I’m not overly competitive, at least I didn’t think I was until I saw a fellow TBC member and Blogger Amy Sullivan had read 31 books in May! 31..!! WTF? I managed to buy 31 books in May but there was no way I was able to get through a book a day, especially as TBC, real life, my proper full time job, children, husband, diabetic dog get in the way, so sneakily I thought that the only way I can manage to read more this month was to select shorter books (ie novellas or books with less than 400 pages) and that is exactly what I did. However despite my best intentions, the hot weather, good TV and quite a few book related social events including the book launch of Rowan Coleman’s wonderful The Summer of Impossible Things in Berkhamsted and Crime in the Court where I stalked as many authors as possible without raising too many alarms, meant that I wasn’t able to read 1 book a day, but I read some absolute “crackers”.
Here’s what I’ve read in June:
- A Million Little Pieces – James Frey – A painfully raw account of the author’s time in rehab facing his demons – see my review here
- Fierce Kingdom – Gin Phillips – A thriller that questions the lengths a mother will go to to protect her 4 year old son – see my review here
- Fear – Dirk Kurbjuweit – A psychological thriller about a family who take extreme action against their stalker – see my review here
- Blackwater Lake – Maggie James – A psychological novella full of twists and turns – see my review here
- The Cross – Steve Cavanagh – A novella packed full of action – see my review here.
- Don’t Wake Up – Liz Lawler – A tension filled psychological thriller – read my review here
- The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan – A lovely feel good contemporary novel – read my full review here
- Girl 99 – Andy Jones – A light hearted rom-com from a man’s point of view – read my full review here
- The Detriment – David Videcette – A fast paced gripping thriller for fans of The Theseus Paradox. Read my full review here.
- They All Fall Down – Tammy Cohen – Another superb psychological thriller from one of my favourite authors. Read my full review here
- Red Leaves – Thomas H Cook – A family surrounding in lies and suspicion when an 8 year old girl goes missing. Read my full review here.
- Exclusion Zone – JM Hewitt – A highly recommended crime thriller – Read my full review here
- The Child – Fiona Barton – A brilliant book by the author of The Widow – Read my full review here
- The Ballroom Cafe – Ann O’Loughlin – A wonderful contemporary novel with emotion – Read my full review here
- Open Your Eyes – James Carol – The third Novella featuring my favourite crime buster – read my full review here
- Every Last Lie – Mary Kubica – A brilliant thriller which keeps me glued to my kindle – Read my full review here
- Presumed Guilty – James Carol – The first Jefferson Winter Novella – Read my full review here
- The Other Twin – LV Hay – An impressive debut thriller – Read my full review here