Tuesday, September 01, 2015

6 peculiar and little strange books to read this autumn

Today it's 1st of September, to me that is the start of autumn no matter if autumn in the nature comes before or after the date. I think it's because I always started university around the 1st and it has kept with me. Since autumn is also very much entwined with reading and sipping tea I thought I'd share some books I've found intriguing and put on my must read list.

1. The Grace keepers by Kirsty Logan
"Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales, The Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably changed world: one that harbors the same isolation and sadness, but also joys and marvels of our own age." - from Goodreads

2. The chimes by Anna Smaill
"The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music." - from Goodreads

3. Weathering by Lucy Wood
"As the first frosts of autumn herald the coming of a long winter and Pepper and Ada find themselves irresistibly entangled with the life of the valley, each will discover the ways that places can take root inside us and bind us together. " - from Goodreads

4. Magpie hall by Rachel King
"Magpie Hall explores the fleshly taboo around class and tattoos in the Victorian era; the intimacy and atavistic nature of a marriage and contemporary relationships; the potentially obsessive/ compulsive behaviour of collecting flora, fauna (and other things) that can decimate native species and ruin lives." - from Goodreads

5. The rental heart and other fairytales by Kirsty Logan
"Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world." - from Goodreads

6. Diving Belles by Lucy Wood (same author as nr. 3)
"Straying husbands lured into the sea can be fetched back, for a fee. Magpies whisper to lonely drivers late at night. Trees can make wishes come true - provided you know how to wish properly first. Houses creak, fill with water and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains and worrying about frayed carpets. A teenager's growing pains are sometimes even bigger than him. [...] In these stories, Cornish folklore slips into everyday life." - from Goodreads

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