According to The Secret, you get what you think about, a fact which was highlighted to me this week when the fourth book I read in a row mentioned knitting. Well not surprising I hear you all cry, after all you love knitting, no doubt you went out and looked for books with a knitting theme. Not so. Three of the books are from the Orange prize list (long). I think it's a case of heightened awareness. I am on a knitting frenzy even for me and also on the look out for a novel that mentions knitting although it has to be published fifty years ago, for a book and book mark swop over at Zoe's knitting bag, and suddenly it seems like every book I pick up has some reference to knitting in it. Of course the main reason is no doubt more scientific than that and simply a case of finding what you look for.
The books in case you're interested are:
I would say the The End of Mr Y was good but hard going at times unless you've studied philospohy or literary Criticism. I perservered to the end but never totally enjoyed it, but enjoyed the way it stretched my thinking.
This one The Road Home I found totally absorbing. Loved the character and the realistic way he was portrayed. Perfect ending.
Have you any novels to add to the list?