I haven't done a Bookshelf Travelling for Insane Times post in while but as Autumn is rapidly approaching I thought I would sort out a few books I want to read over the next couple of months and use that for an Insane post. This meme was started by Judith at Reader in the Wilderness but has been taken over by Katrina at Pining for the West.
So my shelf this week is all about autumn reading, September and October to be precise. I sorted a few books I want to read, for various reasons, from my tbr shelves and these are they:
The pile on the left:
I have one book left in my 'Diary of a Provincial Lady' omnibus edition by E.M. Delafield and it is The Provincial Lady in Wartime, so I would certainly like to get that one read.
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert. It's a while since I read my first book by him Death In Captivity which I thought was excellent so it's definitely time to read more.
Walter and Florence by Susan Hill was sent to me by the author to read and review a couple of months ago so I do need to get to that one soon.
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer is just part of my recent fancy to reread a few books by that author.
Death has Deep Roots is a second choice for a Michael Gilbert read.
A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, well we are coming into autumn and it will be time for those spooky reads...
Travels with Tinkerbelle by Susie Kelly is my current travel book read and will take me into September.
The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll I thought would take me into September but in fact I've just finished it so that should not really be on this pile.
Upright on the shelf:
No Name by Wilkie Collins will be my next read by him. Can't wait.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a recent purchase, set in Kentucky, is a book about delivering books to the needy in the 1930s.
Drood by Dan Simmons will be a reread of one of my favourite books.
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. I haven't read any Dickens since my late teens and it's time I did, this book is one I've owned for yonks.
Voyages of Delusion by Glyn Williams is all about the search for the Northwest Passage (which now exists I believe.)
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester is all about... yes... the explosion of the Krakatoa volcano.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a reread because I enjoyed the book so much about 10 years ago.
So that's just some of my autumn reading. Some of these will get read, some will not. But that's ok, my 'read soon' pile is always very fluid and that's fine because I'm really not a huge fan of order and rules, I like casual.