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So far this year I’ve read over 200 books but only given 5 stars to about 9. I thought, as this is my last column for the library, that I’d share those titles with you.

I read for enjoyment. Life is too short to waste it on books that leave me wanting an editor’s red pen or make me feel dreadful about man’s inhumanity to man. Be assured if you read the following titles you will enjoy the experience! Of course, lists are purely subjective, so apologies in advance if my tastes do not align with yours.

The Keeper of Lost Things    Ruth Hogan

The Little Teashop of Lost and Found    Trisha Astley

Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine    Gail Honeyman

The Stars are Fire    Anita Shreeve

The Art of Purring    David Michie

Dark in Death    J D Robb

Dear Mrs Bird    AJ Pearce 



The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village    Joanna Nell


Our House    Louise Candlish


I’m moving out of the area and shall miss the great array of new books the library gets each month. I’ll have to resort to my Kindle or the SCC library where the wait for the latest releases will be ages. You lucky people can continue using your local volunteer run library. Feel free to become a volunteer or join up as a borrower.

I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrated with loved ones.

As ever, happy reading

Julie Cobham