May was a slightly slower reading month for me. Not sure why, I just had a mini-slump somewhere in the middle. There were a few books I started and didn’t want to finish, so that always disrupts my rhythm and it takes me a little while to get back into it, which thankfully I now have. So, the books I did manage to finish in May were:
- The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
- The Fear by C.L. Taylor
- Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
- Who is Tom Ditto? by Danny Wallace
- Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
- Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
My May non-fiction choice was Bookworm, Lucy Mangan’s memoir of books she read as a child and it was a lovely trip down memory lane, our younger selves read very similar books. I really recommend this to all my fellow bookworms! My fiction mix was varied – Who is Tom Ditto? is great if you’re looking for a funny read with a unique plot and try The House Swap if you fancy a suspenseful page-turner that will put you off EVER wanting to do a house swap in real life.
June is also looking good as I’ve currently started all of the books in the above picture. It’s quite unlike me to have three books on the go at once, but here we are. I’m on a bit of an Agatha Christie kick at the moment, so Five Little Pigs is my next one. I have a paperback from the library but am listening to this on audiobook. I find Christie’s stories lend themselves perfectly to audiobooks – they’re just the right length (about 6 hours listening time) and the big reveal at the end means you want to keep listening. I love Patrick Ness and am excited to finally be reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, so far it’s shaping up to be a great start to the Chaos Walking trilogy. Robert Webb’s bio, How Not to be a Boy, is my non-fiction read for the month and it’s brilliant, I’m racing through it, he’s such a clever funny man. Looking forward to writing reviews for these!