- Trains and Lovers – Alexander Mcall Smith
- My Salinger Year– Joanna Smith Rakoff
- The Opposite of Loneliness– Marina Keegan
- The Pursuit of Love-Nancy Mitford
- IT-Alexa Chung
- Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn
- Ugly Love– Colleen Hoover
- The Four Streets– Nadine Dorries
- This is How You Lose Her– Junot Diaz
- The One Plus One– Jojo Moyes
- The Bell Jar– Sylvia Plath
- What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
- Starter for 10– David Nicholls
- Love in A Cold Climate– Nancy Mitford
- The Girl You Left Behind– Jojo Moyes
I’ve been on a bit of a continent hop.And then I got sidetracked by bridesmaids duties(a dear old friend got married last weekend) and generally living,which is why I haven’t until now reflected on the books I spent the past 3 months reading.
I would say that all the books I read are strong options(except Trains and Lovers and the very irritating Gone Girl).I felt much affinity for David Nicholls’ book,Starter for 10. I think this is in part because I read his book One Day the summer before I moved to Paris.That hot July,my mother had been admitted into the London Clinic on Harley Street for treatment and I remember reading the chunky book as I dug into a yummy dessert from the hospital’s kitchen(as mummy slept).His style of writing feels so comfy to me. Oprah’s new book reads as though you’re having a conversation that’s great for your soul and if you are to read a Nancy Mitford book,in all its society fickleness, The Pursuit of Love is so amusing.
ps.rather unsual,but I can’t take credit for the picture above,which I discovered on tumblr.I need to dig my camera out of one of 3 suitcases(not quite sure which) and put it to use once again.