#30 “Heart and Soul” by Maeve Binchy.
I think I’ve read all of Maeve Binchy’s books, and I haven’t really enjoyed any of them since I read “Circle of Friends” in 1995. This one was no exception. It’s as though she thought of loads of characters she wanted to write about, but couldn’t really think of a plot, so didn’t bother with one.
#31 “The Whole Day Through” by Patrick Gale.
Aaah, that’s better. This book was so beautifully written, with interesting characters – I loved it. I’ve never read any books by this author before, but will definitely do so in future.
#32 “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler.
At the back of the Patrick Gale book there was an interview with the author, which included his 11 favourite books. One of them was “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins, which is also one of my favourite books. So, considering I don’t seem to be that good at choosing books for myself, I thought I’d read one of his favourites, and I just happened to have this one sitting on my bookshelf, unread. Why have I never read any Anne Tyler before? I really enjoyed this, sad as it was. And I have another three of her books on my bookshelf still to read.