April threw lots of different reads my way making it a really varied, enjoyable month. We had…
- Tin Man by Sarah Winman
- Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Odd Girl Out by Laura James
- See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Sticking to my 2018 reading resolutions, I managed to read a classic and a non-fiction book in April. And Then There Were None really is Christie at her finest, if you are a fan of murder mysteries, I urge you to give it a read. Odd Girl Out is Laura James’ story of being diagnosed with autism as a 45-year-old and how she coped with this. It was a great insight into being autistic and she peppered it with facts to give a better understanding of autism, which I found really interesting. It was a book I was sent, so might not have found it otherwise, so I’m glad it came my way!
Fiction-wise, Tin Man was one of the most emotional reads I’ve had in a while – beautifully written and such a touching story. Loved it. Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling was also great, but on the other end of the emotional scale. It’s a very funny book, steeped in contemporary Irish culture and references. THEN for another completely different read, See What I Have Done was a deliciously creepy story based around the Lizzie Borden murders (if you haven’t heard of them, I’ve explained all in my review) and had me hooked from the very first page. I highly recommend all of these books!
Little Fires Everywhere was, surprisingly, my dud of the month and the only one I won’t be telling people to read. One of those much-hyped books, I thought I would enjoy it, but, for me, it was flawed in so many ways – too many ways to make it an enjoyable read for me. I’ve gone into more detail in my review…
My May TBR stack has The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet and Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace in it, which both look like exciting reads and I’ve just finished The Fear by C.L. Taylor and Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon, so will be popping my thoughts on those up soon.
Until next month, happy reading!