My forgotten books have been coming from my "little green book", a record I began keeping in 1975 that shows title, author, and date when I completed reading the book. On 1 January 2000 I graduated to a little red book because the bindings that held the green book together were disintegrating. By the end of this year the two books between them will hold list about 2,800 books read over a period of 34 years. I read more now than I used to. That has a lot to do with the little birds having flown the nest. What I can also track from the records is my growing interest, indeed passion, for reading crime fiction, and the authors who have been most influential in shaping my reading tastes.
In my blog postings I use the tag Friday's forgotten books, and clicking on the link will generate all my postings, but here is a list of them.
- CRIMINAL CONVERSATION, Nicholas Freeling - #5 in the Van der Valk series
- THE DOUBLE IMAGE, Helen MacInnes
- THE DAUGHTER OF TIME, Josephine Tey
- DON'T LOOK NOW, Daphne du Maurier
- HALLOWEEN PARTY, Agatha Christie
- WHEN IN ROME, Ngaio Marsh
- MAIGRET TAKES THE WATERS, Georges Simenon