As we enter October I've looked back at my reading journal (kept since 2002) to see what I was reading on this day in previous years. Unsurprisingly, some books remain vivid in the memory while others have faded. I've marked with an asterisk the ones I'd particularly recommend.
2014: *The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse - a compelling gothic thriller.
2013: Harpoon at a Venture by Gavin Maxwell.
2009: The Good Parents by Joan London.
2006: Negotiating With The Dead: A Writer on Writing by Margaret Atwood
2004: *A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth - a love story and much more; vast.
2003: *Joyce Grenfell: A Biography by Janie Hampton - a lovely look at a lovely subject.