It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What are you Reading copy

It’s Monday which means it’s time to discuss our reading weeks. This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Last week I had a wonderful time visiting Bath, it was great to have some time to relax and just take some time to see some sights and get a massive fix of history. Bath is a magically city and it’s like being in a Georgian time capsule! I have so much to write about my trip so please check back this week, over even better follow the blog!

For any Jane Austen fans here are a couple of pictures of her old house in Bath!

Jane Austen's House - BathJane Austen's House Bath

This week I finished reading A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff, this was a lovely thought-provoking book. Like other books I have read and written about it focusses a little on the history and the people who wore vintage clothes. The book deals beautifully with the relationships between young and old. There are some very sad moments especially when the book refers back to one characters experiences during the second world war. I’d highly recommend this and will be including it in The Vintage Book Group.

A Vintage Affair

This week I also started reading Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell, I’m a big fan of her books and so far this one is brilliant. This is another book which flashes between modern-day and the past and so far it is working really well. I am intrigued to see what happens and I have a feeling I’m going to get through this really quickly!


My ‘to-be-read’ pile is similar to last week except I’ve added a couple of new titles which I picked up in a charity shop in Bath…


The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice – A Glass Full of Blessings by Barbra Pym – Jane Austen’s Guide to Romance by Lauren Henderson – Laura’s Handmade Life by Amanda Addison, Never Can Say Goodbye by Christina Jones


Don’t forget to join The Vintage Book Group on Goodreads here



  1. Belle January 28, 2013 / 11:16 am

    Thanks so much for posting Jane Austen’s Bath house. I would love to visit someday. A lot of your reads look perfect for me. Have a good week!

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:17 am

      Thank you, Bath is amazing, it’s like walking through a Jane Austen novel! Nothing is changed since she lived in the city.

  2. Bettina Grissen January 29, 2013 / 4:46 am

    The books you read look very good to me, I wrote down the titles so thank you for the tips,

    Have a good week,
    kind regards,

  3. therelentlessreader January 29, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing those pictures, I love them!!

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:18 am

      No problem, I will be posting a few more next week 🙂

  4. Lindsey January 30, 2013 / 1:38 am

    How wonderful that you got to visit Jane Austen’s house! That must have been a great experience.

    A Vintage Affair looks great. I will definitely check it out!

    • vintagefrills January 30, 2013 / 10:20 am

      There is also a Jane Austen museum in Bath but sadly it was closed for building work. It is however a great excuse to go back! 🙂

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