Thursday, 26 July 2012

A little light reading

It has been all a bit quiet here for the last few weeks as Mr Norfolkbookworm and I went away for 2 weeks in the sun.  After the weather here in the UK we were really looking forward to the break and we weren't disappointed  in the slightest.

We didn't see a cloud for two weeks and for most of the time the sea temperature was warmer than the actual temperature back home.  All in all it was a perfect break for doing lots of relaxing and lots of reading...which is what I did!

In the two weeks we were away I read 21 books and as ever they were from a broad sweep of genres.

  • Underground, Overground - Andrew Martin
  • The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Coronation - Paul Gallico
  • Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach
  • The Honorable Schoolboy - John le Carre
  • 50 Shades of Grey - E L James
  • Abdication - Juliet Nicholson
  • 50 Shades Darker - E L James
  • 50 Shades Freed - E L James
  • Double Cross - Ben MacIntyre
  • Dead Men - Richard Pierce
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • Chocky - John Wyndham
  • Mani - Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
  • All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin
  • Whatever it Takes - Adele Parks
  • London Belongs to Me - Norman Collins
  • What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge
  • What Katy Did Next - Susan Coolidge
  • The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje

There were some real surprises among these books - some I'd been saving for months and was disappointed by, some I didn't expect to enjoy but couldn't put down and others that I loathed but at the same time was compelled to finish...

The main thing that was different this year was that I didn't actually read a physical book in the time we were away - all 21were ebooks. In the past I've always read a mixture but this time I had a paperback in my back for those minutes on the plane where they don't let you read from a electronic device but as I had a window seat I found I was looking out of that rather than reading.

I have thoughts buzzing round my head about some of these books and will endeavour to share them soon but in the meantime one more photo to make you jealous!

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