"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice...and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it,
one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
so I think I can report on the best of the 20 books I read in October. Novels are in the order in which I finished them.
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory - narrated in turn by the three Grey sisters: Jane, Katherine and Mary. Good, although probably not one of Ms G's best No BC link as it's now on my unregistered keeper shelves
In this Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear - the 13th Maisie Dobbs mystery Kindle file so no BC link
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett - the third of his Kingsbridge novels, following Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, could well be the best yet Also a Kindle file so no BC link
The Early Birds by Laurie Graham - sequel to The Future Homemakers of America, catching up with the friends some 40-50 years later :-) Also a Kindle file so no BC link
Origin by Dan Brown - the further adventures of Robert Langdon, highly entertaining nonsense! A library book so no BC link
The best of the nonfictions was definitely Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, a very readable historian - the first of a planned series of books looking at the queens of England from 1066 to 1485 Another library book so no BC link
My how the month flew by. I had a couple of big volunteer commitments in October so that ate up some reading (and knitting) time. There were two books that I gave 9 stars: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver (which ReallyBookish also rated highly) http://www.librarything.com/---/145045217