Right now, most of my books are in boxes (so many boxes!), but I managed to sneak a few out to keep me company this week while I’ve been packing.
One of the few authors I (a) buy in hardcover, and (b) for whom I read non-research non-fiction. My favorite is still her original memoir, Bitter is the New Black, with Bright Lights, Big Ass in second place.
— Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Till the Stars Fall.
This is the book that kept me sane through the first wave of packing this week. (Well, this and the BBC versions of North & South and Jane Eyre.) Huge thanks to my little sister for giving this to me just when I needed it. It’s a beautiful, heart-warming story of true love found too young and found again later. It also involves a 70’s rock band, which is rather fun. My absolute favorite Gilles Seidel novel is Again, which involves a Regency-set soap opera (who wouldn’t want there to be a Regency-set soap opera?), but, sadly, it’s in a box somewhere and I can’t find it.
— Susanna Kearsley, Mariana.
Since Kathleen Gilles Seidel’s Again was already in a box, I fell back on Mariana, which I’ve been carrying around with me as a back-up re-read for a month now. It’s one of those “save the last chocolate chip cookie until you really need it” type things. Kearsley writes the sorts of books that you want to go live in– in this case, a modern heroine moving into an old house in a small village, complete with echoes of the past.
What have you been reading this week?