The 1954 Club starts today, hosted by Karen and Simon, who ask everyone to read one or more books published in 1954 – in any language, format, or place – and share their reviews. Together, they will put together an overview of the year.
Books I’ve read and reviewed on this blog:
- Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
- Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
- The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
And these I read years ago before I began blogging, so no reviews:
- Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier – fictional biography about one of du Maurier’s who was the mistress of Frederick Augustus, the Duke of York and Albany (the ‘Grand old Duke of York’), a son of George III.
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding – a novel about a group of schoolboys stranded on an island and what happens when their behaviour descends into darkness.
- Under the Net by Iris Murdoch – the first book by her that I read when I was a teenager and I didn’t really understand it!
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien – I’ve read all of the Lord of the Rings books more than once in the past and I was hoping to re-read this the first book for the 1954 Club, but have only just started it.
- The Two Towers by J R R Tolkien – the second book in the trilogy.
- Katherine by Anya Seton – this novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family.
I’ve decided to re-read the Lord of the Rings this year, but my review will not be ready this week!