One thing I am learning from this challenge is that my purchase of physical books and audiobooks are far less impulsive than my e-book buying. As such I’m finding that The List is mostly populated with e-books and when I look through I now cannot quite fathom what the initial attraction was. This lack of connection with many of the books has meant that, give how much I am still struggling with finding the energy to connect with new things, I’ve found choosing from The List uninspiring at times. Which is not to say that I haven’t found anything I’ve wanted to read on there. It’s just meant that it’s been a far easier proposition to return to old favourites for re-reading or simply not read at all, which is very unlike me.
This goes some way to explaining why I’ve only ticked off another eight from The List:
- Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
- The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans
- Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
- For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
- How the World Thinks by Julian Baggini
All of these books were good but if I had to pick just one to recommend it would be The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield; a lush mystery involving books and secrets and fascinating characters that had me spellbound from start to finish. I have now read every single book Diane Setterfield has published and I am desperately hoping for more from her in the future.