Any good books to recommend after a Summer of reading, chaps and chapesses?
I’m currently reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Unaccustomed Earth’, which is an excellent collection of short stories.
I have also recently read ‘A Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry which I can highly recommend, though with one of two reservations. It is about an elderly woman and her relationship with her doctor after years of confinement in a mental institution, and her secret writings that are found after her death.
Another good book I enjoyed is ‘The Sea’ by John Banville. I had been put off this novel, after reading a couple of reviews which said it was difficult. However I found it not at all difficult, very enjoyable and rather after the style of ‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn, which I enjoyed a few years ago.
For book group I have just read ‘Dress your family in corduroy and velvet’ by David Sedaris, but was not enamoured of his style or content, though I have heard several people say they loved the book. I shall find out on Wednesday.