I’ve only just got back into reading novels. While I was so occupied with long distance care of my parents I couldn’t get into them. Strange that, you’d imagine I could have done with some escapism, but I didn’t seem to have the brain capacity.
This means some of my favourite authors have published books in the meantime that I didn’t even know about, and can now pounce on with glee. I’ve been taking the novels of Penelope Lively out of the library, and still have a couple on reservation I’m looking forward to.
She is one of the novelists I can rely on for a good story, credible characters and such well-written prose that reading it is like slicing a hot knife through butter. Smooth, quick, easy and nothing to snag on!
I’ve noticed I always use eating analogies when I talk about reading, and I read quickly so A says I devour books. Which is what a bookworm would do, chomping its way through the pages.
Others in the slicing butter category are Patrick Gale, who has been teasing fans on social media with the cover of his latest Take Nothing with You, which will be published in August. And Joanna Trollope, whose novels were dismissively dubbed Aga sagas years ago, but is a superb portrayer of relationships. And has written some of the best cats I’ve read!
Those are some of the novels that guarantee a good read for this bookworm. What are your favourites, and what do you recommend I try now I’ve got my reading head back?