List 5, Traditions:
1. The Apple by Michel Faber: I just finished The Crimson Petal and the White. I loved all 850 pages of it. I didn’t want it to end. The characters live on within me. The Apple is a collection of short stories featuring some of the caracters from Crimson, so I’m diving straight into this in the hopes of keeping Sugar, Sophie, Agnes and William with me a little longer.
2. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox. Another book set in the teeming London streets of the Victorian era. I love a nice thick book that I can get completely lost in.
3. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. The only book not set in Victorian England, this book has been on my list for about 6 years. I’ve started it twice, only to put it aside for another. This time, I WILL get through it.
4. Charles Dickens, a life by Claire Tomalin. Ever since I read David Copperfield by Dickens and Drood by Dan Simmons, I have been fascinated by Dicken’s life. I am not an avid biography reader, but for him, I’ll gladly make an exception.