I am behind with my year in books. I actually finished my January book a good two weeks ago. I really enjoyed 'Expo 58' - it was everything you might expect from Jonathan Coe, a satirical look at British life with the usual tinge of dry humour. A little bit E.M. Forster with a touch of James Bond!
This post was really designed to introduce my February book but I have to tell you that I have read my intended book - 'Shock of the Fall' by Nathan Filer. Once I picked this book up I found I was constantly looking for time to get back to it. A book that looks at grief, love and madness, it is Nathan Filer's first novel and he drew on his experience as a mental health nurse for his subject matter. I felt for the main character all the way through and was totally absorbed by his journey into mental illness. It is a beautifully told story and one that will stay with me for some time to come. I would not hesitate to recommend this book.
Now I need another book!