Monday, June 1, 2015

Books of the Month May 2015

Wow, I haven't posted in a while, I'm really sorry. Life has been so busy and kind of terrible, and I'm just now coming out the other side. I'm trying to get caught up here on what I've been doing!

May has been a slow month for reading for various reasons, so I've only finished four books. June should be better!

I had this author recommended to me and found this on Kindle for 99p. I didn't like it, though, so I won't read anything else by her! It's about two young Muslims who end up together - and I understand that modesty conventions mean that they couldn't talk to each other much, but I felt that something was lacking when they did.

I'm still reading my way through the Ramona books. I think this one is my favourite one!

I found this really hard going as the subject matter is very close to home. It's a powerful novel. I won't say I liked it, but I'm glad I read it. I immediately passed it to a friend though as I won't read it again.

This was recommended when I bought Before We Met (read in April) and I guess I see why they're similar. I didn't like the narrator, Jenny, or her husband Ted, but I did like the kids. I felt the ending was massively unsatisfactory, though.

I'm currently reading a young adult novel by a UK author, and also Anne of Green Gables which I've never read before!


  1. Anne of Green Gables was my absolute favourite when I was about 9 or 10. I felt really conflicted about Daughter - I thought it was well written and the tension was nicely maintained, but I felt there was a subtle implication that Jenny got everything she deserved because she was a working mother - well, it's not-so-subtle because I think her son literally says she's to blame for his problems. Never mind her husband who is more explicitly to blame.

    1. I really enjoyed it, I was sad when Matthew died though. I got the whole collection for free on Kindle so may read another if the fancy strikes me.

      I agree about Daughter. Ed is a complete dickhead, his mental problems may explain that but they dont' excuse it!