September’s seen in a drop in how much reading I’ve managed.
Just one finished, with one on the go and two waiting.
The novel I finished (on Kindle) was The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh.
Imagine a place populated by criminals – people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits …
The plot was unsettling, as all the characters are not what they initially seem,
including the ‘good guys’, but it was still engaging and I wanted to find out what happened to them.
The Blinds doesn’t appear to be available in print in the UK until 2018,
which is why I read it on an e-reader.
n this insightful portrait of American life and politics, the author sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.
Conclave by Robert Harris is set in Rome after the death of the Pope, with 118 Cardinals gathering
to elect a successor to lead the Roman Catholic Church. This is one of the two I have waiting to be read and I’m hoping it will be as good as previous novels I’ve read by Harris (Fatherland
and The Ghost to name two).
Diary of a Wartime Affair by Doreen Bates is the second of the two books I have waiting to be read, and is the story of a long and, at times, complicated
love affair with an older, married man. Who also happened to be a work colleague.
The diary came to publication through the endeavours of Bates’s children and sister,
and I’m curious to know how things worked out for her.