I really need to stop myself, I can’t pass the library or a charity shop by without picking up some more books. I have no idea when I am going to read all these books but even still, I can’t stop. Having said that at least it is healthier than picking up doughnuts every time I pass the bakers. This is what I found in the library this week:
Wild – Cheryl Strayed. I’m sure this book was extremely popular several years ago when Oprah Winfrey chose it for her book group. It is the tale of a woman finding and saving herself by walking a large chunk of the American West Coast.
A line made by Walking – Sara Baume. This is about a woman who is struggling to cope with modern life and takes herself away to her grandmother’s rural bungalow. What is interesting about this book is that whilst there she takes photographs of dead animals and these are in the book as a form of art and coming to terms with grief.
Herland and the Yellow Wallpaper -Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I have already read The Yellow Wallpaper, which is a fantastic depiction of a woman’s downward spiral into madness. Herland is a Utopian Feminist novel, can’t wait to see what that is like.
The Unicorn – Iris Murdoch. Mercedes recently hauled this novel on her book tube channel and I really liked the sound of it. So when I saw it, it got added to the pile.
The Hotel – Elizabeth Bowen. This takes place on the Italian Riviera in the 1920’s. I don’t need to say anymore. That sounds perfect to me.
The Revolution of the Moon – Andrea Camilleri. This is based on the true story of Eleanora De Moura who in 1677 became Marquise of Palmero after succeeding her husband on his deathbed. She only lasted one month (i.e. the revolution of the moon) before she was recalled to Spain. It has been on my Amazon Wishlist for several months so I was thrilled to find it on the library shelf.
Black No More – George S Schuyler. I have started reading this one because it has such an fascinating subject. It is 1933 and a Dr Junius Crookman has discovered a process which turns black skin white. The novel follows Max Disher, a young black man, who one of the first to undergo the process in New York and what happens to him whilst the rest of the black population turns white too.