January books

I’m going to try to keep a record of what I read this year. I often think back and can’t remember, so this should act as a reading diary for me. The Woolf is part of my participation in the year long #woolfalong.

Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

A hallucinatory, dream like dissection of one day.

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Becky Chambers – The long way to a small, angry planet

Excellent new SF author.

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Bill Bryson – Notes from a small country

Re read this for the pure pleasure of Bryson’s prose.

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Mollie Panter-Downes – One fine day

I’d read and enjoyed her wartime short stories and this is her novel of post war life in Britain seen through the prism of one couples day.

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Mark Diacono – The New Kitchen Garden

I was in need of some gardening inspiration and this beautifully produced, yet practical book really hits the spot.

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Owen Sheers – Skirrid Hill

I enjoyed his novel “Resistance” set in the Black Mountains of South Wales and this poetry collection is also rooted in landscape and relationships.

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