Thursday, 18 September 2014

The year in Books: September

Following on from my Recent Reads post I have realised that I don't read as much as I used to and when I do read a book it seems to take me an age to finish.  What I was after was a reading equivalent to a Knit a Long (KAL)! 

Last week I read Rachel's (of my life in knitwear) latest blog post about what she had been reading recently as part of her 'the year in books' series.  The aim is to read at least one book a month and then share your thoughts the following month.  It is organised by Laura from Circle of pine trees and unlike a book club you decide what to read.  This is just the motivation I need to read more so I have decided to join in! 

My book for September is Atonement by Ian McEwan.  

The Year in books september atonement not knitting Isla of Axholme blog

 I am about a quarter of the way through and I like how the chapters alter from one character to another and also hint at the future.  Now I have NOT watched the film but I have a funny feeling someone told me the ending after I had purchased the book from a charity shop.  I am trying desperately hard not to think about that and instead concentrate on the story.  

So next month I will let you know how I get on with Atonement and tell you my October selection (hopefully a Man Booker Shortlist book if my library ever gets them in!). 

If you enjoy a good book pop over to Laura's blog to see what others are reading.  There are a few recommendations that have taken my fancy.


  1. Always nice to find a new blog... hello!
    I have read one of the Booker Shortlist.... the Karen Joy Fowler book, because she is one of my favourite writers. I won't bother giving you the list of my other recent readings, but if you like, you can always pop over to my blog!

    1. Hello Edwina, the same to you! My list of blogs I follow gets longer every day! I have had a quick look at yours and will spend some time this evening reading your older posts! You certainly seem to read an interesting selection of books each month..... It's makes my one book a month seem a bit weak! I'm really hoping the library gets some of the short listed books in soon. Thank you for taking the time to comment and I look forward to reading your future posts.

  2. Hello Isla! Don't worry, you're not the only one just managing to read one book a month! The Year in Books has prompted me to get reading again too. I love your lush cardi BTW. The colour is gorgeous! Alison

    1. Hi Alison thank you for your comment! Sometimes you just need something to encourage you which this has done for us both. I'm really enjoying Atonement at the moment and trying to read a couple of pages whenever I can! I'm very hopeful it will be finished before the end of the month. Lush was really enjoyable to make and I love it too!