I need a break. In the wake of Dorothy Dunnett this implies:
- Prose which I can read at my normal reading speed
- Plot which does not turn and twist on itself
- Villains who are not creepily scary
- Characters who have not had a classical education
- A completely and thoroughly contemporary setting (I cannot bring myself to read anything historical for a while)
In other words a reading experience which is soothing and comforting and is absolutely the opposite of the all-consuming Lymond Chronicles. I feel like a diver who has surfaced after a particularly intense dive and is gasping for breath.
I am looking forward to reading Miss Dunnett’s Niccolo series but will have to build the stamina for plunging into her world again – something which I do not think will happen before the beginning of the next year.
For my immediate consumption I have lined up:
- 2 Carla Kelly romances – one of my favourite comfort-read authors
- Sarah Addison Allen – The Girl Who Chased the Moon
- Jo Walton – Among Others
Next I want to try the Persephone books which I’ve come across a lot on other book blogs.
If anybody reading this has any reccommendations for comfort reading, do give me a shout out!