— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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December 30, 2015

Looking back...









... these are the books, in addition to the #6barsets, that I would say I enjoyed most this year.  What I love most about all of these books is that each of them drew me in much more than I expected. :)

Thank you all so much for being part of my reading life.  Wishing you a very happy new year!

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I have a copy of Lise Lillywhite, which may be for Jane's Margery Sharp birthday reading - though I'm also tempted by Harlequin House.

The three on the bottom row I had meant to add to my library list (or ILL list, more likely). I need to do that, before the TBR Dare starts.

Happy New Year, a little early! Thank you for all the books you've shared - here's to more in 2016!

Mac n' Janet said...

I read a lot, always enjoy reading your blog, and yet The Enchanted April is the only book on your list that I've read.

Frances said...

Also really enjoyed The Enchanted April and then you have provided some tempting choices for the new year (as always). Curious about the Antonia Fraser. Whenever I see her name, I remember reading a paperback edition of Mary, Queen of Scots that I found in my grandparents' house one summer when I was far too young to properly understand the context, the history. But that doe not often stop an unchecked young bibliophile. :) Happy, happy new year - a year of marvelous reading!

JoAnn said...

The Enchanted April is a favorite of mine, too. I borrowed Stir from the library, but only read enough to know that I want to read it ;-)

Jane @ Beyond Eden Rock said...

It's been lovely following you through this reading year. Antonia Fraser is waiting in my library pile, Lise Lillywhite is a possibility for Margery Sharp Day, and I have fond memories of the Watchmaker too.

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

What a wonderful reading year you've had, Audrey! I loved following you through Barsetshire, was inspired by you to pick up Victoria Glendinning's biography of Trollope, and enjoyed relieving the delights of My History with the many excerpts you posted. Thank you so much and all the very best for 2016.

o said...

Happy New Year! :)

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