I love sorting books by colour, so today’s Bookending Spring prompt is right up my street! I even had my bookshelves sorted by colour for a while, but ultimately sorting them by author & genre did feel more intuitive.
My green books can be split into two categories: modern paperbacks and old hardbacks.
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. I trailed off halfway through this series (it is good, but just not for me I think) but it’s still on our shelves as my boyfriend thinks he might get round to it one day.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman. This book was written by the author of A Man Called Ove, and does have the same vibes of a grumpy older person learning to open their heart a bit more. Would recommend.
Lydia by Natasha Farrant, a very cosy re-telling of Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of Lydia Bennet. Turns out Wickham is not who we thought he was…
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. The characters in this book felt a bit flat, but it is an interesting story of how the people of a 19th century small Essex village mix folklore with Darwinism.
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. I read this book for a contemporary literature class at university. It tells the story of a painter who reflects on her complicated relationship with her childhood bully.
The Collected Works of Shakespeare (in three volumes: histories, tragedies and comedies). These books used to belong to my grandmother when she studied English and have her notes in the margins. They were passed down to me when I started my degree.
And then four books I have never read, but I love having on my bookshelves as a promise of possibility:
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
A Sentimental Journey and The Journal To Eliza by Laurence Sterne
The Poet Chaucer
The Lyric Poets by Sir Philip Sidney