I finished reading It could happen to you by Isla Dewar last night. "Fresh, likeable and wincingly familiar" says Scotland on Sunday and it is just that. It is an amusing, often poignant observation of life in a small Scottish village through the eyes of a young woman who got away and then returned. A good book to take on holiday, which the Richard and Judy summer selection is supposed to be.
I've been looking at the three remaining titles in the R&J parcel. I am going to judge Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon by its cover and consign it straight to the charity box. The cover tells me that Helen wants to get rid of her married lover and presents two possible plans of action. If you have any taste you won't really want to know, so I'll make that judgement for you and save myself the embarrassment of typing them. (I think this belongs to the 'chick lit' genre, the kind of book that appears chapter by chapter on blogs, inviting comment)
I thought The House at Riverton by Kate Morton might sit on my shelf until I have the flu. It might be just the kind of undemanding book to get me through days of convalescence. Then I looked inside and decided I would never be quite that muddle-headed, so that's for the charity box too. That leaves Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday. I am going to trust the recommendations by Elaine over at Random Jottings and Marina Lewycka, author of A short history of tractors in Ukrainian and start on it tonight.
No more 'bargain book deals' for me. If I want to save money in future I will follow erp's advice and look up the used books on Amazon. We will be spending a few days in Bath soon, so we could just do a little detour to Temple Cloud and visit the Book Barn ......