- So you think you know about Britain? by Danny Dorling
- Enduring Love by Ian Mcewan
- Meeting Mr Kim by Jennifer Barclay
- Desert by JMG Le Clezio
- The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
This month and the next is all about Orange Prize’s shortlists. A mix bag of books read, non-fictions, three Orange short-lists and a children classic, The Little Prince. I was doing so well trying to surpass 10 books in a month, making headways by reading 7 books by 17th April only to finish the last book in two weeks. It’s been pouring cats and dogs every single day in South England and I have been ill again so does everyone at home. We took turn to fall ill, resulting all my reviews this month posted out of order.
My favourite this month is Enduring Love, The Song of Achilles and The Forgotten Waltz, Korea travels stories of Meeting Mr. Kim was an interesting read as well.
Another highlight of this month was the World Book Night 2012. I didn’t manage to post about the day I collected the books but I will do so as soon as I can. I have been giving out books, The Time Traveler’s Wife, one by one, or twos by twos, looking for deserving people who are not regular readers, to encourage them to read.
I’m proud to announce that I haven’t bought any book this April. Surprisingly.
Plan for May
I haven’t got any plan for May except finishing off the other 3 shortlist books – Half Blood Blue, Painter of Silence and State of Wonder before the Orange Prize announcement. On the second week of May I will be attending a week-long Quality Management course and that will involve a lot of technical reading.
In the UK, the horsepipe ban to use less water is on in spite of the wettest April in record. I hope we will see more sunshine this May and that we can go out doors and play again!
Happy May everyone.