Of the books I read, 1 was a Bibliophilic Challenge Book , 2 were Top Mysteries, 3 were TBR, and 4 were non-challenge books. One of the top mysteries was also TBR.
- John Boyne : The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. YA novel about the horrors of the Holocaust.
- Angela Carter: Expletives Deleted. Literary essays and criticism. Bibliophilic challenge.
- Bruce Chartwin : The Viceroy of Ouidah. Historical novel.
- Martha Grimes: The Old Fox Deceiv'd. Murder mystery. TBR challenge.
- Reginald Hill : Deadheads. Murder mystery. TBR and Top Mystery challenge.
- Margaret Millar: Beast in View. Top Mystery challenge.
- Terry Pratchett : Nation. YA adventure novel.
- Nora Roberts & J.D. Robb: Remember When. Two short interconnected novels, one contemporary, the other part of the In Death series. TBR challenge.
- Carole Tanenbaum : Fabulous Fakes: A passion for vintage costume jewelry. Fashion history.
Tentative reading plan for May:
I am halfway through several books, including three I mentioned in my last reading plan. They are The Camel Bookmobile, the print version of Making Money, and Welcome Home. Once I finish Welcome Home I may go back to reading Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor, or I might choose another travelogue or possibly one of my several TBR non-fiction history books.
I got several Bibliophilic challenge books from the library a couple of days ago, including The Hours by Michael Cunningham, which I have started reading and like so far. I also picked up a book that may end up as the African book in the Global Reading challenge. I would like to read at least two Top Mystery challenge books, probably Cyril Hare’s Tragedy at Law and possibly Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana.