I read 11 books in April, the month being dominated by The Kindly Ones. I tried to read between 25 and 50 pages of this chunkster each day, but due to the disturbing nature I squeezed these into daylight hours – this meant that my normal reading time was almost unaffected. I was amazed at how short spells of reading added up to finishing such a long book and so I’ll try to employ this cunning stategy to read other books in the future!
Book of the Month
Seeing – Jose Saramago (DNF)
Plans for May
The Orange Short list
I tried really hard to read most of the Orange short list before it was announced, reading 9/20 of the long list. I concentrated on those others had said were good, but unfortunately my efforts failed to pay off and the short list was a big surprise. Even simple chance was against me and with the exception of my failed attempt at Wolf Hall I hadn’t read any of the short list.
I had wanted to read the entire short list before the winner was announced on 6th June, but my failure to predict the 6 finalists has left me a bit disheartened. I had hoped to only have one or two Oranges left to read in May, but having 5 is a bit much. I will read them all at some point, but am not sure I want to read all five in May.
Which books from my list should I ensure I read?
Do you plan to read any of the same ones?
I hope you have a fantastic May!