I didn’t realise how much I read in May! I have been feeling a bit slumpy in my reading lately again, always feeling like I should be doing something else and then not concentrating on the book I am reading because I am feeling guilty for reading – so I was surprised to look at my reading journal and see that there were another 4 books looking back at me for May, how did that happen?!
First up was The Complete Notes by Bill Bryson. I remember reading Notes from a Small Island a few years ago, but I forgotten some of the gems that this book held, I thoroughly enjoyed giggling and snorting my way through this one. Notes from a Big Country was a slight let down for me – I didn’t realise that it was a collection of columns rather that one big piece – so I did find myself getting slightly bored by the end of it. Still Bill Bryson laugh out loud funny in places though, so not to be completely overlooked.
Agatha Christie almost never fails to get me reading – I love the silly, fun and very readable stories she wrote, and I can’t help but lap them up. I love the characters, the names, the premise of the books, everything. Brilliant!
The Secret Garden was a childhood favourite of mine – I have a very funny old copy of it with a very precise date of 28/03/1991 written in the front along with my full name, so I must have liked it! I really enjoyed rereading this one as an adult. It is very of its time in places, but it was thoroughly enjoyable. It really made me want to get out in the garden and try and make things grow myself, so I did plant some seeds while I was reading this one – let’s hope I have the magic touch like the children in this book seem to!
I couldn’t help myself, after The ABC Murders I was in an Agatha mood. I have a mini plan to try and read all of her books in publication order – whether this will come to anything is another thing, but I do have The Secret Adversary on order at the library which is number two. I had read this one before, but I couldn’t remember who the murderer was – I did remember certain aspects of how it was done, but the denouement at the end was still almost a complete surprise. Can’t get enough mystery/crime books at the moment!
As always, I am not sure what June holds for me reading wise, so I will just take it as it comes and see where things go.
What have you read this month? Anything exciting on the horizon for June?
PS – As always this project was started by Laura over at Circle of Pine Trees– go and say hi, her blog is wonderfully lovely! You can find more information about The Year in Books project by visiting the page on her blog here.