I have rung a few of our members for their thoughts on their reading this week.
Maxine has enjoyed Foals Bread by Gillian Meares, Gillian won many Literary awards for this book, a story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and the high jumping horse circuit before WW11, also enjoyed was The Choke by Sophie Laguna, written in the 1970’s the story is set in a section of the Murray River known as the Barmah Choke, the lives of hard done by families and one in particular, 10 year old Justine Lee raised by her grandfather, worth while reading. This is Happiness by Niall Williams, a touching book set in Ireland, a good read. Love is a Four Letter Word by Colin McCann, also set in Ireland, Maxine enjoyed this one too.
Shirley, who loves all things with a bit of history has been busy reading. Rommel the German General also known as the Desert Fox, Women Wartime Spies by Ann Cramer the brave women who became spies for the Government, not all returned home. Nancy Wake a woman larger than life, not enjoyed at all was the Da Vinci Code, but Shirley has also indulged in a couple of mystery novels by James Pattison.
Janet has read the crime novel Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves, the 6th book in the Vera Stanhope books, the series has been made into a television series, Janet believes it follows the book well. The Breaker by Kit Denton, is an audio book. Breaker Morant was convicted and executed for murder during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, but a mystery surrounds the death sentence, he famously said `shoot straight you bastards’ at his execution. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, a novel about the holocaust, as is common with that era this story was very sad.
Trish really enjoyed Just One Wish by Rachel Johns, three women, three secrets - a real page turner. If you like dogs An Unexpected Grace by Kirsten Kreisler very uplifting, a woman’s journey to healing and the soul mate who helps guide her there.
We have been very busy, I am still struggling through Wolf Hall, enjoying it, but a lot of concentration needed. Keep well and continue reading.