I´m back after a wonderful relaxing and fun week home, and will now attempt to work through all your great posts and reply to your nice comments. Google reader will have to wait till tomorrow though, I took one look at the number of articles and nearly fainted!
May was a great reading month for me, I was quite ecstatic until I saw other people´s recaps. I guess I´ll just have to live with the fact that 11 books is much more than I normally read and probably the most I´ll ever manage in a month. My library book pile is never going to get smaller 😀
Here´s the complete list:
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Sartrapi)
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (M.C. Beaton)
Lady Audley´s Secret (Mary Elizabeth Braddon)
Love in a Cold Climate (Nancy Mitford)
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (M.C. Beaton)
Die Entbehrlichen/ The Unit (Ninni Holmqvist)
Miss Webster and Chérif (Patricia Duncker)
Shades of Grey (Jasper Fforde)
The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam (Lauren Liebenberg)
The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (James Anderson)
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Elizabeth Taylor)
As you can see I still have a couple of reviews coming up, I really didn´t take much time last week for reading or reviewing. Somehow I seem to read less on vacations. I enjoyed so many of the books I read this month, my favorites were The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Love in a Cold Climate and Miss Webster and Chérif, and The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy and. . . I´m either very good at selecting books that I´ll like or easy to please!
Of course three books were crime novels but I´m glad I seem to be getting back into the genre. I´m very aware that I read mostly U.S. and British literature and although it is my preferred literature, I don´t want to miss out on the great books other parts of the world have to offer. Any recommendations? At least this month I got in works by a Swedish, a South African and an Iranian/ French author. Progress, right? 😉
For June I want to put a dent in my tbr pile, read Sweet Danger for Nymeth´s 1930s challenge, and then read whatever new books I´ll no doubt get from the library.
What was your reading month like? And what are your plans for June?