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?