I finished Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford last night. Her books are somewhat hard to describe- a lot happens, but not a lot happens. Christmas Pudding takes place over a Christmas holiday in the country, as some Bright Young Things from the city collide with country life. Love blooms, horses are ridden while intoxicated(the riders, not the horses), books that will make one famous are researched, disguises are donned and seen through. Witty and slightly absurd, her books kind of remind me of Armistad Maupin’s. They’re like eating fruit- sweet and addictive like candy, but ultimately more substantial.
I’m still reading Castle in the Air, and should finish today. I realized that while I’m not really behind in my reading, the end of the year is coming soon, and I need to start reading more dilligently.
I’m taking suggestions for books to read next year, if you have any that you think I’d enjoy or learn something from, feel free to post them in the comments section below. While I can’t guarantee that I’ll read them, I’ll definitely seriously consider them. I’m open to pretty much anything- fiction and non-fiction alike. I most likely won’t go for epically long books, but I might consider them if you promise they’re good. And please, only things that are in print so I don’t go insane trying to track them down. I’m also open to people giving me books that they want me to read, although somehow I doubt those will be so forthcoming.
Current total: 66
Just Finished: Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford
Currently Reading: Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones