It's been gardening weather for the last week, so I've been reading a bit less than usual. A tricky jigsaw puzzle has also been taking up my time, but that's the way it goes sometimes and I don't stress over it. It's nice to spend your spare time doing what you fancy rather than what you feel obliged to do. So I've read five books this month, slightly less than normal, but that's ok, next month I may read more. Or less. Or exactly the same number. Who knows!
Anyway, these are they:
13. Weekend at Thrackley - Alan Melville
14. Miss Marple's Final Cases - Agatha Christie
15. The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin - Georges Simenon
16. New Europe - Michael Palin. A trip around the ex-iron curtain countries in 2008 by the intrepid maker of travel documentaries, Michael Palin. I enjoyed the TV series very much but found the book dragged a bit. It was saved by his exquisite writing, he has wonderful descriptive powers and a very amusing way of expressing himself on paper. I laughed quite a lot.
17. City of the Lost - Kelly Armstrong
Favourite book of the five would probably be:
Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville was beautifully written, funny and clever. You can't ask for more than that.
The two books I'm reading at the moment are:
The first is quite long, the second rather harrowing, so they're taking me a while to get through. When I've finished them - hopefully this week - I shall move on to one of these:
Happy reading in April!