April has been a great reading month for me with seven books read. I´ve been trying to get through my piles of library loot but if I continue borrowing so many books each week I´ll never get to read my own unread books. I guess I´ll make that a resolution!
Here´s the list of books read from April:
The Dud Avocado (Elaine Dundy)
The Other Half Lives (Sophie Hannah)
Songs for the Missing (Stewart O`Nan)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman´s Bag (Alan Bradley)
The Lace Reader (Brunonia Barry)
An Expert in Murder (Nicola Upson)
Cider with Rosie (Laurie Lee)
It´s hard to say which ones are my favorites of April, probably Songs for the Missing, The Weed that Strings the Hangsman´s Bag and Cider with Rosie. Followed by The Dud Avocado and The Other Half Lives. And then An Expert in Murder and The Lace Reader.
After reading the second Flavia book I can hardly wait for book three. If you haven´t read this series yet, please give it a try, it´s quite likely that you´ll fall for Flavia as well!
I also read Sophie Hannah´s The Other Half Lived, a thriller I really enjoyed. I´d recommend starting with book one, The Little Face though, which I´ve been told is fantastic as well.
And another one that seems to be turning out to be a series is Nicola Upson´s mystery novel starring Josephine Tey, set in the 1930s. I enjoyed the non-mystery parts much more than the whodunnit aspect, but I´d recommend everyone to give it a try, I´m just very picky with the mystery genre.
For May I´m trying to work on my library loot pile, I still have 13 books out! Since the weekend here was cold and rainy I spent most of it reading so that I finished my first Agatha Raisin book and the graphic novel Chicken with Plums. It´s hard to say which one took less time, both were really fast reads. I´ll be posting the reviews in the next couple of days. I´m also finally focusing on reading Lady Audley´s Secret, an exciting sensation novel, it reminds me of The Woman in White. I kind of tried to get into Her Fearful Symmetry as well, but I have a feeling that it´d be unfair to read it at the same time as Lady Audley´s Secret. Iris, I read on your blog that there´s a readalong of Symmetry, would you give me the link?
What was your reading month like?