What with one thing and another, I got a lot of reading done.
“The Five People you meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom is a dreadful book. Avoid.
“Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson is very good but has far too many characters for the feeble minded. Hard to follow (is Shirley related to Michelle and who the hell is Caroline and what is Olivia to Sylvia etc.).
“Making Babies” by Anne Enright is not half as good as “Le BÃ©bÃ©” by Marie Darrieussecq. As you might guess, both books cover largely the same territory.
That is all.