My Wonderful Reading Year – December 2021 – The Journey Continues.

Christmas has come and gone, the world once again feels a very scary place and books continue to be a constant support. I still struggle to concentrate admin current events, but my reading slump has at least for now eased and it has been a month full of wonderful reads. This is my last wonderful reading year post of 2021 and it is a cracker!

The book that brought me out of my reading slump is the wonderful The Visitors by Caroline Scott. This is a moving story of how the trauma of World War One, was felt throughout the years that followed. It is also the story of how one women seeks to escape the debilitating grief that has dominated her life.

I have read some stunning non-fiction books this year and this beauty is another! Diary Of A Young Naturalist is a beautifully written story of a young autistic mans relationship with the natural world around him. About how it is both a sanctuary and a source of strength to him.

The Unwrapping of Theodora Quirke by Caroline Smailes is my kind of festive read. Funny, sweary and joyful.

Next came a series of short stories by Rachel Joyce. The stories with A Snow Garden and Other Stories are moving, sometimes bittersweet and always beautifully written.

Next came the wonderful The Silence Of The Girls by Pat Barker. I love fiction books set in and amongst the Greek Myths and this one, is one of the best I have read.

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke is deeply moving and shows us the best of humanity, at a time when we are all surrounded by the fragility of our existence.

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