I am currently judging a literary prize and so won't list the books I am reading during these two months.


Small Island by Andrea Levy
The Men in My Country by Marilyn Abildskov
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith


Sleep with Me by Joanna Briscoe
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
The Price of Water in Finistere by Bodil Malmsten
Saturday by Ian McEwan
London Born by Sidney Day


The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver


The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse


Mounting Desire by Nina Killham
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich


Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Wonder Spot by Melissa Banks
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott


Havoc in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


Third Girl on the Left by Martha Southgate
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home by Lynne Freed
Bookmark Now, edited by Kevin Smokler


The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Restoration by Rose Tremain (reread)
Our Hidden Lives: The Everyday Diaries of a Forgotten Britain by Simon Garfield


The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (reread)


We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Not for the faint-hearted!)
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Tattycoram by Audrey Thomas