It turns out that I never got around to posting April’s book update (unsurprising, since there are only two books on it) so I thought I’d combine April and May into one handy post. You’re welcome.
01. NEW Hans Fallada – Alone in Berlin
02. NEW David Levithan – Boy Meets Boy
Oh boy, April was a slow month. We had a whirlwind few weeks where we weren’t sure if we’d be moving house or having to start the whole search all over again, which ate a lot of my time. Thankfully, it all worked out okay in the end but I really didn’t get a lot of reading done. Oops. Alone in Berlin was haunting, but definitely worth a read. Boy Meets Boy was sweet, but reminded me a little too much of Generation X by Douglas Coupland to be a good enough stand alone.
01. NEW Heather Armstrong – It Sucked & Then I Cried
02. NEW Mohsin Hamid – The Reluctant Fundamentalist
03. NEW Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being A Wallflower
04. NEW LJ Smith – The Forbidden Game
05. NEW Haruki Murakami – After Dark
May was another quiet book month, it would seem. I need some new book inspiration I think, so hit me up with your recommendations! The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been on my to-read list forever, but I found the book to be a little flat after watching the film last year (which will teach me to watch the film first I suppose). I enjoyed The Reluctant Fundamentalist (a book group pick) right up until the last page, and After Dark was just as bonkers as the rest of Murakami’s offerings, but in an enjoyable way at least. The Forbidden Game is technically a trilogy – I read the first book when I was a teenager but could never find the other two. It’s part of the Point Horror series, but I think it stands up as an adult novel too. Go, read!