Tuesday, 30 January 2018


With the exception of Keith Rosson's totally brilliant 'The Mercy of the Tide' which kicked off the new year, the start of my 2018 reading life isn't going amazingly well. I've felt the need to DNF several books, although not sure if the reasons for doing so are more to do with what's been happening in my personal life over the past few months rather than the books themselves.

Anyway, here are my updates for this month's, Read, DNF'd (did not finish), Reading Now, and which books are tempting me to read next.

All The Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J Church
Smoke City by Keith Rosson
The Mercy of The Tide by Keith Rosson
My Sweet Orange Tree by Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos

I absolutely loved all of these and will do my utmost to get reviews written and posted as soon as ...

Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo 🤔
Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty😏
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (sexually explicit) 🙀
Why We Sleep by Matthew P. Walker (non fiction)😴

Reading Now:
Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
Closer: 7 principles of connectedness by Peter Charleston (non fiction)
12 Rules for Life by Jordon B Peterson (non fiction)

Tempted by:
BRIT(ish) on Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch (non fiction)
Purely interested in reading after a scathing review by the The Times. Definitely promises to be a personal and provocative read.

Wolf Boys by Don Slater (non fiction)
Just had to get this one after Richard Lange, who I love as an author, said this about it on his twitter feed: "Loved this book. Shows how the drug trade chews up and spits out boys in low-income communities. An American/Mexican tragedy. Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel"

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Just because colleagues and so many readers say is the best book they've read in a very long time. I don't want to miss out !

Another Way To Fall by Brian Evenson and Paul Tremblay
I have a love/meh relationship with Brian Evenson and Paul Tremblay. I just  have to give this one a shot as I love the cover image and the 'novel' idea that as a free book you read it, make a donation to a preferred charity, then pass the book on to someone else to do the same. AND, of course, I might also absolutely LOVE both stories.

Until next time, happy reading to you all


Hardlyagoddess said...

I would love to read Celeste Ng's book- putting on TBR- You had a good month despite the DNFs! I will have to let myself do that more I think this year!

Beth said...

My Sweet Orange Tree look intriguing, but it looks hard to find. I highly recommend checking out Anne of Green Gables. I hope you have great reading month.