Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monthly Roundup - April 2013

Books read in April = 17
Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle

Italics are from my bookshelf or on my Kindle 

Classics -both of these should have had posts done by now but no doubt I'll get to it eventually.

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

Non- Fiction - I recommend both of these.

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth by Nicholas Murray - the story of the WWI poets.
Gardening Women: their stories 1600 to the present by Catherine Horwood


The Larnachs by Owen Marshall
Gold Digger by Frances Fyfield
Monsieur Linh and his Child by Philippe Claudel
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Lost Voices by Christopher Koch
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
Union Street by Pat Barker

DNF - The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Fiction = 15
Non-Fiction = 2
Library Books = 14
E-books = 1
Off my Shelf - 2

Added to my bookshelf  = 4

The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell (from Bello Books)

From NetGalley

The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic ( Open Road Integrated Media)
A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym (Open Road Integrated Media)
The Unrest-Cure and other stories by Saki ( NYBR Classics)

Happy reading in May!


  1. I haven't heard of The First Rule of Swimming, but the cover is beautiful, and intriguing!

    1. I hadn't heard of it either but it sounds as if it might be good.

  2. I read Where'd You Go, Bernadette... fun read.
    Happy May reading!

    1. I enjoyed the first half - very funny - but then got tired of it. I probably didn't like it as much as most bloggers seem to.