Countdown to 2023 – Day 10 ‘Under the Tree’ (21 days remaining)


Today is day 10 of my countdown to 2023.  Today’s prompt is ‘Under the Tree’ and I’ve chosen a book that I bought but haven’t yet got round to reading – there were a few to choose from I’m ashamed to say!.  The prompts can be found here if you want to join in.  I’m hoping to use mostly books read this year.  Let’s begin:

 UNDER THE TREE (A book you forgot you owned)

I was so excited to buy this book and also in a ridiculous rush to own a copy and yet I still haven’t read it – what is wrong with me *mutter, mutter mutter*.  Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – has anyone read this one yet?


Tomorrow: Mistletoe – a little bit of romance


Can’t Wait Wednesday : Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.  I cannot even begin to express how excited I am about this book.  I loved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and have been eagerly awaiting news of what Susanna Clarke would write next.  Anyway – here’s the cover and the description (and thanks to Tammy for bringing this to my attention last week and just about making my day):

PiranesiFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

For readers of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller’s CircePiranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Expected publication: September 2020