Wednesday, 4 November 2009

books books books - a little late

I sort of forgot to do my 'quarterly review' at the beginning of October, so I won't call it that anymore. So, books I've read Aug - Nov 2009;

currently reading ~

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Ramage's Diamond by Dudley Pope
LieutenantFury by G.S. Beard
BUtterfield 8 by John O'Hara

have read ~

1. Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
2. Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs
3. The Third Sister by Julia Barrett
4. North and South (again!) by Elizabeth Gaskell
5. Sharpe's Fury
6. Sharpe's Escape
7. Sharpe's Gold
8. Sharpe's Eagle
9. Sharpe's Havoc all by Bernard Cornwell
10. Life in Nelson's Navy by Dudley Pope
11. Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
12. misc Short Stories by Muriel Spark

books I've started but didn't like ~

13. The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
14. Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
15. Walking Back to Happiness by Anne Bennett

more books I'd like to read next ~

Sharpe's ............. (all of them) by Bernard Cornwell
A Battle Won by Sean T Russell (the much hoped-for sequel to Under Enemy Colours)
Requiem for a Wren and Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
The Odin Mission by James Holland
Land Girls by Angela Huth

So I've read about the same number of books as in the previous three months, clearly I had much more time on my hands during the first three months, and I've now settled down to my true average rate of reading.


amy said...

How are you liking Suite Francaise? It is on my list. I currently am reading about 3 books at once (and looking through several more) so I have only made real headway in one!

A Homely Heroine said...

Well, I'm several chapters into it and it is interesting, but I'm used to books that are unputdownable so I keep drifting off to read other things. Its very well written and quite funny though - in a satirical way. I'll let you know when I've finished it.