Friday, June 8, 2018

What I Read: May

May was a decent reading month! Once again, I read four books: two that I really enjoyed, one that I didn't like, and one reread. As always, click on the titles to read my Goodreads reviews!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon. I picked this book up years ago at Goodwill, and it had been sitting on my shelf ever since. Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy it very much! I understand what it was trying to do (it's written from the viewpoint of a 15 year old boy with autism), but it just didn't click with me. The writing felt repetitive and I didn't like the bad language. If it hadn't been such a short book, I probably wouldn't have finished it!

The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. Of course I enjoyed this very much! It's one of Christie's earlier books, and it feels a little different. It's more adventure-y than murder mystery-ish, I guess. I was confused for a while, trying to figure out who was who, but once things settled down, I really liked it.

Rainbow Valley, by L.M. Montgomery. It's been three or four years since I read the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series. I think if I had read this one back then, after the others, I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. But now it was so nice and comforting to be back in that world! It is a bit misleading for this to be an Anne book, because even Anne's children are more secondary characters in this one. But it was very funny and charming!

As You Wish, by Cary Elwes. This was a reread for me. It's still good, but it felt slightly more repetitive this time. Probably because Kenny and I recently watched The Princess Bride again and watched all of the special features too! The stories about Andre the Giant are still my favorites.


  1. I don't think I've ever heard of this Agatha Christie novel. It sounds like a fun read though - and I like the idea of it being a kind of "adventure" story. :)

  2. I want to eventually read all of the Agatha Christie novels, I read mainly her most famous detectives (Poirot and Miss Marple) though.

    Growing up we had a incomplete set of Anne books, 2,3,4,5, and 7. So I was more familiar with these particularly 2,3, and 7, than the original first books for awhile. And while I don't like how Anne is poorly developed in the later books, I love Rainbow Valley.

    1. I want to eventually read all of them too! Miss Marple is my favorite. :)

      I only read the first book as a child, and I don't remember liking it very much! Love the series now though.


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