Hi - I have just read Lovereading's latest recommendations and shamelessly voted for Mary Renault for the 'Lost Booker' prize as I loved her books as a teenager. (I say shamelessly as I haven't read them - and there must be strong competition from Muriel Spark and Patrick White and the others - great reputations as writers.) 'The Bull from the Sea' was the Mary Renault book I remember - about Theseus and Ariadne from A's point of view.
Anyway, Katharine McMahon is guest editor this month, and has chosen her favourite books . I think 'Stuck in a Book' will like these too!
I also enjoyed KM's The Rose of Sebastopol and The Alchemist's Daughter (you can find out about those through the link at 'favourite books' and read extracts).
And now the season is almost right for reading outside - have preempted summer by sitting against my apple tree with my book and tea and Hot Cross bun!