With the fire being lit earlier and earlier in the day, table lamps being switched on to light up dark corners and cosy rugs bought for sinking toes into as well as furry throws to tuck ourselves into the settee, it looks like we’re coming to the end of autumn. Winter is making itself heard through the wind, the rain and the icy bite of the wind.
Books are always important to me during these months. More so than summer – except for when I’m lying on a sunlounger. And the book I’m enjoying at the moment whilst tucked into my blanket in front of the fire, is Angela Thirkell’s High Rising. It is such a deliciously gossipy novel. I am loving it. Thank goodness Angela Thirkell has lots more books to read because I’m going to be adrift when this one comes to an end.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I started a #bookishhygge hashtag a few months ago (see this post). I love seeing pictures of old books, new books, books that comfort and books that give joy.
These three stood out for me this month:
Nicki, of The Little Green Door, was starting Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. This is from the same author who wrote Wicked and once again tells the story of the bad character from a well known tale. In Wicked it was the Wicked Witch of the West. And in Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister it is the stepsister from Cinderella.
Cate, of Cate Butler, showed us this beautiful edition of 84 Charing Cross Road. This edition pictured is by Foxed Quarterly, a subscription service where you receive a magazine and hardback book once a quarter.
What books are you reading? Any recommendations?