Hey everyone, how’s it going? Hope you’re all doing well. I’m back today with a book post because it’s the end of the month so it’s time to see what I’ve been reading! Let’s just skip my usual rambling and jump straight into it.
The first book I read in May was Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink by Mary Potter Kenyon and Mary Jedlicka Humston. I won’t go into that here because I already wrote a full blog post on it which you can check out here.
The second book I read in May was The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson. It’s less of a book really and more of a long essay because it is only 48 pages long. It’s Jon Ronson’s look at the alt-right election campaign in America and it’s connection to the utterly crazy talk show host Alex Jones, although as it did come out in September 2016, it obviously doesn’t take into account the fact that Trump somehow did in fact get elected so it is dated. I do enjoy Ronson’s writing style though and I’m a fan of some of his other books (such as The Psychopath Test) so while he doesn’t say anything new or surprising in this essay, it was still a good read.
The third book I read in May was Canoeing the Congo by Phil Harwood and it’s my favourite of what I read (you know I do love my travel literature!). It’s an account of Phil Harwood’s five month-long journey canoeing down the Congo river from its source to sea. I don’t really know what to say other than that! It’s a well written book so if you enjoy travel literature, I think you’ll like this.
And that’s actually all I read this month. I had great plans of reading loads and loads of books this month but being sick for half the month, I really did lose my motivation and ended up just playing video games instead! Not that playing video games is a bad thing but it means my pile of books hasn’t gotten much smaller…in fact, it’s actually gotten bigger because last week I went to Brian Cox Live (learning astronomy on a Wednesday night in an arena = a great time!) and bought some more books for me to read:
I got Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club and Brian Cox’s Forces of Nature – which I actually already own the hardcover copy of it already but this one was signed by him so now I have two books signed by him!
So, not much read this month but I do have great plans for June.
As always, if you have any book recommendations or you’ve read any of the books I mentioned here, let me know in the comments below and share your thoughts!