Hello June, goodbye May…yes, it’s monthly update time again. I have to say, for me, May has been a long month but a good one. I mentioned last month I have been making some decisions and these are all now falling into place. I hope to start writing more about how things are going over the next few months (if I’m brave enough to share that much) but in a nutshell, I have quit my job and am setting out on my own.
It’s not immediate as I have to give three months notice but I have a plan for what to do next with my life and it feels exciting. I’ll be staying in my comfort zone at first (I do project management and write funding requests) but I am hoping to go beyond that with the help of a little (maybe a lot) of retraining. Wish me luck!
Now, onto the important bit…the books I have loved, liked and just weren’t for me this month…I have to say it was a good reading month…
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley, which put a human face on a writer who has written some of my favourite books but whom I knew very little about…and that little turns out to not be true.
As this is the only book I loved this month, it’s no competition for book of the month!
Viral by Helen Fitzgerald, which looks at the nastier side of the internet with a young woman’s sexual exploits becoming a viral video and the fallout for her and her family.
Dead Calm by Inge Löhnig, my first foray into german crime / mystery and a good one with the murder of a well known doctor and suspects who are all in the family.
Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts, an involving police procedural but with the not so nice subject matter of child abuse.
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier , a modern day retelling of Othello which is small and perfectly formed.
Tarot Court Cards for Beginners by Leeza Robertson, a bit of a different read for me but also a hobby I wish I was better at…this book will definitely help!
The Dinosaur Feather by Sissel-Jo Gazan, which was one of those books that wasn’t just long (over 500 pages) but felt long. At the heart was (I think) an interesting mystery but there was so much else I got lost.
And that’s it for me…how has your reading month been?
This month, I’m linking with Kathryn at Book Date and Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction with their monthly round-up posts (clicking on the images will take you to the posts to check out what others have been reading).