What I Read in May
Blimey, where did May go? Slow down year. We’ll be putting our bloody Christmas trees up again before you know it.
This month has been a funny month for reading. As in I haven’t read much and I haven’t found a book I’m loving. Let’s take a look…
I started this end of April and I couldn’t put it down. So sad but such an important read in my opinion. You never really know anyone…
Harrowing. That is the word I’d use to describe this account of being imprisoned all your life in a camp in North Korea. You think you know what it must be like. You have no idea. I have no idea. What this man went through is just shocking.
Another cheery book for me. I was so engrossed I read it in one sitting before picking B up from school. This girl, well no, young woman now, is a complete INSPIRATION. She fought tirelessly, along with her father and friends for freedom to an education. And she didn’t give up, even after being shot in the head. A must-read for anyone to be honest.
I didn’t realise when I ordered it from the library that it was a Quick Reads book. They were just in the news – Jojo Moyes saved them from administration. This one was great – everything I needed to know, just a bit shorter!
This is an interesting book and one I’m dipping in and out of when I have ten minutes spare. These sort of books are handy to dot around the home because they help me get off my bloody phone. I’ve learnt so much about the world around me and it’s made me think so much more about how amazing our world is. I can’t say you’d want me around if we got lost in the woods but there are certainly clues and things I look out for now when walking around!
Urgh. A husband accused of raping a colleague he was having an affair with. The subject matter is certainly relevant, but I found this book dull, dull, dull. I hated all the characters and found I skipped a lot of the second half. The author rambles on and on. Don’t bother.
This is a book I can dip in and out of when I feel like it. It inspired me to eat a lot of Asparagus during April!
What have you been reading? Some other mentions include Engel’s England. I read about Somerset and Hertfordshire and that was that. I’m also about to start Walden by Henry David Thoreau. He basically lived in the woods for a while and this is his account.
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