The papers all magically decided that this was the weekend to publish recommendations for summer reading. My holiday is still a few weeks away but it’s never too soon to start planning which books to take.
In my in-pile I’ve got some suitable paperbacks.
by Robert Macfarlane
[amazon_image id=”0141030585″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot[/amazon_image]
by Anne Applebaum
by Ford Madox Ford (bought after the brilliant TV drama, and not yet read)
[amazon_image id=”1849904936″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Parade’s End[/amazon_image]
by Herodotus (a 2nd hand book also in the pile for some time)
That’s nowhere near enough so I’m planning to by some of:
by Tristram Hunt
[amazon_image id=”075381983X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City[/amazon_image]
by Andrew Blum
y by Amit Chauduri
[amazon_image id=”1908526173″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Calcutta: Two Years in the City[/amazon_image]
by Javier Marias (I loved his earlier trilogy, )
[amazon_image id=”0241145376″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Infatuations[/amazon_image]
Any other recommendations, folks? A strong preference for paperbacks, and some detective fiction ideas needed.