Fiction for 2016

At the end of 2015 I started a lovely habit of reading a few pages of fiction before bed - Servants Hall by Margaret Powell if you're wondering, which is said to have inspired Downton Abbey. It was the perfect way to end the day! I tend to read theology, parenting, and marriage books, which are all on the meaty/educational/intense side of things so they're not the best for bedtime. The other option was watching a bit of TV or scrolling through blogs on my iPhone before bed, which both leave me all second-windy and fancy-free and up way past my ideal bedtime.

So I'm excited to read a whole lot more fiction this year. I'm ready to give my Kobo a whirl, and I love that I can borrow some of these books from the library and read them on my eReader! Here's my list so far. I just finished Thank You Jeeves and it was really fun, clean, and smart. I've just been informed by the Montreal Library that both Primates of Park Avenue and All the Light We Cannot See are now available (I was on reserve) and have been uploaded automatically to my Kobo, so I better get reading!

You don't have to look far to notice my genres of choice. Historical fiction, British authors, WWII, anything-gentry, basically books that will fill the Downton-shaped void in my life now that the series is over. And the odd fluffy read, because I'M ONLY HUMAN! :)

Snobs by Julian Fellows
Thank You Jeeves by P.G Wodehouse
Love and Inheritance trilogy by Fay Weldon

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Sugar Girls by Duncan Barrett
Aprons and Silver Spoons by Molly Moran

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
The Royal We by Heather Cocks


  1. I also like historical fiction once in a while. So you still learn some stuff, but the easy way :) ! I'm gonna take a look at some of those titles !

    1. exactly!! check the library, they have a few of the titles :)