The wisened souls of my book group have introduced me to some great titles: -
- A thousand splendid suns by Khalid Hosseni
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
- On Chesil Beach by Ian Mc Ewin
As well as the downright weird: -
- The Handmaidens Tale by Margaret Atwood (eek! Crazy tale set in the future - women (if they're lucky) are selected to 'breed', or become un-women)
- Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen (Crazy tale of Portia who falls in love with cad and holidays in Dorset, The End)
The latest selection is 'When will there be good news' by Kate Atkinson. I've heard positive things about this one and I'm about to curl up in bed with it whilst the other half watches the Damned United in action.
I'm slightly scared of my fellow book group members (think old school secretary), so I won't be thrusting the shopaholic series on them in revenge if I don't enjoy Kate's novel!