Anyway, these are they:
15. To Helvetica and Back - Paige Shelton
16. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
17. The North Face - Mary Renault
18. L'Auberge - Julia Stagg
19. The Cloud Roads - Martha Wells
20. On the Shores of the Mediterranean - Eric Newby
My usual mixed bag... two crime stories, two general fiction, one fantasy and a non-fiction travel book. Two were a bit so-so and four very enjoyable. A month where two thirds of the books you read are good to very good is about as much as you can ask for really.
I'm struggling with a favourite. Two books *just* have the edge and those are The Brutal Telling and The Cloud Roads.
Two very different books but both absolutely superb. Two things they have in common is a wonderful sense of place and the kind of paciness I enjoy. Always something happening in both books. I don't think I will choose between them... I'll award them joint first place in my affections.
So now it's almost April and the year is slipping away. This 'time speeding up' thing as you get older is scary. It makes me feel that I really *must* read what I like, when I like. So, on that note I suddenly felt like reading some Pern books by Anne McCaffrey so that's what I'm going to do. I shall spend a couple of weeks indulging in one of my favourite science-fiction series of all time and read these two books:
And then maybe this:
*What* a gorgeous cover! So that's my reading plan for the first part of April. What are yours? Tell all. :-)