Friday, June 1, 2012

Monthly Roundup - May 2012

Farewell May! Another month gone and I've still been sleeping on the job! Hopefully the start of the Victorian Celebration will renew my enthusiasm and I'll feel more inspired to write about what I'm reading. The icy hands of winter are upon us and the cold days and long nights are perfect for curling up with a good book.

Books read in May = 11
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

The Water Room by Christopher Fowler
Howards End by E.M.Forster ( Classics Challenge prompt)
Little Star by John Adjide Lindqvist
A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
Echoes of the Dead by Johan Theorin
Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster
In the Heart of the Garden by Helene Wiggin
The Longest Journey by E.M.Forster
Morgan: a biography of E.M.Forster by Nicola Beauman

Clarissa in May - I'm not going to have time to post on this months progress but still reading.........and still keeping up - just!

Fiction = 8
Non-Fiction = 2
Library Books = 8
E-books = 1
Off my Shelf = 1

DNF = 0
Added to shelf = 2

Howards End by E.M.Forster
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Crime Fiction Pick of the Month - a monthly meme from Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise .

The Water Room by Christopher Fowler
Unfortunately not reviewed but it is excellent literary crime fiction and I loved it!! It was Aarti's review that inspired me to read it so if you're curious the link will take you there.

What's Ahead in June - lots of exciting events including.....

June 18th - 24th
June 18th -22nd
Ode to a Nightingale - John Keats
A Poetry Tasting

Have a great June!


  1. Post or no post, you deserve to be congratulated for keeping up with Clarissa! I'd say you've had a great May.

    1. Thanks JoAnn :-).....not easy going but I'm determined to finish. It was a good May for reading but not for blogging.