Posts Tagged ‘may reads’

Posting this a few days late as I have been away, but here they are.

43 Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003)

Azar Nafisi (NF)

44 Life’s little Ironies (1894)

Thomas Hardy (F)

45 Zennor in Darkness (1993)

Helen Dunmore (F)

46 House of Silence (2011)

Linda Gillard (F)

47 Jackson’s Dilemma (1995)

Iris Murdoch (F)

48 Miss Mole (1930)

E H Young (F)

49 Journal (2008)

Helen Berr (NF)

50 The old Nurse’s Story and other tales (1906)

Elizabeth Gaskell (F)

51 Flowers for Algernon (1966)

Daniel Keyes (F)

52 Still Missing (1981)

Beth Gutcheon (F)

53 You’ve Gone too far this time, Sir (2011)

Danny Bent (NF)

11 books read during May. 3 of them non fiction. My special mentions though are all fiction. 1 Life's little Ironies – Thomas Hardy – well it's Hardy what can I say 2 Miss Mole – E H Young – a brilliant virago book- about an unusual  and unconventinal woman. 3 Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes – brilliant Scifi – a re-read for me for a book club, glad I had an excuse. 4 Still Missing – Beth Gutcheon – fabulous Persephone read, loved it, loved it!

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Posting very late because I have been away. Still seem to reading very slowly this year – but not to worry i have read some great books during May special mention must go to the persephone book The Expendable man – which I loved so much, also Nuns and Soldiers a great I M book.

43 Nuns and Soldiers

Iris Murdoch (F)

44 The Expendable man

Dorothy B Hughes (F)

45 Small Wonder

Barbara Kingsolver (NF)

46 The Life and times of Michael K

J M Coetzee (F)

47 Clouds of Witness

Dorothy L Sayers (F)

48 A New Song

Jan Karon (F)

49 The Miracle at Speedy motors

Alexander McCall Smith (F)

50 A Slipping down life

Anne Tyler (F)

51 A Sin of Colour

Sunetra Gupta (F)

52 They seek a country

Francis Brett Young (F)

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Looking at last year’s totals – it would seem I am still a few behind  this time last year- I wonder if it is because I am reading more non fiction – (14 so far this year)

anyway this months reads are:

45 West with the Night

Beryl Markham NF

46. A Man like any other

Mary Cavanagh F

47 An Immoral code

Caro Fraser F

48 Someone at a Distance

Dorothy Whipple F

49 Hanging by a Thread

Monica Ferris F

50 An accidental man

Iris Murdoch F

51 Rosamond Lehman

Selina Hastings NF

52 Far Forest

Francis Brett Young F

53 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

Elizabeth Taylor F

54 Crossing the Line

Gillian Philip F

55 Apple of my Eye

Helene Hanff NF


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50 A Severed Head Iris Murdoch
51 The Tiger Ladies Sudha Koul
52 The Dud Avocado Elaine Dundy
53 Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Paul Torday
54 Indiscretion Jude Morgan
55 Poirot’s early cases Agatha Christie
56 The Hindi-Bindi Club Monica Pradhan
57 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle
58 The Rice mother Rani Manicka
59 One Good Turn Kate Atkinson
60 Complete shorter fiction Oscar Wilde

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51 Dairy Queen Days Robert Inman
52 Ragtime In Simla Barbara Cleverly
53 Saplings Noel Streatfeild
54 the Zigzag Way Amita Desai
55 Stage By Stage Jan Jones
56 A Light in the Window Jan Karon
57 Turtle Moon Alice Hoffman
58 The Desert Rose Larry McMurtry
59 Jane and Prudence Barbara Pym
60 The Ballroom on Magnolia Street Sharon Owens
61 Bel Canto Ann Pratchett
62 Vernon God Little DBC Pierre
63 The Priory Dorothy Whipple

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