I’ve not got through nearly as many books in April as I would have liked, but I’m resolved to do much better next month. This shouldn’t be hard, to be fair, as there are some cracking books coming out that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Just out in paperback, and one that I plan on purchasing over the next couple of days, is Cathy Rentzenbrink’s “The Last Act of Love”; this isn’t the kind of book I’d usually go for but the media reviews and word of mouth buzz have been so overwhelmingly positive I’ve been persuaded to give it a go. On a lighter note, I’m also looking forward to the second book in the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series by Vaseem Khan. Regular visitors to my blog will know how much I enjoyed the first one, and I’m hoping that “The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown” will live up to expectations. “Conspiracy” by the wonderful S J Parris provides my historical fiction fix this month, as Giordano Bruno embarks on another case. Anticipation of “This Must be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell has been lighting up the twittersphere for several weeks now, and I’m one of the thousands who are counting the days until it’s released. She’s an immensely talented writer and one you just know isn’t going to disappoint; I read an extract from the book online recently and was bowled over by the atmosphere that she manages to create in just a couple of paragraphs. Last on my May pending pile is a new novel by one of my all-time favourite writers, Rose Tremain; the premise of “The Gustav Sonata” sounds right up my street and I’m hoping it hits the heights of masterpieces such as “Music and Silence” or “Restoration”.
So that’s what I’m looking forward to in May, although I’m sure as ever I’ll get side-tracked by the myriad of enticing books that are going to appear under my nose before the month is out. Happy reading!