Since my last Sunday Salon, I finished When Will There Be Good News, by Kate Atkinson. I really did not like it at first, and I almost put it down for good a few times. The writing seemed amateurish to me, as did the characters, most of which irritated me. I wouldn’t necessarily say the writing got better, but the story got a lot better and that sucked me in. I am not sure whether I will read more by Atkinson though.
I also read Lady Susan, by Jane Austen, for the Classics Circuit Austen vs Dickens. I absolutely loved it. Lady Susan was one of the best villains I have read in a long time. I now want to reread Austen’s six novels, all of which I love, with the exception of Sense & Sensibility.
Lastly, I have about 60 pages left of Wigs on the Green, by Nancy Mitford. I definitely plan on finishing it before vacation, so I can start fresh! This book has quite a political leaning, which made me nervous, but it definitely doesn’t get in the way of the story. I have yet to read something by Mitford that I didn’t love, and this is no exception!
I hope you all have a great weekend!