Just a short post for The Year in Books this month as I only really read one book and dipped in and out of a few others but didn’t really connect with any of them so they were put aside.
The book I did read – and absolutely adored – was Mariana by Monica Dickens. This really reminded me of I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, which I read in February and also absolutely loved, and I just couldn’t put this book down.
It is gentle, funny and vivid novel about Mary growing up and encountering life and love, and as Persephone say in their lovely catalogue – it is a hot-water bottle novel. Couldn’t agree more, there is nothing to dislike about the novel and I will look forward to reading it again in the cooler months, perhaps with a hot-water bottle of my own and more blankets than I needed when reading it this time.
As usual I have absolutely no idea about what I will be reading in July – although if you saw my last post The Library Lover’s Tag, you will see I have lots of books to have a go at!
What have you been reading in June? Got anything amazing lined up for July?
PS – As always this project was started by Laura over at Circle of Pine Trees– go and say hi, her blog is gorgeous! You can find more information about The Year in Books project by visiting the page on her blog here.