Here’s an idea that took my fancy which I first saw on A life in Books blog in August this year. Susan got it from someone who got it from someone else. It’s a satisfying idea: an acrostic of my name in books I have read in the last 12 months. The quality and my enjoyment of these books are variable. I reviewed many of the ones I thought were really good and have included the links to the reviews.
A All my Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
R Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean. Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter
O Outline by Rachel Cusk
L Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
I Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
N Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
E The Erl-King by Michel Tournier. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray
L The Little Girls by Elizabeth Bowen
O In the Orchard, the Swallows by Peter Hobbs
D Do It Like a Woman … and change the world by Caroline Criado-Perez
G Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
E Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Excuse the little cheat. It was impossible without. Can you do one with your name books?
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