Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides Sad, but occasionally amusing insights into the brief lives of five socially isolated sisters, as told years later by the boys who had fantasised about them in their teens. Although you know from the outset that they all commit suicide, it has plenty of insights and surprises to maintain reader interest.

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast
Mervyn Peake