Sunday, 6 September 2015

Autumn reads

I don't know about anyone else but there is a definite nip in the air this morning, the sun may be shining but it feels pretty chilly to me. I think Autumn is most definitely making it's presence felt over the last few days and therefore it must be time to sort out the Autumn reads.  

There hasn't been much movement on the bookshelf this summer with a total of 8 books being read off the bookshelf and  8 from my kindle. 

As you can see from the above picture there are still quite a number on the bookshelf and fare number on the Kindle at quick count I think there is around 30 in all.

August was a very slow month of reading for me with four books being read. 

His Other Life by Beth Thomas, Distant Hours by Kate Morton, Missing You by Louise Douglas and my return to childhood read Heidi.

I had really looked forward to reading His Other Life but have to say I was left a little disappointed and I don't think it would be one to recommend particularly.  I had (stupidly) looked at reviews of Kate Morton's Distant Hours, which were not that favourable.  I have enjoyed all the previous Kate Morton's I've read and had therefore been looking forward to reading this one.  I'm glad I put the other reviews to the back of my mind as I really enjoyed Distant Hours even more so than The Riverton House which had rave reviews and if you've not read this one I would recommend you do,
Missing You by Louise Douglas was a lovely romantic summer read and one I would recommend.
That just left my return to my childhood read which for the month of August was Heidi and I enjoyed it just as much now as I did forty years ago. If you have a young daughter and are looking for something from your childhood for them to read, I would recommend Heidi.

I am again late with this post so I have already started my Autumn reads, first off the bookshelf was Susan Lewis's The Truth About You, this came as a two book set for Christmas and has been patiently waiting it's turn.  I first read Behind Closed Doors from the set of two and although it was a good read I didn't think it was as good as The Truth About You and out of the two it would be this one I would recommend for reading.

I am now working my way through Stephen Fry's Memoir 'More Fool Me'.  This is his third memoir following on from where the Fry Chronicles left off. I had enjoyed the first two and I was in no doubt that I would enjoy this one too and so far I have not been left disappointed.

As per usual I like to pick a book of the month and my choice for August is

Well that's me done.

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  1. I hope that you have a good months reading in September!! xx

    1. The pace has picked up a smidge about to finish my second read of the month in the next couple of days and the new Amanda Prowse pinged onto my Kindle this morning so that takes care of my weekend.

  2. I actually got quite a lot of reading done in August. Well, it was too hot to do much else :-) And I have a good feeling about September.

    1. Have picked up the pace a bit a;ready in September, about to finish book number 2 for the month and a new Amanda Prowse pinged onto my kindle this morning.

  3. I loved Heidi as a child. I grew up in Switzerland and Heidi was of course a must. I fondly remember the television series, too.
    Enjoy your September reads (all new to me).

    1. I remember the TV series and off course the film with Shirley Temple but I can remember having the story of Heidi read to us in primary school and the story has always remained with me, but yes for you it must have been compulsory thank goodness you liked it.


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