We enjoyed listening to member’s reviews of the books they have been reading this year, and walked away with a few new reads from the book sale. Our Bountiful Basket draw was also held and the winner was Elizabeth Liddell.
The books reviewed were:
“Charlotte” by Helen Moffett (recommended by Lorraine Meltzer) – Set 7 years after her marriage to Mr. Collins, Charlotte rekindles her friendship with Elizabeth. From Good Reads, “Fresh, feminist addition to the post-Austen canon.”
“The Canterbury Tales, An illustrated selection rendered into modern English” by Nevill Coghill (1951);
“The Canterbury Tales, an Illustrated Edition, Translated into Modern English” by Nevill Coghill (1986);
“Tales of the Canterbury Pilgrims Retold from Chaucer & Others” by E.J. Harvey Darton (1904);
“The Pocket Chaucer” by Theodore Morrison (1955); and
“The Life & Times of Chaucer” by John Gardner (1977) (recommended by Keiko Parker)
“Pride & Premeditation” and “Sense & Second Degree Murder” by Tirzah Price (recommended by Naomi Sutherland) – Murder mysteries with the same Austen characters we know and love.
“Hamnet & Judith” by Maggie O’Farrell (recommended by Carol Sutherland) – Historical fiction. A clever story about grief centered around Shakespeare’s children (twins).
“Still Life” by Sarah Winman (recommended by Elspeth Flood) – Historical fiction containing quirky and memorable characters.