Wednesdays are for linking up with Kat at As Kat Knits. Unraveled Wednesday is a weekly gathering of bloggers who share their reading and knitting for the week. They are truly the most welcoming and kind group of people on the internet, so feel free to visit as many blogs as you can!
This week I’m sharing two atmospheric books that are perfect for this season and no (!) knitting.
Books Finished This Week:
The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks
This book reminded me so much of my favorite author, Kate Morton. It flashes back and forth between 2015 and 1940/41 as Virginia, now an 86 year old woman, remembers coming to Salt Winds when she was adopted as a 10 year old. Salt Winds is a broody cottage on the edge of a dangerous saltmarsh. There’s a WWII element, family secrets, and so much coziness! It was a lovely tale, but not quite as masterful as a Morton novel. It is totally worth reading though, because it’s still quite well done. And it’s less than 300 pages, so it doesn’t require a large commitment.
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
Thornyhold is the perfect September book for me. Geillis Ramsey inherits Thornyhold, a cottage, from her Aunt Geillis Saxon. The whole village believes that Aunt Geillis is a witch and the young Gilly soon gains that reputation by association. This novel is full of the coziest details: spiffying up a long unused cottage, organizing the gardens, cooking delicious English meals in an Aga. There’s a romance element, but it doesn’t overpower the story. I hadn’t read this in a couple of years and it was even better than I remembered; I’m already looking forward to rereading this next September!
I think I’m giving up knitting. Who needs knitting? I know I don’t need knitting.
Just kidding. But I don’t have any progress to show you on that belt for my Spark Cardigan. Not one single stitch. Thank you all for the encouragement last week. I’m okay with no progress – I’ve been using my knitting time for other things that I’m happy with. Perhaps I’ll catch fire this week and have a finished belt to share with you next week. Or perhaps… not. Tune in to find out!
Thanks for visiting today! Are you gathering any atmospheric reads for the fall?