April Summary and Plans for May

April has been a fairly average reading month for me. The star ratings below suggest that I haven’t read anything outstanding, but luckily that isn’t the case. I’ve actually read The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Simon Mawer (my book of the year so far) and Heft by Liz Moore (an entertaining and touching book about a housebound overweight man that will probably make my top ten of 2012). I’ve also started HHhH by Laurent Binet, which is touted as THE book of 2012. I’m sure all will score or more, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait until sometime in May for my reviews.

Book of the Month

A Division of the Light

Books Reviewed in April

A Division of the Light by Christopher Burns 

A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard 

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara 

Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Elanor Dymott 

The Great Singapore Penis Panic by Scott Mendelson 

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Signs of Life by Anna Raverat

Plans for May

Many of my May reads come from the 2012 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Shortlist. I’ve been on a buying/library reserving frenzy and now have the following available to read:

Pao by Kerry Young

Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka

Jubilee by Shelley Harris

Rebirth by Jahnavi Barua

I also hope to read:

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

The Soldier’s Return by Melvyn Bragg

I’ll try to squeeze in a few random choices from the overgrown TBR pile too.

I hope that you have a wonderful May!


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