May was another slow blogging month, I had zero desire to read and write, so I decided to stick with reading. I tried to read all the Bailey’s shortlist, but only managed 3/6 – I couldn’t get into either The Glorious Heresies or The Improbability of Love and I don’t want to revisit A Little Life. Ruby, The Portable Veblen & The Green Road were all brilliant, and if I were to pick a winner from the three it would be Ruby.
It was a great month though, I got a new job and I’m looking to move back into Brighton so life wise everything is looking rather wonderful. I saw Bridget Christie and a Charlotte Brontë event at the Brighton festival, and I had the pleasure of reading The Vegetarian.
The Night Manager – John le Carré (I am determined to finish it!)
The Glorious Heresies, The Improbability of Love & The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
- Ruby – Cynthia Bond
- My Name is Leon – Kit de Waal
- We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
- Dracula – Bram Stoker
- The Vegetarian Kang Han
The best book(s) I read was Dracula for mind gratification and We Were Liars for emotional gratification.