I wanted to post a quick round up of what I read in December before I finally post my top reads of 2012.
December has been another good reading month for me, although I had thought I might read more books because I woud be on holiday for the last part of the month. That hasn’t been the case, but no matter. At the time of writing this post, I am actually still reading the last book on the list High Rising, but will finish that in time for New Year I am sure. Anyone glancing back at November’s round up post (can’t imagaine anyone bothering) will see that there were books I had planned on reading this month that I haven’t got around to, possibly due in part by Little Women which I got distracted by – and hadn’t originally been on the pile for December.
The list for December then was:
124 At Mrs Lippincote’s (1945) Elizabeth Taylor (F)
125 Park Life (2012) Katharine D’Souza (F)
126 William, an Englishman (1920) Cicely Hamilton (F)
127 Blaming (1976) Elizabeth Taylor (F)
128 The Starboard Sea (2012) Amber Dermont (F)
129 The Rector and The Doctor’s Family (1863) Mrs Oliphant (F)
130 An Inventory of Heaven (2012) Jane Feaver (F)
131 Little women (1868) Louisa May Alcott (F)
132 Jenny Wren (1932) E H Young (F)
133 Thomas Hardy (1928) Thomas and Florence Hardy (NF)
134 High Rising (1933) Angela Thirkell (F)
Bringing the total number of books read in 2012 to 134. More about this in my next post – when I will be rounding my reading year up and choosing my favourites. I will post that tomorrow – New Year’s Eve.
Special mentions for this month
William, an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton, a Persphone book, though I read a badly edited free ebook. Powerful story of Mr and Mrs Everyman in WW1.
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont – which I was sent by the publisher – an excellent debut novel, a new edition of which is out soon.
Little Women – what can I say – utterly wonderful, loved every single word.
High Rising by Angela Thirkell – which I am currently reading and loving, and if I have time later will just sit and devour the rest – so glad Virago have re-issued the first two of this almost forgotten series.