Hello and welcome!
So glad you could call in.
With the summer holidays ahead of us, I thought I would share five books with you this week. I suppose it could be five authors as each one has written many books and I look forward to their brand new publications avidly.
1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I'm sure everyone has heard about and/or read this one. It's just one of my favourites from way back. Red-headed orphan Anne Shirley begins her adventures in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert at their home Green Gables after they apply for a boy from the Orphanage to come and help them with their farm. Little did they know how their lives would change.
There have been a number of TV shows, stage adaptations and films of this book, but the 1970s BBC serial will always be the definitive one for me.
L.M. Montgomery wrote a further 7 books in the series, with a number of related books as well.
2. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
This is a semi-autobiographical book set in 1982 and describes a year in the life of 13 year old Jason Taylor as he goes through adolescence. Each chapter represents a month in his life.
David Mitchell has also written a number of other books including Cloud Atlas, turned into a film, which contains six nested stories, and recently The Bone Clocks, all quite different genres. There is a new one on the way - Slade House being published in October 2015, a ghost story this time.
3. Started Early Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
This is the fourth murder mystery in the Jackson Brodie series. They were turned into a TV series under the title Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs. The books are amusing and well written. Here's a review. I haven't read her recent book God in Ruins which is a companion piece to Life After Life - I'm waiting for the paperback!
4. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Another quirky novel about a travel writer, Macon Leary, who doesn't like travel. It's funny and sad at the same time. Here's a review.
5. The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
From the author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, The Sunday Philosophy Club follows the life of Isabel Dalhousie as she solves gentle mysteries as an amateur sleuth in Edinburgh.
I have read all these books but it's quite tricky writing about them, isn't it! Hopefully, if you see them on a bookshelf you might give them a go and enjoy them as much as I did.
Many thanks to Amy for her Five on Friday organisation, do have a look at all the other posts by following the link.
Thanks also for your comments, I hope you get my replies and that I'm doing this in the right place!
Cheerio for now!