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May 2017 TBR

Totally unrelated but, I just watched a couple of scenes of David Tennant and Catherine Tate performing Much Ado about Nothing.  Oh my heart! I don’t know if it was their exceptional acting or seeing my Doctor and Donna together again but now I NEED to see the whole play or my life will never be complete!

OK, back to the post – I’ve probably bought more books in April than I had really planned to.  I felt like I deserved it.  So a chunk of next month’s reading will be catching up on the books I bought (because I hate buying books and not reading them, I don’t know how other people do it!).  I also have a fair few books I want to read prior to the Writer’s festival this month.

 

April’s book purchases

The Book Thief was recommended to me years ago. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to pick up a copy!  I’ve heard good things about the other two.  My partner borrowed Boy in the striped pyjamas when I bought it and he read it in two sittings, so I’m saving that for the airport when I fly to Wellington later in the month.

I possibly would have never picked up A Little Life on my own but the lady at Unity Books recommended it over a couple of other really good books I was considering, so I’ve got high hopes for this one!

 

Writer’s Festival Reading

I am having such a hard time deciding which events I want to go to during the Auckland Writer’s Festival in May.  But these are the four books I’m hoping to read, or at least start, before I go.  So excited!

The extras

Both of these have been on my TBR for FOREVER!  I really want to read The Handmaid’s Tale because it has been everywhere lately.  And 1984 is just one of those books.  I pick it up every now and again but I rarely stick to it because it scares the bejesus out of me when I recognise parts of what’s happening in politics right now!

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