Reading List: March ’13
There is nothing better than sitting down and reading a good book. When I was a kid, I used to read all the time, and the same books were often read over and over (Matilda by Roald Dahl was the most dog eared). I thought every now and then I’d share with you some of the things on my reading list, given I don’t have loads of time, they won’t be all that often, but I’ll try!
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
I absolutely loved this book. Set in New York between present time the 1970’s, this book is partly autobiographical. It’s about a man who is watching his terminally ill wife die and how he does (or doesn’t) come to terms with that. It re tells the stories of how they met, flipping between memories of those first encounters and the reality of what is currently happening. It really is such an intimate story and even more so when you know that this was his first book after 13 years, taking a break from writing after his wife’s’ death in 2004.
I love stories about relationships and friendships between people, where you get to know the characters so well, it makes you feel like you really did know them.
When I finished this book, I was so disappointed that it ended. I know that they all have to, but gosh, it really was good.