I've not been able to join in with this challenge before, which involves the choice of a particular year and asking people to read books from said year. But this year I'm free to do it!
So, I've just started this:
Because of Sam by Molly Clavering is set in the Scottish Borders and is about a widow, Millie Maitland, and her adult daughter, Amabel. Millie boards dogs to scrape a living, life is good but the daughter is an awkward, difficult character. It's gentle in the manner of D.E. Stevenson, everything is in the detail and the circumstances and I love it already.
Other possiblities if I manage to finish this by the end of the week, which I should do:
Maigret Goes to School - Georges Simenon
The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Toll-Gate - Georgette Heyer
If you're joining in as well do tell what you're planning to read.