Books I want to read in May

Posted April 30, 2022 by louisesr in Discussion, Features / 0 Comments

The last couple of months I’ve let book tours and NetGalley determine my reading and, while I still have those commitments, in May I want to really concentrate on books that I really want to read.

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

I’ve seen this likened to Agatha Christie, which is always always a ringing endorsement for a novel. From what I can tell it has a similar concept to quite a few other novels that have been published in the last couple of years so I’m intrigued to see how it’s handled in this one.

The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

Earlier this year I read The Memory Wood by Same Lloyd and loved it, when I was browsing through my library this week and saw this was available it was an instant download for me. Talking to the girls in my bookclub a few of us have it, I’m sure it’ll make a great buddy read.

The Vatican Secret by David Leadbetter

This has the tag line of the Da Vinci Code meets Jack Reach meets Jason Bourne, all books (and films) that I’ve loved

Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

A feminist retelling of The War of The Roses. I saw Annie mention this on Twitter and being from Lancashire (the red half of the War of the Roses) I was intrgiued.

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I’ve just joined an in-person book club full of mums from a birthing class I was in. This was the first book nominated to read. I’ve sent my mum to Waterstone’s near her as it’s one of the few branches that still as copies of the limited edition available

The Bird Cage by Eve Chase

I was so excited when Michael Joseph books got in touch to see if I’d be interested in taking part in the tour for this. I read The Glass House last year and loved it, so this was an easy yes.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

I’ve had this on my TBR for ages, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

Am I the only person who has never read anything by Fredrik Bachman? For some reason this appealed to me most of all his books

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook

I can’t remember where I saw this, I was looking around for books by debut authors and this jumped out at me


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