This reading challenge is a little more difficult than I thought. Seeing as I knocked off the most popular letters early in the game, now I’m struggling to find books I haven’t already read without depleting my book budget. Off to get a library card I go. I can’t believe I haven’t had one in eons. I’m sure that would have saved me a lot of money and space over the years.
U – This list wouldn’t be complete without the book Undomestic Goddess by Sophia Kinsella. This book is what inspired my blog name and makes me want to run away from my life, become a housekeeper and learn to cook and do all the things that would make me the perfect completely domestic housewife. Of course, I have a wonderful husband who I would never leave, and well, a part-time job that pays way more than I would make working full-time as a housekeeper…
So, only 17 more letters to go.
C – As we might have deduced, I’m an avid Jane Austen fan. Particularly Pride & Prejudice, but I love anything by and about Jane Austen. That’s why when I found Cassandra & Jane by Jill Pitkeathly I just had to buy it. It’s a fictional account, looking into the relationship of Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra, through Cassandra’s eyes. It was a very good read, probably one I’ll read again soon.
G – In search for a new letter I picked up a book called Growing Up Again written by Catriona McCloud. I kind of liked the book – it had a “13 Going on 30” kind of theme, and as I said I was enjoying it – until disparaging comments were made about people’s religious beliefs which killed the story for me. I don’t understand why it’s humorous to make fun of others.