52 Books in 2014: May's Books

I knew this month would come, but I didn't expect it to be May, a month that saw very little travel and not much of a social life.

Because there was work.  Too much work.

I'm pretty determined not to make the same mistake in June, if only because I really missed not reading as much. The photo above of two stacks of books represents my "To Read" and my "Read" piles and I hope to make the currently shorter pile much taller before the year is out.

Reading is good for me in more ways than I can explain. Which is possibly why I need to read more.

So, three books in May. One novel, one novella and one non-fiction book about the London Underground.

Hover over the dots to read extracts of my reviews or read the in full over on Goodreads .
1.  The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson
2.  The Uncommon Reader  by Alan Bennett
3.   Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube  by Andrew Martin

P.S. If you're a French speaker who reads in English, here's  a review of Shy Feet in French . I just love the translation of  the title "Des Pieds Timides". One day I hope to have the book translated... one day... In the meantime, get the ebook for less than £3.00/$5.00 here .

Read reviews from January , February , March and April .

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Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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