Yup, I started making a list of books I might read over the Summer. And it got looooong. I am going to have two, fairly uninterrupted months in which to relax and catch up on non-uni reading - but the question is, which do I choose? So, you guys are going to help me out, deal?
Here's the shortlist. They're all on my shelf. Let's whittle. Tell me anything I shouldn't bother with, or, as is more likely, ones DEFINITELY not to be missed.
Mrs. Miniver - Jan Struther: heard so much about it, and haven't quite got around to it...
Thrown to the Woolfs - John Lehmann: his experiences working with Leonard Woolf at the Hogarth Press. Apparently doesn't pull any punches.
Saplings - Noel Streatfeild: been so long since I read a Persephone, and this one has been in the pipeline for a year or two
Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller: I always feel guilty when I watch a film without having read the book...
Dusty Answer - Rosamund Lehmann: was going to read this with firstname.lastname@example.org SUCH a long time ago, and never did...
Katherine Mansfield - Claire Tomalin: love Mansfield, love Tomalin. Can't go wrong, can I?
Love Letters - Leonard Woolf and Trekkie Parsons: the love letters between Leonard and the woman he fell in love with after Virginia's death
Jonathan Norrell and Mr. Strange - Susan Clarke: friend gave it to me, dovegreyreader talked of little else for a month or so...?
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver: I am too late on this one? No pun intended.
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen: don't worry, this would be a re-read - but I miss reading Austen, and would like to squeeze in another look
Random Commentary - Dorothy Whipple: a sort of notebook about the novels this wonderful Persephone author was writing; was so excited when I came across it in a secondhand bookshop on last year's Cornwall holiday
One Pair of Hands - Monica Dickens: started reading the first few pages when I should have been reading Chaucer, and found it irresistible.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell: saw this on dovegreyreader, is it even published yet?
The Time-Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger: another one every else has read; I really should
A Well Full of Leaves - Elizabeth Myers: her letters were my favourite read of last year, so should really delve into the fiction. Something of an outsider, in terms of odds.
The Secret Option...