The For Later list gets longer and longer. Surely there must be some way of making it more worthwhile and less of an impossible dream.
Sharing the titles added every week and some of the reasons why? Worth a try.
This week they were:
- The age of innocence by Edith Wharton, because Katie Roiphe, in In praise of messy lives, deals with hard times by reading books she has read “a million times before”. After separating from her husband, Roiphe read the story of Countess Olenska, who, after her own divorce, was victim of “the same stigma mingled with fascination”.
- Some hope by Edward St Aubyn, because he sounds fascinating.
- The book of you by Claire Kendal because it’s based on Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, only shorter and easier. I hope.
- Red light properties by Dan Goldman because it’s a graphic novel and therefore a quick read, and because it’s an interesting premise – a real estate agency in Miami that specialises in exorcising haunted houses.
- Glitter and glue by Kelly Corrigan because it’s about mothers and daughters.
- It by Alexa Chung because fashion books are lovely to look at.
Go on – put a hold on one (or more) of these and make me feel better.