... Jacob's Room Has Too Many Books by Susan Hill, due out in October.
"When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? The two are gloriously wedded, as Susan Hill shows.
Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through Alan Bennett's diaries, Virginia Woolf and the writings of twelfth-century monk Aelred of Rievaulx, Susan Hill charts a year of her life through the books she has read, re-read or returned to the shelf. From beneath a shady tree, or the warmth of a kitchen, Hill reflects on what her reading throws up, from writing and writers to politics and religion, as well as the joy of dandies or the pleasure of watching geese cross a meadow.
Full of wry observations and warm humour, as well as strong opinions freely aired, this is a rare and wonderful insight into the rich world of reading."