Agatha Christie - The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of Entrees
A trusty Agatha Christie collection of short stories, perfect for those ten-minute snatches of reading that seem to be all I can manage at the moment!
Dorothy L. Sayers - Gaudy Night
My first Sayers! I've been meaning to read one for ages, and this will be my first meeting with Lord Peter Wimsey...
Philip Roth - Nemesis
Philip Roth is maybe my favourite author. (It's generally a dead heat between Roth and Maupin, every time.) This is his last novel, from 2010, which I have yet to read. Even though I am struggling to find time to pick up a book at the moment, I couldn't resist picking this up.
My new library is small, like most of the other neighbourhood libraries in Birmingham, but it was nice to poke around some new shelves and spot some new (to me) books that I'll definitely be picking up in the future. I almost came away with a copy of Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin, but I think that might have to wait until next time. I didn't get chance to venture into the YA section, but hopefully there's some good stuff there too!
Patrick DeWitt - The Sisters Brothers (6/10)
At the moment, I am still reading Fatherland, by Robert Harris - a great piece of alternative history and an intriguing crime thriller too. I have put Pride & Prejudice to one side for the moment, mostly because after a long day of working at my computer I have no desire to read a book off the screen on my Kindle app!
I have also been volunteering at the Birmingham Book Festival, so look out for some posts on that in the near future!
What have you been reading lately?