What I Read in December 2017

Each month I write a short review of the books I’ve read. This is what I read in December.

I didn’t do too badly with my reading in December. I managed to read six books even though I was really busy. I read a couple of thrillers by authors I’m very familiar with, but also discovered a new (to me) author too. And I read a few books that weren’t thrillers. All in all, a good month.

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What I Read in November 2017

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in November.

November has been pretty busy and as I’ve jumped from one thing to the next I’ve found it difficult to focus on one thing in particular. The same thing happened with my reading. I started reading quite a few books this month, but only got around to finishing three of them. And they were all easy-reading thrillers. Read on to find out more about what I read in November. Continue reading “What I Read in November 2017”

What I Read in October

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in October.

This isn’t good – I only read three books in October. I was working, travelling, planning travels and erm, just reading stuff other than books. Oh well, I’ve still got two months to try to get my annual total up to something reasonable. Read on to find out more about what I read in October. Continue reading “What I Read in October”

What I Read in September

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in September.

September was a bit of a strange month (strange in a good way!) I came back from one holiday (Shetland and Orkney), was home for a day and then went off to Norfolk for the weekend. Came back from Norfolk, fitted a bit of work in and then flew out to Beziers for a road trip through France, Andorra and Spain.

Consequently my reading was as much all over the place as I was. Though I did manage to finish four books in September, I actually read more than this,  but because I haven’t yet finished any of the other books I started reading I haven’t included them here.

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What I Read in August

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in August.

This month I felt like I was getting back to my old ways as far as the number of books I read went. I used to average two books a week, but haven’t managed that for years. This month I read seven books which, whilst not quite two a week, was the best I’ve done in a while.

My tally for the month went up mainly because of my discovery last month of Marsali Taylor’s ‘Cass’ books. I read the first in the series last month, had another couple of paperbacks in the series with me in Shetland and quickly downloaded the rest on my Kindle. I then spent the first few weeks of the month ploughing through them.

Of course, being on holiday the entire month in Shetland and Orkney also gave me plenty of time for reading.

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What I Read in July

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in July.

I read a bit more than I have been doing in July, partly because my workload was less intense, but mainly because I didn’t work at all in the last week and instead headed up to Shetland to spend time in my soul home where I can sit in my favourite conservatory and drink cups of coffee and read to my heart’s content. Read on to find out what I read in July. Continue reading “What I Read in July”

What I Read in June

Each month I look back at the books I’ve read and write a very brief review. This is what I read in June.

My reading plummeted again this month and I only managed to finish two books. I have so many books I want to read I get really frustrated when I don’t get the time. Still, it’s nearly time for my summer hols and so hopefully I’ll be able to do plenty of catching up. Read on to find out what I read in June. Continue reading “What I Read in June”

What I Read in April

I felt like April started so well as I read two books quite quickly and got started on a couple more. Then life got busy again and I didn’t finish them. Read on to find out what I read in April.

I had a bit more time to read during the first half of this month as I had a week of holiday at home followed by a week of sleeping alone in my van each night. Then it all got busy again and my reading went to pot. Here’s my recap of what I read in April. Continue reading “What I Read in April”

What I Read in March

I read four books in March. That’s a slight improvement on the past few months, but I did cheat a bit.

March was a bit of a cop-out. I’ve been reading so little already this year and March seemed like it would be even worse, so I cheated a bit to up my count.

I read four books this month – one more than the last few months (yay!), but one was a play I only needed to finish, one was a young adult/teenager book and one was a children’s book. I did read one adult novel, but it was a very easy read (so not so yay!).

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