Bookmarks 16 August 2021
Book Marks

Bookmarks: Monday 16 August, 2021

Here’s hoping you’re all well this week, especially if you’re in a lockdown region at the moment. Keep calm and read on seems to be the way to go at the moment.

Currently reading

On the side table at the moment is Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Forty books recommended by Elena Ferrante

On the off-chance your to-be-read list isn’t long enough, and you’re looking for more ideas, Italian author Elena Ferrante has named her forty favourite books by women writers.

Via Keeping Up With The Penguins.

Where did you write your first novel?

A whole separate blog could probably be dedicated to novel trivia, titbits of info about an author, and the random happenings that occurred while they worked on their book.

But how about this: Sydney based Australian author Max Barry says he wrote his first novel Syrup, which was published in 1999, in his car, during lunchbreaks from a then sales job. Aside from eating, what better way is there to spend a lunchbreak?

Reviewed last week

Last week I reviewed Consent (also known as Read Me) by Leo Benedictus, and The Eight Mountains, by Paolo Cognetti. Both were published a few years ago now, so they may not be familiar, but if you have read them, let me know what you thought.

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