April was a slightly better than average reading month for me, seven books read and a nicely varied bunch as regards genre.
18. The Toy Makers - Robert Dinsdale
19. The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
20. Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear
21. As the Crow Flies - Damien Boyd
22. Cheerfulness Breaks In - Anglea Thirkell
23. Pardonable Lies - Jacqueline Winspear
24. The Riviera Set - Mary S. Lovell (To be reviewed.)
So, seven books, six fiction, one non-fiction, a real mixed bag including three crime yarns, three historical fiction stories and a history of the French Riviera from 1900 to 1960ish. Two of the crime books were also historical so it seems I lived mainly in the first half of the 20th. century for the whole of the month of April...
And it continues as I'm presently reading this:
Churchill featured heavily in The Riviera Set so I'm really just continuing on from that, plus I'm currently watching The Crown on Netflix in which his presence is also rather prevalent. Funny how one thing can often lead to another.
Favourite book of April is this:
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear was *just* superb.
Last month I listed six books I hoped to read in April. Of those I actually read three and abandoned one, so am quite pleased with that.
Books I would like to get to in May:
That last one, Beyond the Footpath by Clare Gogerty, might well be in the running for nicest cover of the year come the end of December. :-)
One difficultly is staring me in the face already. The first two books are Icelandic, which to choose for the European Reading Challenge? Eeeek... I don't need this kind of stress!
Happy reading in the glorious month that is May.