October September Summary

Books

As part of Victober read Dracula 🧛‍♂️

Victober: Dracula 🧛‍♂️ (no spoilers)

Elizabeth’s lists by Lulah Ellender on the surface a tribute to the author’s Grandmother and her life before, during and after 2nd world war. Also gave an insight into the author dealing with the demise of her Mother due to cancer, in parallel to writing the book.

Other

Watched a whole royal wedding for the the first time.

Princess 👸 Day

Q and A with Jodi Piccoult. Learnt been pronouncing her surname wrong for years!

Racial issues in US, interesting reading after Small Great Things


Or is it ‘Murica?

via Teaching My Kids to Survive in ‘Merica — Not an Autism Mom

The issues presented in Jodi Piccoult’s Small Great Things and the post above seemed really different to my experience in U.K. Or I’m I just naive / ignorant?

Book Scavanger 4

A book with an unreliable narrator:

Curious incident of the Dog in the nighttime.


A book with pictures

The curious incident of the dog in nighttime includes some diagrams which, add to the narrative style.


Book Set During wartime

No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

This book covers from the Edwardian era to the First World War. Later books go up to an beyond Second World War.


A book with a month, day or meal in the title

This was originally meant to be one with month or day in the title but, could not find one. So added meal to the catergory; as saw Breakfast at Tiffanies  on the shelf. A very short book as novella rather than novel; only little action but a gentle mysterious aura.


A book bought on a trip

I bought Mark Haddon’s (who also wrote Curious Incident of the night) in Amsterdam airport.

Reading short stories: Mark Haddon and Emma Strout

A book with a family member in the title

Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. In this book the daughter in the title, is born with Down’s syndrome along with a twin brother. Her Father a doctor, who delivers, her tells his wife that the baby girl has died and gives the baby to the nurse to take to an orphanage. Inevitably the secret does not remain forever.


A book with character’s name in the title

The ‘classic’ Heidi.


A book set in two time periods

The midwives confession by Diane Chamberlain

The book flicks from 1988 early 90s when two babies were born to 2010 when the girl’s are teenagers and the midwife of both kills herself. The book has many twists and turns, before the secrets that prompted the midwives suicide are revealed. I was captivated and read this book in one sitting.

A book bought from a second hand shop


Captain Correlli’s  mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

I have not read it yet. I have been interested in it, since heard a reading from it at someone’s wedding therefore at 50p in a charity shop, it made sense to buy. If nothing else the cover is pretty to look at.