Friday, 19 July 2013

Our Summer Reads: Caroline

From top to bottom:

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - this heatwave we're having right now matches this book perfectly. My love for A Room with a View, also by Forster, led me to trying out this one. Unfortunately I stopped halfway through when I started reading it at Christmas, but this time I'm going to make it to the end. 
Source: my parents' bookshelves

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder - this is another one I'm halfway through, but only because I don't want to waste it by skimming my way through it. I'm captivated by the mix of a mysterious plot and an in-depth philosophy course. 
Source: my parents' bookshelves

Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match by Wendy Moore - if you're into history and/or women fighting the system, definitely look this one up. I've only read the first chapter so far but I already can't wait to see how this true story enfolds. 
Source: an Oxfam in Bath

Oryx and Crake by Maragaret Atwood - I have a love/hate relationship with Atwood's work. I really enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale but couldn't finish The Blind Assassin. I'm hoping the dystopian aspect of this one will keep me engaged till the last page. 
Source: an Oxfam in Bath

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness - Feli and I saw (and met!) Ness at a bookslam event in Bristol a few months ago, and I picked up his newest novel for adults then. I love the way he writes, and his stories are always surprising. He read the first chapter at the event and I already felt like I was going to love it. 
Source: bought (and signed) at Bookslam in Bristol

Maya by Jostein Gaarder - as I'm enjoying Sophie's World so much I thought I'd try another one of Gaarder's novels, so next up is Maya. Apparently it entwines the stories of four very different characters and explores "the meaning of life", so it definitely won't be boring!
Source: borrowed from a friend

NB: Obviously this doesn't include e-books, which unfortunately, although they are much lighter, don't look as pretty all lined up. 

Stay tuned for Feli's summer reads next week!

So what are you reading this summer? 


  1. I still haven't read any Atwood and I should change that to at least see if I'd like her or not. One of my friends really likes Oryx and Crake and it sounds nuts. and eep, so jealous of you meeting Patrick Ness! I hope The Crane Wife is good. Love the cover.

    1. You should try her out! I obviously haven't read Oryx and Crake yet so I can't speak for that, but I read The Handmaid's Tale first and I think it's probably a good one to start with. She's written so much though! Her poems are great too.

      I know, the Crane Wife has such a good cover. The fonts are really nice too.