The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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October 31, 2019

In October, I was reading ...

The Library Book,
by Susan Orlean
Long Live Great Bardfield,
by Tirzah Garwood

The Eustace Diamonds,
by Anthony Trollope

The Secrets of Wishtide,
by Kate Saunders

The Small House at Allington,
by Anthony Trollope

The Ladies of Lyndon,
by Margaret Kennedy

Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers,
by Alexander McCall Smith

The Ivy Tree,
by Mary Stewart

The House of the Seven Gables,
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
by Washington Irving

Jane's Fame:  How Jane Austen Conquered the World,
by Claire Harman

A Poisoned Mind.
by Natasha Cooper

Museum:  Behind the scenes at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art
by Danny Danziger

Still Life,
by Louise Penny
{my first Armand Gamache!)

Sammy's Hill,
by Kristen Gore

Death in Holy Orders,
by P.D.James

L'Affaire and Le Divorce,
by Diane Johnson

Back then:  Two lives in 1950s New York,
by Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan


JoAnn said...

We were reading together in 2017, 2015, and 2011. Happy memories!!

Audrey said...

I was thinking that last night! But you are so much nicer to remember to say so! And I met many of the other books/writers through bloggers, including our friend Jane from Beyond Eden Rock and Frances from Nonsuch Book. There, I'm being JoAnn-like!

JoAnn said...


JaneGS said...

Of your 16 books, I've actually read 7 of them! I think that is some kind of record for me :)

Although true confession time, I didn't actually finish The Library Book--I sort of got what I needed from it, and felt my interest waning midway through.

Elizabeth Paulk said...

Love how original your idea is for the blog post. I haven't seen it done before. Nice work.

Nicola said...

Gosh was Jane's Fame really published 10 years ago? Time flies!

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