I am always searching for books to read. And I have found that recommendations from other bloggers and from friends on Instagram have been a wonderful source. So, here are some ideas for you.

I know, this has been around for a while and some of you may have already read it. Well, it is a wonderful story and so well written and totally engrossing. The time is WWII and the protagonists are a blind girl in Paris and a young orphan boy in Germany. We see their paths collide in St. Malo, France…


I loved, loved this one!

Such a charming and quirky story and so well told. All those small items we lose: can they ever be returned? Is there a way, or a person, to help in returning these small treasures to their owners? The story is a kind of fairy tale and so charmingly told you can’t put it down.


Here is one that came from an IG friend who said it is totally gripping and perfect for a long plane ride! So yes, I read most of it on that last flight to London. It’s a sort of Hitchcock thriller with quite a twist at the end. You wont be able to put it down, guaranteed!


I just finished this one. Again, this came from an IG friend.

This story takes place in post-war London, in the publishing world. Amusing, wonderful character studies and I love all the details of the by-gone era. Muriel Spark at her finest!

One question for all of you: do you read hard copies or on a Kindle etc. reader? Which do you prefer? Why? I find I am reading more and more on Kindle and, although I would much rather read an actual book, it is just SO easy. I usually have one or two all downloaded and ready to go on Kindle so there is no waiting time. But for me the big downside is not being able to mark it up, flip back and find some detail and generally to just hold that physical thing in my hand. And, of course, there is no book to put on the shelf and perhaps go back to at a later date. But I would love to know how you feel about this!

That’s it for now: many more to tell you about but I’ve run out of time.
We leave for Washington D.C. tomorrow for a few days, so I will be posting on IG from there; then the following week back to Savannah!