This is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter – 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, plus a children’s book and an older book.
This time, it’s the D books:
We start off with multiple Ds – Dead in Deep Water, a cracking read by Dave Sivers. This is the second of Dave’s Archer and Baines books – the fourth was published last week. They are all fabulous murder mysteries and can be read as standalones, though for the detectives’ stories and development I would recommend reading them in order.
The Diary of Anne Frank needs no introduction – it’s one of those books everyone should read. I’m not sure how old I was when I read it, but I do remember the shock at the end – I hadn’t realised Anne didn’t survive. She’d have gone on to write so much more, I’m sure, but that’s all lost to us.
Demelza is the title of Winston Graham’s second Poldark novel. I read and loved them all many years ago – but my edition, with Angharad Rees who played Demelza in the original TV series, is no longer on Amazon, so here’s a photo of mine. While I’ve enjoyed both TV series, I preferred the original – and the books are even better.
The ‘E’ books will be along in a few weeks, after a couple of Switzerland, travel, and other bookish posts. Meanwhile, let’s enjoy some summer weather and summer reading!