Saturday 31 May 2014

Books read in May

Not a bad reading month was May, all told. Nine books, all pretty good... which is all you can ask for really. Anyway, this is they:

37. The Cuckoo's Egg by C.J. Cherryh

38. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

39. A Fete Worse then Death by Delores Gordon-Smith

40. Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

41. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths

42.The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

43. Detective Stories from the Strand Magazine edited by Jack Adrian

44. The River of Adventure by Enid Blyton (To be reviewed)

45. Demon in the House by Angela Thirkell (To be reviewed)

As usual these days I seem to have specialised in crime yarns, with five of them involving crime of some sort, six if you count The River of Adventure! Most of these qualified for one or even two of the six challenges I'm doing at the moment and those are mostly going really well. There's just one I'm being a bit slow with but it - like most of my challenges this year - still has seven months to run so I'm not having sleepless nights over it just yet...

Anyway, I ought to name a favourite out of my nine books. I always um and ah a bit over this because I read some good ones this month, but really there's one serious contender and that's:

The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths. I gobble each book in this series up like there's no tomorrow and it's one of the few series where I wait avidly for each new book. This latest was one of the best so far.

Looking forward, as I always do, to starting a new reading month. Not sure what I'll read, although you can bet your firstborn that crime yarns will be in there somewhere. Authors I may read next month include Edmund Crispin, D.E. Stevenson, Agatha Christie, Tamora Pierce, Angela Thirkell. And I seriously need to read some non-fic next month as, although I'm halfway through one, I have no actual completed titles on my list for May. Someome should give me a slapped wrist.

Happy June reading!



DesLily said...

wow great reading month!! you did 9 I did 3 lol but I won't give up!!

yeah I am reading another Biography but I need some gothic crime soon !!!! hmmm, maybe I need to read the Thirteenth Tale again! hmmmm I will think on that while I read the Biography lol

BooksPlease said...

I read nine too!

You have some good ones- I've got some of them on my list to read. I'm planning to write my May post tomorrow - if I don't spend the day gardening like I did today . The weather has made the grass grow - and the weeds.

BooksPlease said...

I've just counted and I missed one!

Peggy Ann said...

You put me to shame Cath! I only got 41/2 read this month. I would really like to try the Elly Griffiths books

Cath said...

Pat: I think three is very good given your problems at the moment.

Good luck finding some gothic crime!

Margaret: I'm finding the gardening taking up more time now too. But it's not something I can do all day because I'm a bit arthriticky, so I tend to read in the afternoons.

Peggy: Four and half is better than none, which is what many people manage to read.

The Elly Griffiths books are very very good. Worth a try!