The combination of lockdown and my Kindle means I am just flying through books at the moment (easier to read on with my boys here all day, every day…) May was a good reading month; I clocked in with 7 reviews! All fiction though, I need to make a note to add some non-fiction into the mix soon, if anyone has any recommendations…
My May Reviews:
/ Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski
/ The Body Lies by Jo Baker
/ The Lost Ones by Anita Frank
/ The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
/ One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie
/ The Bees by Laline Paull
/ Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue
It’s really tricky for me to pick a favourite from this bunch. I can genuinely say I loved them all. My Agatha Christie pick was the best one I’ve read from her in ages and makes me want to crack on with Miss Marple’s back-catalogue immediately.
The Lost Ones was a brilliant, clever ghost story and Scenes of a Graphic Nature was a contemporary look at identity and roots – so they have nothing in common except both being reads I loved!
One Year of Ugly was my first novel narrated by a refugee, which was eye-opening and The Bees was my first novel narrated by, well… a bee. Also eye-opening. As you can see the mix is varied, which is probably why I enjoyed them all so much.
I also gave my WWW post for May a Gothic focus. Expect a few more Gothic reviews to be cropping up over the next few months! I’ve never themed one of these posts before, but I’ve never found myself pulled to a certain genre like this before. And during lockdown when the world’s gone weird. I’m sure there’s a correlation there somewhere, perhaps I should write a blog about it…
Until next month, happy reading!