First up was The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee, a book group read. I have to say I remained fairly neutral about this book, and am not sure whether I liked it or not. As far as I was concerned it was a bit of a strange book in that, in my opinion, I couldn't really see the need for the eponymous character! The book group only gave it a 6 out of 10.
The other book group read was A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I loved this and just didn't want it to end. It was a bit of a slow starter but if you do decide to read it, stick with it. It picks up after the first few chapters and I guarantee that it's worth the initial effort.
I also read The Telling Error by Sophie Hannah, another one I remained fairly neutral about. I usually enjoy her books but in this one I found the main character rather irritating and some aspects of the storyline a bit sordid.
I started reading The Way Inn by Will Wiles, but didn't finish it and I'm not sure I will. It was a bit boring!
So all in all, and with the exception of a Man Called Ove, not a good month on the reading front. I hope this month is better. I'll be reading:
- No Safe House by Linwood Barclay,
- Olive Kittering by Elizabeth Strout, and
- Time for Rain, Tan Twan Eng
Linking with Circle of Pine Trees.