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 E books:
First up is A.J. Waines’ newest standalone suspense novel Enemy at the Window, published this summer. I’ve been a fan of Alison’s books for years, and this is a good one – Daniel’s wife is sectioned for stabbing him – but what really happened?
As well as the standalones, Alison writes the Samantha Willerby Mystery Series, and I devour them all as soon as they come out.
Elidor by Alan Garner was one of my childhood favourites. Four children go into a ruined church, and find that time and space are changed. Darkness is spreading and the land of Elidor is dying. Can they save it?
This is the newest cover of Elidor, but I much prefer the one my ancient old paperback has, with the rearing unicorn.
Emma and I by Sheila Hocken is another with a newer cover than my edition has, but this time I’m all in favour – just look at that face! As a teenager, Sheila was gradually going blind, and dreading the future. Then came Emma…
There are several books in this heartwarming series, which was first published in the 70s or 80s.
Coming next month: the F books. F may be one of the more challenging letters…
(And I’ll just say very quickly that The Paradise Trees is on a UK/US 99p Kindle deal this weekend. As you were.)