This month I've been reading,
Longbourn - Jo Baker
I LOVED this book soo much. The action takes place in the Bennett household during the same time frame as Pride and Prejudice, but focusing on the experiences of the servants. It follows the storyline of P & P in the background (which, as a big Jane Austen geek I really liked) but the main focus is on the servants lives, especially as a handsome and mysterious new footman joins the household.
Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood
This wasn't my favourite Margaret Atwood book, but I think her writing style is so gorgeous I don't think it really matters too much what subject she writes about! There are 9 short stories in this book, I found some of them quite disturbing, but I think that was the point.
Virginia Woolf in Manhattan - Maggie Gee
I liked the premise of this book, but I found it dragged on a bit, I think it could have easily lost 100 pages and been the better for it. I liked the three main characters, especially the daughter and I liked imagining what would happen if other famous authors suddenly rematerialised in the modern world.
Chloe Tells you how to Sew - Chloe Owens
This book is soo pretty, it's lovely to look at. There are only a couple of projects I would actually want to make, and I think the child's magazine annual style makes it more suitable for children than adults, but it's cute all the same.
What have you been reading?