September's seen in a drop in how much reading I've managed.
Just one finished, with one on the go and two waiting.
The novel I finished (on Kindle) was The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh.
Imagine a place populated by criminals - people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who've been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits ...
The plot was unsettling, as all the characters are not what they initially seem,
including the 'good guys', but it was still engaging and I wanted to find out what happened to them.
The Blinds doesn't appear to be available in print in the UK until 2018,
which is why I read it on an e-reader.
n this insightful portrait of American life and politics, the author sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.
Conclave by Robert Harris is set in Rome after the death of the Pope, with 118 Cardinals gathering
to elect a successor to lead the Roman Catholic Church. This is one of the two I have waiting to be read and I'm hoping it will be as good as previous novels I've read by Harris (Fatherland
and The Ghost to name two).
Diary of a Wartime Affair by Doreen Bates is the second of the two books I have waiting to be read, and is the story of a long and, at times, complicated
love affair with an older, married man. Who also happened to be a work colleague.
The diary came to publication through the endeavours of Bates's children and sister,
and I'm curious to know how things worked out for her.