In March, I read:
- The Chain by Adrian McKinty
- How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister
- The Hit List by Holly Seddon
- Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
- The Last Snow by Stina Jackson
- The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean
- Playing Nice by J P Delaney
- Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman
My favourite of these was The Last Snow by Stina Jackson. Set in Sweden, I loved the atmosphere of the creepy forest, the claustrophobic community where everyone knows everyone, and the idiosyncratic characters. I immediately bought a copy for my mum for Mother’s Day.
I also really enjoyed The Hit List by Holly Seddon and How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister. Both books left me thinking about their plots for a long time afterwards, particularly what it might be like to enter witness protection. They’re both ‘what would you do if…’ books and highly recommended.
Incidentally, if you are a writer, check out The Honest Authors podcast which is hosted by Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon. It lifts the lid on the publishing industry and writing in general and is incredibly helpful and entertaining.
In April I am going to read
- Vox by Christina Dalcher
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- The Familiars by Stacey Halls
- Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
In my mission to read the Hercule Poirot books in order, I’ve skipped The Mystery of the Blue Train (I did manage to catch the TV adaptation on ITV Player though) and have moved on to Peril at End House.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? What’s your favourite book of the year so far?