Hello fellow readers and welcome to another Sunday Salon. I woke this morning to see a couple of inches of snow on the ground, and it’s very cold outside. But yesterday, everybody’s favorite groundhog predicted an early spring, so I’m sure this will all pass quickly. :)
The groundhog also reminded me that it’s a new month, and time to share what I plan to read in the coming weeks. I admit, I didn’t stick to my January plans, but I enjoyed the diversion and still read 5 books, including one short story collection, getting my short story project off to a good start.
For February, I’ve again assembled 5 books (one of which is not pictured, since it will come from the library).
- Mrs Somebody Somebody, by Tracy Winn: These are February’s short stories. I’ll probably start this tonight before bed (and after Downton Abbey!)
- Sovereign, by C.J. Sansom: This is the third book in the Matthew Shardlake mystery series, set in the time of King Henry VIII. This one is a 660-page chunkster, but easy reading, and I’m about 1/3 of the way through it. It was just what I needed after finishing the rather bleak Patrick Melrose Novels this week (read my review).
- Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen: A couple of years ago I re-read Pride and Prejudice, and then decided to re-read one of Jane Austen’s novels every February. Why February? Well, mostly because it’s such a bleak month and Austen cheers me up enormously. It’s also my birthday month, so it’s like giving myself a present. I have all of her works on my Kindle (the red volume in the stack).
- Full House, by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane): This is one of my favorite Virago authors, and this book is also on my Classics Club list.
And finally, when I’m ready I will visit my local library for:
- Family Matters, by Rohinton Mistry: I loved Mistry’s A Fine Balance, and have meant to read more of his work ever since. Family Matters was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, so I expect good things.
So that’s it. I’m off to get the coffee started and enjoy the rest of the weekend. How about you?