Here are a few things Bev asks us to consider.
Favourite cover so far
My favourite cover is from the Swedish translation of "The Last Girls" by Lee Smith. It is a wonderful cover and it was really the title in Swedish that made me buy the book. It is called "Mississippi Starts in the Lobby at the Peabody Hotel". I really loved this book and a review will follow.
Who has been your favourite character so far? And tell us why, if you like.
Mrs Jordan in "Mrs Jordan's Profession" by Claire Tomalin. She was a famous actress in the end of the 18th century and mistress to Prince William, future king William IV. She seems to have been quite a fantastic woman, living a rather independent life for a woman in those days. A fascinating character.
Have any of the books you read surprised you - if so, in what way?
Here I choose "The Go-Between" by L.P. Hartley. Not only has it one of the most famous book beginnings, but it is a fantastic read. I was recommended the book by a friend, who said it was one of the best books she ever read. That always scares me a bit, but I can only agree with her. A wonderful set of characters who intertwine in a way that has unexpected consequences. The ending was just great.
Title Scrabble: see if you can spell a word using the first letter of the first word in the title of some/all of the books you have read so far. Feel free to consider A, An or The as the first word or not as it helps you with your word hunt.
Dr Luther & Mr Hyde
All Roads Lead to Austen
Mrs Jordan's Profession
Sweet Bird of Youth
(The) Last Girls
Thank you Bev for hosting this interesting and demanding challenge. It keeps us going and fighting for one mountain higher than the other. Enjoyable it is!