With work to round-off in the first two weeks of June and EIFF in full swing in the final fortnight, June is never much of a reading month for me. Despite that, I did manage to finish a handful of books, so have at it…
#31. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
★★★★★ – A fantastic debut novel. Very well written, great 1930s setting for all you Gatsby fans. One of the most unreliable narrators I’ve ever read – and all of it expertly drawn. Cutting remarks, observant prose, and plenty of mystery make this a compelling read. It does lull at points, but they’re made up with an insane ending.
#32. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
★★★★★ – Part diary, part rumination on writing and running, Murakami tracks his course to the 2005 New York City Marathon. Fantastic stuff and a great read for any aspiring readers and runners.
#33. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
★★★★★ – A cute, quick read – but not quite one of those children’s cross-over novels. People I know have a lot of love for Neil Gaiman, but it might be time to admit that, when it comes to his style and stories, it just isn’t for me.
#34. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
★★★★★ – I love a good, short, short story. These are of that type – but why is it that collections of stories about love have to be so depressing? Great stuff, and I loved the simple prose and repetitive style, but at times this was kind of a slog.