This is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter recently – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. (Don’t worry, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get to Z…) Each month I’ll post a newish book I’ve enjoyed, preferably a friend’s book, plus a children’s book and an older book.
Today it’s the C books (In the interest of having more choice, I’ve decided to ignore ‘the’ and ‘a’ at the start of titles):
The Case of the Missing Bride by Carmen Radtke. Twenty-two young women set sail from Australia in the 1800s, en route for the US and a nice husband. One of them goes missing. I love mysteries set on boats or planes, there’s something fascinatingly claustrophobic about the idea that the characters can’t escape the setting.
(Click HERE to see Carmen’s blog post about the book.)
Chocky by John Wyndham isn’t really a children’s book, but I read and loved it as a young teenager, so here it is. A young boy has an imaginary friend – or does he? Who is Chocky, really? The answer could change the world.
Changing Patterns by Judith Barrow is the second of a trilogy, but I was well into it before I realised this – and it can be read perfectly well as a standalone novel. That said, I promptly bought the others too; they’re a glimpse of the world when my parents were dating. Changing Patterns is set shortly after WWII, and nurse Mary’s family is affected more than most by the horrors of war.
Next up, the ‘D’ books, and the blog will be on holiday until then, unless something monumental happens. Enjoy your summer reading!