Autumn 2022 Wrap-Up
I was having a chat with my colleagues at work the other day and we cannot believe how quick this year is going. It doesn't feel like 2 minutes since we were looking at the spring bulbs coming out and wondering what to do with that many daffodils. (I swear if Wales ever ran short of these flowers for St David's Day, just come and pinch some from our garden we have thousands). And here we are at the end of Autumn. Bake-Off has finished, the leaves have now dropped, and we have frost on the ground and misty mornings. I love this season. It's the season where it's acceptable to have lots of twinkly lights and candles.
This Autumn has been busy - a wonderful visit to Edinburgh, seeing seals and exploring the city, celebrating a year in our house with a gorgeous meal out, seeing friends for our annual visit to Wentworth.
Books Read and Reviewed Over Autumn 2022
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
- The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham
- One by One by Ruth Ware
- The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
- Tales of Long Ago by Enid Blyton
- The Spell Tailors by James Nicol
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
- Bane by Joe Donnelly
- The Readers Room by Antoine Laurain
- Village Diary by Miss Read
- Storm in the Village by Miss Read
- The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
- Moonfleet by J.Meade Faulkner
- Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
- Nine Lives by Peter Swanson
- The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths
- Mrs England by Stacey Halls
- The Big Four by Agatha Christie
- Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Year to Date
52 read. I've met my reading challenge for the year which was 50. Woohoo! Go me.
I refuse to go all X factor judge here and draw things out here. Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Outstanding.
5 Star Reads
3 lots of 5 Star Reads this time - Lessons in Chemistry, The Reading Rooms and One by One.
Big Read Challenge
Officially pants at this at the moment. Still 20/100. I'm hoping the winter months will see a return to reading classics.
To Be Read
I've had a bit of an epiphany with this one. I really don't enjoy having a massive To Be Read list. I feel like I always have to read something from my list, when in actual fact I want to re-read a beloved book from my bookshelves.
Looking Forward To
Well Christmas of course!!! We've already done a couple of Christmas activities and are looking forward to plenty more. With that in mind there will be a Christmassy review tomorrow.