I got through my books to read in May quicker than any month before (healthily spurred on by the fact I've had a social life, so I've taken to reading on buses, trains, in cars, whilst waiting for people etc. etc.) and so I'm excited to move onto June's list.
1: Hester and Harriet - Hilary Spiers
This isn't actually my normal kind of book - it sounds like it's going to be charming and heartwarming and there's almost definitely going to be no sex and/or murder which is normally enough to make me put it back on the shelf. Having said that - there is a sinister stranger and a girl with a baby promised, so all is not lost. Plus, it's pretty good to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while - in my case that means branches out to heartwarming stories; what a drag!
2: A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
I've been putting off this book for months, and I'm not sure why as both the person who recommended it to me, and my brother's girlfriend who read it on holiday when it first came into my possession absolutely raved about how good, if heartbreaking, it is. I'm told that this is reminiscent of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - which was both my main A Level text and one of the best books I've ever read - and so I'm excited to really get into this one.
3: Quicksand - Steve Toltz
This one I bought on a whim - I think it was on those stands in the front of independent book shops where they display local authors and books that are going down particularly well at the minute. To be honest, I bought this book purely for the line in the blurb that says "an eloquently named brother, the most sexually confusing evening imaginable and a brief conversation with God". Honestly, this sounds like it's going to be hilarious and/or just plain strange, which obviously catapulted it straight to the top of my extensive list.
4: Angelfall - Susan EE
Finally, Angelfall. Oh come on, we all know I'm like the biggest Supernatural fangirl that there is and so this is going to come as no surprise to anyone; but I bought this thinking it'd remind me of that. This, I believe, started as a fanfic and so it's everything that I look for in a story - but in essence it's a story about angels returning to our world and destroying it. It involves a missing sister and angels, what else do you need to interest you in a book?
So there are my reads for this book - as always leave below what you're reading and I'll probably get around to reading them in the next few months or so.
If you liked this you might like: May's To Read List