The feature photograph above is the public library in George Town, Exuma. The library closed during the coronavirus restrictions, and was repainted and refurbished at the end of 2020 in readiness for the formal reopening in January 2021. The library is run by volunteers from local, expatriate and cruising community for the benefit of everyone in George Town.
Again, I will mainly read books based on the places in which I’m travelling, and I have jumped straight into an American based novel by an American author.
American Tabloid – James Ellroy
A Very Short Introduction to the US Civil War – Louis P Masur
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Florida Roadkill – Tim Dorsey
Tourist Season – Carl Hiaasen
V for Vendetta – Alan Moore & David Lloyd
The Deep Blue Goodbye – John D MacDonald
Fortune Favors the Dead – Stephen Spotswood
The Great Reset – Klaus Schwab & Thierry Malleret
The Pearl – John Steinbeck
American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins
A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway
Duma Key – Stephen King
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A Very Short Introduction to the Mexican Revolution – Alan Knight
Around the World in Six Years – Henry Holt
Master & Commander – Patrick O’Brian
Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Long Way – Bernard Moitessier
Flashman – George MacDonald Fraser
The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
Velvet was the Night – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Back in the Jug Agane – Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle
Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Hurricane Season – Fernanda Melchor
The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
As it will soon be Halloween I read the horror story, The Rats – James Herbert
Silverview – John Le Carré
Sea Lord – Bernard Cornwell
I pre-ordered Never – Ken Follett to download on the day of publishing. Ken Follett is my favourite author and therefore a great choice for my 30th book of the year, and at 800+ pages it may well be my last book of 2021.
It’s November and I’m visiting the UK, so what better book to read than….Tomorrow will be a Good Day – Captain Tom
The Trial – Franz Kafka…and probably the weirdest book I’ve ever read!
Just five more sleeps to Christmas so I’ll wait to see what books I get in my stocking!