The Year in Books :: June 2016

Well, I am not sure how May seems to have completely slipped by without me noticing – or blogging!  I’m sorry about that – I’ll try and resume normal service soon!

I read some lovely books in May – maybe that’s where all my time meandered off to…

First up was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows.


I really enjoyed this book -I felt connected to the characters which is something that I usually find difficult in a book written via letters.  This one was just very cosy and definitely one I will keep to reread at some point.  Good for a summer read I would think – it is quite short and sweet.

I then had a little non fiction interlude and read The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson


I enjoy Bill Bryson’s writing style – kind of funny and very easy to read.  Another fun read for a summer’s day!  I read Notes from a Small Island a couple of years ago and enjoyed that one, so it was interesting to hear some thoughts on Britain 20 years on.

Next up, sticking with the non fiction, I read The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks.


This was a great read – not something I would normally pick out, but I am very into non fiction nature books at the moment and this one just appealed to me.

Lastly in May I read A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan.


This was a fun read, but I was expecting more dragons!  This one ended up being more about Lady Trent (obvious really as it is a memoir of Lady Trent!) and less about the dragons as a fantasy beast – more about them as a scientific subject.  Still a good read, just not the one I was expecting!

I am still working my way through Song of Rolling Earth by John Lister-Kaye  – this is not one I can read straight through it would seem, so I am taking it slowly and reading bits and pieces when I fancy it.  Luckily there doesn’t seem to be an overarching storyline to it, rather smaller vignettes of highland life, so it lends itself to reading in sporadic chunks!

Are you reading anything wonderful at the moment?

Organdie. x

PS – As always this project was started by Laura over at Circle of Pine Trees– go and say hi, her blog is gorgeous!  You can find more information about The Year in Books project by visiting the page on her blog here.



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