May was a busy month! There was school to finish, Mother’s Day, our vacation (in Myrtle Beach, glad we went when we did!), Memorial Day! So I didn’t read as many books as some months.
I did manage to read 7 books, all fiction.
The book, Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon, was a new-to-me author and it was a quick suspenseful read. Trish Bailey helps her ailing mother, works as an art teacher, and helps run the foundation her parents started earlier. A new accountant is brought in to keep the books, Matt. Trish is drawn to him and starts to date him, but she feels there is something off in their relationship and can’t quite put her finger on it. Then she starts to feel like she’s losing her mind. What is going on? Who can she trust? I will read more of this author.
A favorite this month, was To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear, one of my favorite authors. I always look forward to reading another Maisie Dobbs installment. This one takes place at the beginning of WWII, and she is hired to find a young man who died before the war really got going. But why? What happened to him? My Goodreads review is here.
For our library book club, we read An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor, the first of a series. Though the book was ok, and it had its funny moments, I didn’t enjoy it enough to go on and read more in the series.
My next good read was The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. I liked this unique story about a bunch of lawyers who aren’t really lawyers (yet) and work cases as if they are. Why shouldn’t they get a piece of the pie in legal fees and make a name for themselves? Things don’t go quite as well as the group of friends had hoped.
A little book I took on vacation to Myrtle Beach, Homicide in Hardcover, by Kate Carlisle, was funnily enough a paperback. The premise of this story was ok and different, but it didn’t grab me enough to read more in this series either, even though it is about books, one of my favorite subjects. 🙂
Another new-to-me author, Rachel Dylan, wrote Deadly Proof and I enjoyed this book and will read more by her. The story was about a drug company accused of making a drug that caused cancer. For my review, you can read it here.
The last book I read this month, was Pseudonym by Dennis Hensley, an author I’ve met and learned from at several writer’s conferences. This was the first book I’ve read by him and it was pretty good with an interesting twist. My Goodreads review is here.
That’s it for my reading wrap up for May! Sorry it took so long to post it, but at least I’m still reading, right?