Hello everyone! How have you been? I’ve been well, but it has been a bit of a down reading year for me. I haven’t read very many things that I’ve absolutely loved this year.
Part of the problem is that I spend about 8 months out of the year reading books for two Book Buzz programs that I do for work – one in the summer and one in the fall. And though I do enjoy presenting these programs at my library, it limits the time I have to read by whim. I do really miss those days of picking up something just because the cover catches my eye and finishing it in a day or two. This rarely happens for me anymore. I have to plan pretty far in advance which books I am going to read for my programs. And I can’t always go just by my taste – I have to make sure to include titles that I know will appeal to a broad range of library users. So, my reading life is much different these days than when I was regularly blogging years ago.
During my “free” months I do manage to read some titles that are just for me and these are six that I have loved:
A Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor
High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Confusion by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Have you read and loved any of these too?
I hope you’ve all been well. I miss the blogging community and would like to jump back in for the rest of 2018 and beyond. I’ll try to also stop by and visit your blogs this week before I leave for a trip to England on Monday.