Monday, 20 April 2009
This week's question --
Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)
Can you believe that we are nearly a third through the year, it's scary, the shops will have the Christmas cards in soon, (I hope not!)
My favourite books, read during the last few weeks , there are many but I've narrowed it down to two;
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Armin. This book transported me to Italy. The descriptions and witty dialogue lifted my spirits on cold April days, a real treat for the senses.
My second choice is Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey. A non fiction book, I don't normally choose these, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. As the book progressed the reader followed the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fitzwilliam family in Derbyshire. The Earl Fitzwilliam was a colliery owner and the book desribed the social conditions of the time. A very interesting book .
My least favourite book was Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. Before buying this book I had read it's reviews and presumed I would enjoy it, but I found it depressing and offensive in places. Not a book I will reread.
More bookishness can be found here.