Without the details and the reviews I’ve been posting in these previous entries here is a list of everything I’ve read since the last time I posted one of these Reading Down My TBR Pile updates. Next Monday I will post a weekly update in the same format as the previous ones but it’s been too long and I can’t remember the details to get into them for these books. In fact to be completely honest I’ve had to look this list up on Goodreads. I might put a few comments in if I can remember
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (audiobook on TBR since late last year)
Contact: A Novel by Carl Sagan (Hardback, picked up second hand at an event in 2006). I was a bit disappointed by this. Too much religion not enough sci-fi
The Beach Hut Next Door by Veronica Henry (audiobook, purchased this year).
Johnny’s Girl by Paige Toon (free? e-novella, pretty sure I bought and read this the same day or if not the next day)
Star Trek: New Frontier – The Returned Part 2 by Peter David (ebook, bought and read on publication day). I love Peter David but I remain unconvinced by the concept of serialised novels
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carre (paperback, think I’ve had it a few years). Read this because it’s on the 1001 books to read before you die list.
The Deep (Dive #2) by Gordon Korman (ebook read and bought the same week)
The Danger (Dive #3) by Gordon Korman (ebook, read and bought in the same week) I read both of these two Dive books on the same day (the day before my sister’s hen do when I was already in Bath). They were OK but having been somewhat impressed by the portrayal of the character with CP in the first of the trilogy I was very disappointed by the way she was developed in the later two books, particularly the latter.
Counting Stars by Keris Stainton (e-ARC, had it for a week or two before reading it then waited for publication to review it). Loved it, review here.
A Summer Breeze by Colette Caddle (e-ARC which again languished on my TBR for a couple of weeks before reading it). My review is here.
Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau (paperback, read the day after I bought it). Another 1001 book. Don’t think I understood it properly.
The Humans by Matt Haig (audiobook on TBR since late last year or early this year?). This was such an amazing book. One of the best I’ve read in a long time (for those that have heard me rave about Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey, it’s not quite as good as that but it’s really really good). Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Buckingham Palace Official Souvenir Guide. (paperback guidebook thing which I’d had nearly a year). Read this the day before my return visit to Buckingham Palace because I felt like I should otherwise what was the point in my having bought it?
A Daughter’s Secret by Eleanor Moran (ebook for review which can be found here)
The Royal Line of Succession (another guidebook I picked up when I went to Buckingham Palace last year)
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain (paperback I’ve had a few years) from the 1001 list
Quidditch Through The Ages by JK Rowling (paperback bought and read the same week)
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by JK Rowling (paperback – same as above). Because somehow despite being obsessed by Harry Potter for years I’d never read these two.
A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson (paperback, picked it up at the creative writing masterclass last November)
Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino (audiobook I’ve had a few months).
I feel like I should have read a lot more over the summer because that’s when I tend to do most of my reading – sat in the garden which obviously hasn’t been an option as often as in previous years. But looking at this list now I think I may have done more than I realised…