Welcome to May, everyone! Between warmer weather, a garden that needs lots of attention, and new work responsibilities that tire me out during the week, my reading time has diminished and my reading mood is shifting toward lighter fare. I’m excited about the books I have lined up this month and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Taking a closer look:
- .Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson: This is my current read and I am so, so excited about it. I requested it from my library, and was something like #70 in queue. After reading many excellent reviews from LibraryThing members, bloggers, and major media outlets like The Guardian and the New York Times, I caved and bought the Kindle edition.
- The Means of Escape, by Penelope Fitzgerald: Continuing with my short story project , this is my choice for May.
- A Glass of Blessings, by Barbara Pym: 2013 is Pym’s centenary year, and the LibraryThing Virago Group is reading one book each month. I’m only reading the books I haven’t read before, and this is one of them.
- Queen Lucia, by E. F. Benson: this is one of the acquisitions mentioned last week, and this is the first in a series. I understand they are comfort reads, and that sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
- A Single Man, by Christopher Isherwood: I’ve had this on my stacks for some time, after friends heartily recommended it. I’ve heard the film with Colin Firth is also good (is there anything starring Colin Firth that isn’t?), but I’d like to read the book first.
That’s probably as much as I will be able to manage in one month. But I’ve thought ahead just in case. If I find myself short of reading material, I’d like to read 2012 Booker Prize nominee The Lighthouse, by Alison Moore. My library doesn’t have it, so I’d probably download it to my Kindle.
Have you read any of these books? Share your thoughts in the comments!
What are you planning to read this month?