o/t: leisure reading during May

I read fewer books than usual this month, partly because of a couple of midway abandonments (not a usual practice of mine, but in both these instances I think justified) and partly because of other commitments.

Earlier in the year I was making a policy of reading only works by female writers; I’ve been progressively relaxing that rule, so that this past month there are just six out of ten books by women. This percentage is likely to drop yet again over the next few months, because most of the yummy ARCs I picked up at BookExpo are by men. Things might have been a bit different had it not been for an odd encounter at the MWA stand . . .

The links are to my notes about the books on Goodreads.

The Distance by Helen Giltrow

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine

Slipknot by Priscilla Masters

Nothing More than Murder by Jim Thompson

Stranger at Home by George Sanders (i.e., Leigh Brackett)

Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz

The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Confabulist by Steven Galloway


6 thoughts on “o/t: leisure reading during May

  1. I wouldn’ call 10 books a slack month, by any means! And there are some good ‘uns in there. Hope you get a good June of reading, writing and film viewing/reviewing in!

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