Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Margaret
Date posted: July 10, 2019
I’ve been feeling at loose ends with my reading. I’ve read through most of the books in series I enjoy, and I haven’t had time to do what I have always done when I feel this way – walk up and down the stacks at my local library and wait for something to jump out at me.
Inspired by my search, I have put holds at the library on Big Sky by Kate Atkinson, The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, and Metropolis by Philip Kerr. I recently read Transcription by Atkinson and it was one of my favourite reads in the past year. It is set in a similar period to Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight, which I also really enjoyed. Tina and I both like Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway series, so I am going to try this new book without Ruth. Metropolis is the last book by Philip Kerr, but I can see that if I like it there are lots more to enjoy!
To tide me over until my holds come in, I have taken out Cold Skies by Thomas King, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy, and The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming.
And, just in time for Labour Day weekend, Louise Penny and Fred Vargas are coming out with new books, A Better Man and This Poison Will Remain.
So, it looks as if my reading woes have ended.