For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2020

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane: Family saga at its best. I whipped through this over several evenings and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll mention this book again when my post about family sagas goes live soon and it’s a contender for the my best reads of 2020 list already.

The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott: I’d heard this being discussed on the Radio 2 Book Club. I found it an easy read, although switching between characters and time lines was a little confusing. I think the author really captured the agony of those families who were desperately still searching for their missing loved ones some three years after the end of the Great War.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This was an easy and quick read; a quirky look at how a couple try to save their marriage by separating for a whole year. The sort of book that would be ideal to read on holiday.

8 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2020

  1. ‘Ask again, Yes’ was one of our recent online book club reads and I enjoyed it too. I hadn’t heard of The Photographer of the Lost but it sounds an interesting read.

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    1. I enjoyed Ask Again, Yes much more than I thought it would, because I wanted to find out how the author was going to tie up all the loose ends.
      I thought The Photographer of the Lost was excellent – I think I felt an affinity with the story because of the voluntary work I did a few years ago photographing war graves (if that doesn’t sound too pompous!).


  2. Always appreciate the book reviews & recommendations. I have a book by Caroline Scott on hold called the Poppy Wife. In one of my Louise Penny’s books, two main characters also take a year apart from their marriage, it did not end well. Happy weekend.

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