|Lounge - Built-ins|
But today, I'm going to highlight the smaller books shelves in the Family Room and on the upstairs landing. (Next time I'll feature the lounge) Take a deep breath. ;0)
The Family Room
The top two shelves include a variety of books, some series and a mix of mine and Jo's. Starting at the top left shelf, you'll find The Borribles series by Michael de Larrebeiti, which I bought during my university years. The bottom book is one of the missus' My Dear Mister Churchill. Rounding out the selections are a nice mix; an early GK Chesterton mystery, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, PG Wodehouse and The Inimitable Jeeves, Daphne du Maurier's The House on the Strand, Margaret Millar's Ask Me for Tomorrow and William Lederer's The Ugly American.
Blogged about this series previously. I started reading them when I first moved to Vancouver Island, having been intrigued first by the cover, then the write up of the first book I purchased. I haven't necessarily read them in any particular order and you probably don't have to. But if you would like an excellent series to read, one that gives you the feel of both the characters and the locale, this is a must. It features great stories, great characters and yummy sounding food. Look it up.
Rohinton Mistry; A Fine Balance and Such a Long Journey. A Canadian writer, he writes with eloquence and sympathy, with stories set in India. Tragic stories in many ways, but still, stories that draw you in. You should check them out.
The Penguin books are a mix of favourites and classics -
Frederic Hoyle - Fifth Planet
Kingsley Amis - The Riverside Villa Murder
John Wyndham (one of my all-time favourite authors) - The Chrysalids, The Seeds of Time, The Midwich Cuckoos, The Kraken Wakes
HG Wells - The War of the Worlds
Graham Greene - The Honorary Consul and Brighton Rock
HE Bates - The Purple Plain, Dulcima and The Scarlet Sword
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
DH Lawrence - The Virgin and Gypsy
George Orwell - Burmese Days, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four (an all-time Top Ten favourite)
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
John Mortimer - Rumpole of the Bailey and Rumpole and the Age of Miracles.
There you have it. I've rambled on about book shelves and lists of books/ authors. I could do it forever. It's all part of the enjoyment of reading a good book and admiring it when it's out on display. Have a great one!