The library's been good to me lately!
I've been picking up some books I wouldn't normally read, like the retelling of Pride and Prejudice (I don't usually like Austen that's been messed with!) and the MC Beaton books, and it turns out I really liked them both. Which is what the library's about really, isn't it?
Eligible - Curtis Sittenfeld
I was really, really, really into this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice...until the last 100 pages. It got a bit silly, I realise it was hard to come up with something that would be as scandalous today as Lydia and Wickham running off together was in P&P times. But I didn't like the 'scandal' and I can't really say anymore about it without giving away spoilers! Apart from the ending I really enjoyed this long, long book (it was 500 pages!) and I'd recommend it.
Edwardian Murder Mystery Series - Marion Chesney/MC Beaton
These books aren't really about the mysteries, they're about the romance between Harry and Lady Rose, who take the whole 4 books to get together. MC Beaton is cheesy and predictable and easy to read and I love her. Apparently.
Baby sitters Club - Kristy's Great Idea - Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
Yes, I'm re-reading the Baby sitters club books! They've been turned into graphic novels with cute illustrations by Raina Telgemeier. BSC books were a rare treat for me as a child, I didn't own any myself but my friend had loads and we used to read them all night during sleepovers. Reading this gave me all the nostalgics and I specially loved the illustrations of Claudia's outifits!
Adulthood is a Myth - Sarah Andersen
I always read Sarah's Scribbles online, I'm not sure if the comics in this book are new or just the online ones republished, but either way I love her work and happily read/reread it. My library has subscribed to a new e-comics service, with loads of comics and graphic novels available free, online to library members - I'm so happy!
What have you been reading?