Not very much reading getting done this month... What a surprise! But I have recently finished this fun story, Man at the Helm, from Nina Stibbe. I've read her autobiographical letters to her sister "Love, Nina", and saw the TV show based on them and thoroughly enjoyed both. At first I wasn't too sure about this as I didn't think it was going anywhere but I really warmed to this story of two sisters, trying to find a new man for their Mum who has fallen on hard times. It is joyful and funny and about a lot more than just "getting a man". It is a fabulous observation of a disfunctional family. I think there are similarities with the family in "Love, Nina" and I imagined the mum in the story as Helena Bonham Carter who played the Mum in the TV series.
I've also rediscovered the library recently. We always used the library when I was a child, and I used it constantly when my boys were small but when our little local branch closed I got out of the habit of travelling into town to borrow books. I would probably never have read this if I hadn't spotted it on the library shelf so I'm determined to keep up this library habit! Which reminds me... this is due back today!