May Wrap Up

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I started writing this post and completely forgot what I had read in May; thankfully, I have a handy (and very geeky) spreadsheet that acts as a reminder for when I have temporary mind blanks. Looking at my first book, I couldn’t quite believe that I read it in May, it feels like it was so long ago since I started The Hundred-Year-Old Man.

A lot has happened in this month, I’m still settling into the new flat (buying cushions and soft furnishings is a traumatic experience!). It’s also been a bit manic at my new job, which I have a bad feeling is their ‘normal’ level of productivity (eek!).

For the first time ever, I’ve also failed to complete my Classics read – I didn’t manage to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but I did read Cold Comfort Farm instead.

Books Read:

Jonas Jonasson – The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
Beth Thomas – Carry You
Steve Camden – Tape
Mark Zusak – The Book Thief
Stella Gibbons – Cold Comfort Farm

Total Pages Read: 1976

Total pages read this year: 13180

 

Quick Overviews:

Jonas Jonasson – The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared

This isn’t a laugh a minute type book; it’s something that will make you smile whilst turning the pages and chuckle at throughout. I loved this book so much, I’ve already bought his new novel to read.

Beth Thomas – Carry You

An inspiring read about a woman dealing with her mother’s death.

Steve Camden – Tape

A lovely easy read, but not my favourite children’s book of the year in any way.

Mark Zusak – The Book Thief

This is a story about a girl who discovers the power of words; how she uses them to get through the mess that is life, and how they affect people, even Death. It’s the first book in a very long time that has made me cry.

Stella Gibbons – Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm is one of those books that I know I should love; it’s cleverly written, and apparently an act of literary genius. But, no matter how smart you’re trying to be, if I can’t stay awake whilst reading the story, I’m never going to love it.

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