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May Wrap Up and Challenge Update

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May has been good to me as far as reading is concerned, mainly thanks to two weeks holiday and a broken car (or we would have been out exploring).Here goes:


March - Geraldine Brooks  Ironically the first book of the month. A great historical fiction read.


Idaho: A Novel - Emily Ruskovich  My next read thanks to Booktube. Not my usual kind of read and not what I expected but...riveting.


The Girls: A Novel - Emma Cline  Another untypical read for me. A shop assistant at Waterstones book store recommended it and I enjoyed it.


All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel - Elan Mastai  My initial reaction to this one was that I liked the writing style but hated the main character so I put it away for a few days. When I picked it up again I was so glad I did. Putting the future right starts with one true love.


The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood  A reread for me. I was hearing a lot on Booktube about it again and thought I would give it another go. I enjoyed it much more this time.


Method 15/33 - Shannon Kirk  An easy, entertaining thriller to while away a few hours. Go girl!


The Good People - Hannah Kent  I liked this one more than Burial Rites. It felt more polished and I found myself really involved with the characters.


Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel  What an awesome cover (no not this one but my cover, it has a face on it with silver stars over it on a matt black background). Awesome story to go with it though I really need to read the second part now. Anyone know when it is out in paperback?


Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch  What does a man do when so many of his replicas turn up to take over his life? Great read.


And finally

Fairyland (S.F. Masterworks) - Paul J. McAuley  My first Paul McAuley. I enjoyed his writing but it had more of a fantasy feel to it than sci-fi. If you can really make that distinction. Intriguing but it felt a little like hard work.


So, that was 10 books read from cover to cover as well as I-don't-know-how-many started books that I can't really get in to. I have a bit of a book hangover, I don't seem to be able to settle to any one book at the moment. The good news is that I am well ahead on my challenge (I was falling behind at the start of May) but the bad news is there wasn't a single classic, non-fiction or German book in there. Not doing too well on my one of each every month there. 


My plan for June is to finish some of the books I started in May or earlier and I have a couple of library holds that I should now read. No pressure :-)


Happy reading to all you book fiends x