The top 10 Books to read in May 2017

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in May!

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CURRENTLY READING

   paradise-lost  Regard du Ressuscité
My Cousin Rachel  Manderley Forever

The Novel of the Century

Paradise Lost
= still enjoying it, a few pages at a time
Regard du Ressuscité
= Orthodox book in French, received for review,
on icons
My Cousin Rachel

= for the Classics Club,
started last month for an event I actually missed
Manderley For Ever
= Tatiana de Rosnay is totally bilingual. She writes some books in French, some in English.
She wrote this biography of Daphne du Maurier in French,
and I watched a French TV literary program last year where she presented her book.
It sounded so good, but I didn’t get to read it.
So when I discovered it was now out in English, and on Netgalley, I knew time had come.
Plus, pretty cool to be reading it at the same time as My Cousin Rachel!
The Novel of the Century
= isn’t it excessive to read so many books at the same time?
Yes, BUT how can you resist a book by David Bellos
(his book on translation was fantastic) AND on Les Misérables?
Saw it at the library and it begged me to take it home

READING NEXT

  The Little Paris Bookshop

The Travelers

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie
= with Book Addict on Goodreads
The Little Paris Bookshop
= on my Netgalley shelf for too long…
The Travelers
= received for review

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

 The Hound of the Baskervilles  The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
= for my audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR MAY?

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6 thoughts on “The top 10 Books to read in May 2017

  1. Glad you are still enjoying Sherlock Holmes! I will also be especially interested in your thoughts on Bellos’ book on Les Misérables. Have you read The Temptation of the Impossible by Mario Vargas Llosa? Very inspiring perspective on Hugo and Les Mis. (I just sent it to you on Goodreads.)

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  2. I’ve read the Guernsey Potato Pie book and really didnt care for it much. Nor was I that enamoured by My Cousin Rachel – I was expecting it to be more menacing somehow. I think I’m in the minority though with that book. I did enjoy the Tatiana de Rosay novel – Sarah’s Key I think it was called.

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    • I hesitated a lot on the Guernsey one, I hope I won’t have to DNF it. So far, enjoying the atmosphere in My Cousin Rachel, and it’s cool to read Daphne’s biography at the same time. De Rosnay’s novels are very popular, but I have resisted them so far! But I really enjoyed her presentation of this bio on French TV

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