Lives closely examined: seven books to savour

 

"The Explorer" ~ Rebecca Campbell (rebeccacampbell.co.uk)

“The Explorer” ~ Rebecca Campbell (rebeccacampbell.co.uk)

“Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

I have spent January reading only fiction.  Not deliberately – it just worked out like that.  Perhaps it is that time of year when hunkering down with a good story, while it is damp and chilly outside, is a cracking option.  Perhaps reality needs escaping from at the moment.

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Winter Reading Review

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Photo: Getty; Design: Michael Stillwell (via Pinterest)

 

In my Winter Reading Preview Post, I wrote about a number of books I planned to read before the end of 2016. It is a good job I am not employed as a predictor of the future, because I hardly stuck to this list at all.

Not to worry – I still managed to fit in plenty of engaging and high quality reads.  Here are my reviews of the seven books finished since my last reading review post.

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