I have too many books on my bookshelves that remain unread (simply because there are not enough free hours in the day and my TBR list keeps growing and growing). You too?
I decided to give myself a little reading challenge. I picked four books from my shelves to read this fall.
The Teahouse Detective by the one and only Baroness Orczy
The Teahouse Detective is a collection of short stories by Baroness Orczy. Baroness Orczy wrote the delightful Scarlet Pimpernel. If you haven’t read The Scarlet Pimpernel you are in for a treat. And then after you read it, watch the BBC series from 1999. Richard E. Grant plays The Scarlet Pimpernel and the lovely Elizabeth McGovern plays his wife, Lady Marguerite Blakeney. And if you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, then it won’t be lost on you that Grant appeared in an episode. He portrayed a man who was madly in love with McGovern’s character, Cora. I digress. I’m really looking forward to reading this mystery short story collection. (Speaking of The Scarlet Pimpernel: We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel.)
High Rising by Angela Thirkell
I’ve never read Angela Thirkell, but she is loved by so many readers that I wanted to give her a try. This is the first book in her Barsetshire series, published in 1933. It’s set during the Christmas season. Perfect for some November reading.
Tea with Mr. Rochester by Frances Towers
I bought this book purely based on the title during my last visit to Persephone Books. Mr. Rochester is very near and dear to my heart (we shall overlook the fact that he locked his poor wife in the attic). I’m looking forward to reading this collection of short stories. I’m becoming a fan of bite-sized literature. Plus, you know I love my Persephone Books!
The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D.E. Stevenson
This is the third book in the Miss Buncle Series. I previously wrote about Miss Buncle’s Book and Miss Buncle Married. They are both such fun and feel-good books. In this third book, Miss Buncle is now Mrs. Abbott and it appears that she is up to more hijinks. Reading this book will be a delight.
What’s on your reading list? Any new or old books for you?
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