Monthly Round-up: May 2017

It’s good to have a light month before the 20 Books of Summer 2017 reading challenge, but more on that June 1… (so excited!)

Books Reviewed:

  1. The North Water by Ian McGuire (4.8)
  2. Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin (3.8)
  3. House of Names by Colm Toíbín (4.9)
  4. The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers (5.0)
  5. New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (3.4)
  6. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (4.6)

Books Read:

  1. …I didn’t keep track this month. Oops! Work was hectic and my reading comprised short fiction before bed. I’ve joined NetGalley and shifted my queues around to review books near their publication dates. Most have been good with a few being excellent: House of Names and Manhattan Beach are first to mind. The latter, by Jennifer Egan, isn’t out for a while yet so the review will be up in October.

Current State of the TBR:

  • Kindle Titles: 79 (includes rereads)
  • Paperback Titles: 175 (includes rereads)
  • NetGalley Queue: 12

3 Comments on “Monthly Round-up: May 2017

    • Have you read them yet? I think I liked House of Names more than everyone else, but I haven’t seen many people talking about New Boy yet.

      Which program was Toibin on? I heard an interview with him years ago about The Testament of Mary. I still haven’t read it, but the interview put him on my radar. He sounded like such a thorough writer and gave a wonderful, thoughful interview.

      • No, but I want to. It was on Start the Week on BBC Radio 4, from the Hay Literary Festival. Another guest was Sebastian Barry talking about Days Without End (just read and adored).

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