Well, May turned out to be another fabulous reading month! I’m always worried my run of great reads will suddenly end when it’s been going on for a while (a few months now and counting…) but let’s not dwell on that – let’s embrace the greatness of my May reads. See below…
My May Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
/ Idol by Louise O’Neill
/ Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
/ Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes
/ The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
/ Vladimir by Julia May Jonas
/ Black Mamba by William Friend
If you’re look for some great summer fiction, this is the list for you.
A hard task, but if I had to pick my favourites Again, Rachel is the superb follow up to Rachel’s Holiday and is everything you want from a Marian Keyes book. Warm, funny, emotional – loved it!
I had so much love for The Dance Tree – top class historical fiction with a heart-tugging pulse running through it – if you’ve never read anything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, I highly recommend her books.
Idol was also standout – a delve into perception, toxic social media and female friendship from Irish author Louise O’Neill, as was Remarkably Bright Creatures, a sort of warm hug in a book for when you need a feel-good story where one of the characters is an octopus. It works!
Then Wrong Place Wrong Time was just the definition of a page-turner. A brilliant time-travelling thriller that made me gasp a few times – always an excellent sign.
Inspired by Wrong Place Wrong Time (and realising my new found appreciation for time-travel themed books) I compiled my Top 5 Time Travel reads, if the genre interests you too.
Fingers crossed June holds up these high standards – until next month, happy reading!