I really hoped we could have an extra week of May; June, and July, are set to be busy months for me, and I’m just not ready for them yet! I read 16 books this month, which I’m really pleased about – I was hoping for 20 as I had quite a bit of free time, but since the 26th May, I haven’t read a single page – not that I’m counting or anything! I did manage a fair few from my May TBR Post, along with a few impromptu reads, as always. As I haven’t picked up a book in days, I won’t set a June TBR, I’m just hoping I feel like picking up a book soon, like today, as in right now!
While I continue to feel sorry for myself for not wanting to read anything, let’s recap the month of May. I’ve also included a review copy I received yesterday, it’s just my luck, that on the very same day I posted my book haul, I got some book mail!
The standout books of the month were:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
Trafficked Girl by Zoe Patterson
Read, and recommended, this month:
Needful Things by Stephen King
Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri
Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett
The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan
The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
Snap by Belinda Bauer
The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop
Indigo Lost by S R Summers
Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler
Read this month, but weren’t for me:
Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson
Paper Ghosts by Julia Haeberlin
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Other bookish posts this month:
Criminally Good Book Club:
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Beware the Past by Joy Ellis
ONE TERRIBLE CASE ALWAYS HAUNTED DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD. NOW MANY YEARS LATER, THE KILLER SEEMS TO BE BACK. AND THIS TIME HE’S AFTER MATT.
When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught.
Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It’s of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place.
More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt’s very secret private life.
A KILLER WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO DESTROY A DETECTIVE.
Then another murder happens, with some of the hallmarks of the old case. Has the killer returned or is this just a sick copycat determined to ruin Matt’s life and reputation? Everyone around Matt is in danger as the killer plays mind games with the detective.
In an absolutely breathtaking conclusion, Matt and his team race against time to stop a vicious killer who knows no limits.
The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades (Penguin)
Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on her family’s sprawling sheep station but, with her father’s health in decline, the management of the farm is increasingly falling to her.
Kate is rising to the challenge when the arrival of two Italian POW labourers disrupts everything – especially when Kate finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Luca Canali.
Then she receives devastating news. The farm is near bankrupt and the bank is set to repossess. Given just eight weeks to pay the debt, Kate is now in a race to save everything she holds dear.
And that’s a wrap for May. Join me on the blog… I don’t know when, when I next read a book, I guess! I’ve got a blog tour on the 7th June so I might just take a week off from blogging and recharge my batteries, see if I can get into the swing of reading again. It makes sense, because if I’m not reading, I don’t have any content, so I guess, I’ll see you guys in a week!
What were your reading highlights of the month?