Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora ThompsonVisit April Genevieve Tucholke's website.
I adored the BBC series of the same name, and decided to pick up the book as well. It's a...peaceful book, one that provides a glimpse into rural English life before industrialization. It doesn't have a plot, per se, (unlike the mini-series)--it's more a series of sketches on nature and outdoor life. It makes me feel calm when I read it, in the same way as books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Another book that's been brilliantly adapted by the BBC. Simon Prebble narrates the audiobook and he is pure genius. This is the fourth time I've listened to it. I love this novel. Deeply. Clarke's dry wit, her imaginative footnotes, her understanding of fairy tales, her darkness...
My Book, The Movie: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.