Monday, 6 December 2010
I have picked up four new books this week which were all purchased from local Christmas Fayres. The books came at a rather reasonable price of two for 50p!
1) Last Christmas by Julia Williams - a bit of Christmas chick lit. The main character does have the surname Tinsall! There is also a character name Noel and they live in a town called Hope Christmas. I am not sure whether this one will be festive enough, what do you think?
2) One Day by David Nicholls - I have been wanting to read this for ages. 15th July 1988 - Emma and Dexter meet on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go there separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? I can't wait to read this one.
3) The Legacy by Katherine Webb - this was one of the TV Book Club's Summer Reads. This is a book about two sisters. One heartbreaking secret and a past that cannot stay buried.
4) The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - this book was the winner of the Orange Prize For Fiction this year.Set in Mexico in 1935. Harrison Shepherd is working in the household of famed muralist Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo. Sometimes cook, sometimes secretary, Shepherd observes his employers, keeping a diary and notebook of his time. When exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky arrives, Shepherd inadvertently casts in his lot with art and revolution and his aim for an invisible life is thwarted forever.
So those are the books that I got, what came to your house this week?