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.
Today, it’s the ‘G’ books:
I’m a huge fan of Mary-Jane Riley’s Alex Devlin books. Like Mary-Jane, Alex is a journalist, and this time she’s involved in a missing man mystery. Gone in the Night is the fourth Alex book, all of which can all be read as standalones. Fast-paced, realistic and highly recommended!
I loved all Noel Streatfield’s books as a child, and The Growing Summer was one of my favourites. This is my own copy, showing Alex, Penny, Robin and Naomi in the car, motoring along the south coast of Ireland with Great-Aunt Dymphna, who was looking after them – or not – while their parents were away. A fabulous read.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls is one of those books that leaves a lasting impression. It’s a memoir, the startling story of the Walls children’s childhood in America with an alcoholic father and a free spirit mother who didn’t want the responsibility of a family. I haven’t seen the film, but I’d like to.
Coming next month: the H books. And now I’ll get back to my NaNoWriMo project. Still a bit to go before I hit 50K!