My love of fiction is coming back though. I went to the library to have a look and see what took my fancy, but I should have prepared by thinking about what I wanted to read. There seemed to be nothing on the shelves but chick lit and Dickens. But eventually I found Louis de Bernieres' A Partisan's Daughter. I adore LdB. I've read Captain Corelli's Mandolin, the amazing Birds Without Wings, the one about Senor someone and the Coca Lord (which was actually kinda average), but my favourite would have to be Notwithstanding, a collection of short stories set in a small Home Counties village in England.
I had a look at Michiko Kakutani's top 10 books from last year the other day, and was inspired by some of her choices. So I'm going to keep a wish list of books to work my way through, so I'm not stuck in the library next time.
1. Jonathon Franzen: Freedom
2. Zachary Mason: The Lost Books of the Odyssey
3. Charles Frazier: Thirteen Moons
4. Albert Brooks: 2030
5. Anne Enright: The Gathering
What books are on your wish list?