May Reading Round Up...

I have seen some other bloggers include their monthly reading, so I thought that I would jump on the band wagon - lol!

I listened to Extinctions by Josephine Wilson on Audible and I quite liked it but didn't love it.  The main character was not very nice at all and while there was some character growth by the end - I actually found the ending to be a bit trite, really.

Another Audible listen was The Alice Network  was a thrilling read about spies in WWI intertwined with the aftermath of WWII. I highly recommend this novel. The Audible narration was excellent.

Hmmm, Punishing Miss Primrose, what can I say? Utter trash and I am quite ashamed to admit I read it. Albeit i skim read it and it was a freebie from Amazon! 

To redeem myself, I really enjoyed all three novels in the Red Sparrow trilogy: Red Sparrow, Palace of Treason and The Kremlin's Candidate. Not John Le Carre but a reasonable outing in the world of spying.

Fall of Thanes is the third novel in The Godless World fantasy trilogy. This is my second reading of the trilogy and I enjoyed it as thoroughly this time as the first time.

Lastly, there are two novels from the Sebastian St Cyr Regency crime series: Where the dead lie and Why kill the innocent. I stumbled across this series years ago (these are books 12 and 13) and enjoy them as much for the depiction of Regency London as for the murder mystery. I can highly recommend this series.

So, that is my reading for last month. 




Kaisievic said…
Ok, a couple of people have suggested this work around for the fact that Blogger does not send through people's comments as emails any more. You make the first comment on your blog post and tick the box, and follow up comments by email. Fingers crossed this works.🤞
Barb said…
Thanks for the reading suggestions. Kaye, I hate to ask but what do you mean when you say tick the box. I,too, am very frustrated with blogger.
Shelly said…
Enjoyed your reading recommendations. As for Punishing Miss Primrose, I would've been reading the good parts! The Sebastian St Cyr reads sound interesting as I like mysteries that take place in England. Jo from Serendipitous Stitching, I think, has a blog post about the Blogger problems. I use an app for my blog so haven't had those problems.
Mia said…
Hi, Kaye. A lot of reading! Good for you, my friend.
Just to tell you that I do not make the first comment on my post box. But I DO tick the box, so I take my visitors' comments as emails. Kisses!!!
Brigitte said…
I wish I could read that much in a month. But I'm such slow reader but is spite of this I love reading a lot.
FlashinScissors said…
Gosh, Kaye what a lot of reading! Great reviews! Always hard to find other authors worth reading!
For anyone reading Barb’s comment - tick the “notification box”!
But be aware everyone, I think you need to reply using “Forward” ..... “Reply” won’t work as Blogger haven’t given you the “commentators” email address as the data thingy is trying to prevent passing peoples personal information on. And you need to know their email address already! (I wrote about this on a blog post on my blog too, but didn’t mention the fact that you need to use “Forward” to reply as I wasn’t aware at the time!
At least,I think that’s how it works!😉
Barbara xx
Great selection of books (except for the one from the Cabinet of Smut, as we used to call our 50 Shades bay!).

Last month I re-read Eleanor Oliphant (even better 2nd time around), Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Trilogy, the new Juno Dawson YA and the GCSE Power and Conflict Poetry set text (to help the Large Boy, not for fun!). Although they do have My Last Duchess and The Charge of the Light Brigade which are both really good to read out loud.
Julie said…
That's a good book list for May
Hope you enjoy you reading in June too
Margaret said…
It's fun to see what others are reading. Very nice list! I haven't read much this past month -- life happens.
Stitching Noni said…
How do you get through so many books in a month! I realised the other day that I haven't finished one book this year - which is unheard of for me! I started re-reading Sense & Sensibility earlier this year and got stuck - so that is back on the bookcase and I am now reading (and almost finished because it is so good and I struggle to put it down!) "I Let You Go" by Clare Mackintosh! It has a twist in the middle I did not see coming but once the twist had happened I did pick the ending.... but it is a great read though! ;o)

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