Joining in with Laura for #theyearinbooks, my choice for February is Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple.
I perused the Persephone catalogue happily for a few hours, eventually settling for this novel. It arrived by post a little while ago and I have loved delving into it.
For my January read I chose This Perfect World by Suzanne Bugler. A book from my bookshelf which had gone unread until now. The novel is well written, tackling the difficult subject of bullying head on.
The story focuses on Laura, as she enjoys her seemingly blissful existence, that is, until her less than perfect past comes back to haunt her. It is a quick read which is dark and uncomfortable at times. The story vividly illustrates how perfect existences can collapse like a tower of cards. Whilst I couldn't say that I really liked this book it made interesting, if unsettling reading.
I am looking forward to my next book and will be having a look through Goodreads to help me choose.
If you fancy joining in or finding inspiration for reading more you can find Laura and lots of lovely bibliophiles here.