blind) one of my Du Maurier selection and Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother. But I could also be sorely tempted into a little classic fiction with Emma or Jane Eyre, I have watched adaptations so often that I feel I should rectify these missing chapters of my personal library. Too many options, too many wonderful books to taste . . . and so little time!
What’s on your winter reading list?