How organised am I. It’s only March 30th and I am writing my monthly update. There must be something in the air…or I have too much time on my hands! How was March for people? Mine wasn’t bad, though it felt a lot longer than February (figuratively and literally). Work was crazy busy and we’ve had lots going on at home (will the painting and decorating every be finished). Still, I managed to fit in reading some book, good, bad and a bit blah…
Human Acts by Han Kang, if it’s possible to love a book with such a hard subject matter – the brutal taking down of a popular uprising in 1980’s South Korea.
Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey, a book that kept me on tenderhooks throughout thanks to it’s great plot and compelling characters.
These books are so different but if I had to choose I would say Human Acts is my book of the month.
The Murder Game by Julie Apple, a.k.a. Catherine McKenzie, one of my favourite authors, where four law students plan the perfect murder and then try to get away with it (or do they?)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, a book I was scared to read because I’d loved her last one so much…I am glad to report I wasn’t disappointed.
The Escape by C. L. Taylor, which finds a young mother (and her small child) on the run and fighting to have herself believed.
The Stranger by Saskia Sarginson, a psychological thriller with a bit of a difference and a strong female character I couldn’t help but like.
The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, another great piece of crime writing and Nordic Noir, this is the start of a new series I can’t wait to read more of.
The Dead Room by Chris Mooney, a book that had been sat on my kindle for five years before I got round to reading it, immediately wishing I hadn’t waited as long.
Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary, another great outing for Marnie Raine looking to solve a crime she seems to be increasingly connected too.
You by Caroline Kepnes, a book I think I might have waited too long to read as it didn’t live up to expectations (but was that might fault for having such high hopes?)
And that’s it for me for March – pretty good I think – with only one book I just don’t think I can bring myself to recommend. What about you – how was your month, reading and otherwise?
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).