A book with an unreliable narrator:
Curious incident of the Dog in the nighttime.
The curious incident of the dog in nighttime includes some diagrams which, add to the narrative style.
No Angel by Penny Vincenzi
This book covers from the Edwardian era to the First World War. Later books go up to an beyond Second World War.
A book with a month, day or meal in the title
This was originally meant to be one with month or day in the title but, could not find one. So added meal to the catergory; as saw Breakfast at Tiffanies on the shelf. A very short book as novella rather than novel; only little action but a gentle mysterious aura.
I bought Mark Haddon’s (who also wrote Curious Incident of the night) in Amsterdam airport.
Reading short stories: Mark Haddon and Emma Strout
A book with a family member in the title
Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. In this book the daughter in the title, is born with Down’s syndrome along with a twin brother. Her Father a doctor, who delivers, her tells his wife that the baby girl has died and gives the baby to the nurse to take to an orphanage. Inevitably the secret does not remain forever.
A book with character’s name in the title
The ‘classic’ Heidi.
A book set in two time periods
The midwives confession by Diane Chamberlain
The book flicks from 1988 early 90s when two babies were born to 2010 when the girl’s are teenagers and the midwife of both kills herself. The book has many twists and turns, before the secrets that prompted the midwives suicide are revealed. I was captivated and read this book in one sitting.
A book bought from a second hand shop
Captain Correlli’s mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
I have not read it yet. I have been interested in it, since heard a reading from it at someone’s wedding therefore at 50p in a charity shop, it made sense to buy. If nothing else the cover is pretty to look at.