Hope you had a lovely summer! Okay VERY quick summary of a few of my favourite summer reads this year:
The Hand that First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell- TOTAL tear jerker, quite lovely
The Passage, Justin Cronin- best post-apocalyptic vampire saga, like, EVER
The Privileged- Yeah, hm, was a bit overhyped for this one
The Big Short by Michael Lewis- Stunning STUNNING stuff on the financial crisis, absolutely amazing, a must-read
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, Alex Bellos- great, I kept annoying people by announcing bits of it, in the manner of people reading Freakonomics
Nothing to Envy- oh the most harrowing non-fic about North Korea, utterly utterly heartbreaking.
Okay, normal service must resume soon, no more beach days and paddling :( Edinburgh Book Festival also a brilliant laugh, thanks to those who popped in! (Hello Heike!) and looking forward to Wigtown