September Rewind

It’s time to rewind. September seems to be the month for books that made me cry.

2012: One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper – you’ll laugh and cry.

2013: The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – lush.

2014: Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett – prepare to feel conflicted.

2015: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara – dear God. This book…

2016: Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift – surprising.

2017: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett – very funny.

12 responses

  1. I’ve read only Golden Boys – agree with you about ‘generic’ suburbia, though the suburbs I suggested were a little down market on Doncaster. If I ever get the time, of the others I’ll try A Little Life.

    • You really need to be in a good place to read A Little Life – it’s quite upsetting and confronting in a number of ways. I found it incredibly immersive and felt totally wrung out when I finished it. You’ve been warned!

    • Yeah, choose your time carefully. I read it on holiday – although it was far from light and cheery, I had the time to read large chunks. Despite its length, I tore through it.

  2. I thought Mothering Sunday was such a little gem! Loved it! I loved This is Where I Leave You and have been meaning to try another Jonathan Tropper for awhile now!

  3. Do you know what is really terrifying? I was going to say I haven’t read any of those books but meant to read Golden Boys. But then (when I looked at your review) had this vague suspicion I HAD read it…. so had to check Goodreads! (The verdict was I hadn’t, so I’m obviously getting it mixed up with something else!)

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