My notebook tells me that I've read eight books this month. It really doesn't feel like it. How odd. What's more disturbing is that we're four weeks away from being halfway through the year. Now that is scary!
Anyway, the books are:
32. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
33. The Provincial Lady in America - E.M. Delafield. The third book in the omnibus I own. Not reviewed but it was delightful... funny, beautifully observed, a real pleasure to read.
34. The Vineyards of Champagne - Juliet Blackwell
35. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
36. Summer at the Lake - Erica James
37. The Body in the Dumb River - George Bellairs
38. Footnotes - Peter Fiennes (to be reviewed)
39. The Nine of Us: Growing up Kennedy - Jean Kennedy Smith (to be reviewed)
It seems I might be a bit behind with reviews. (In fact I have two short ones done of books 36 and 37 and 39 will be joining them soon in a 'catch-up' post.)
So anyway, that was a very interesting reading month. Why? Well usually eight books might include four, five sometimes six murder mysteries. This month? One. My May reading included two non-fictions, a science-fiction, two contemporary fiction books written by women (not my usual fare), one crime yarn and two classics (I'm counting The Provincial Lady books as such.) And here's another odd thing, I loved all of them apart from the crime story which I didn't hate at all but just found a trifle pedestrian.
I can't even choose a favourite this month because five of them were so good. I'm looking back at May and thinking what a super month it was for books! I really hope June will be equally as excellent.
These are the three books I'm reading at the moment:
The Kennedy book will be finished today, the other two will be my first books for June. And June will also be spent having a good time with Carl's 'Venture Forth' for which I've already finished one book and almost finished another.
Happy reading in June!