March’s book (which turned into April and May’s book too) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt was epic, and bold and brilliant. To me, Tartt is a real storyteller, a raconteur and the way she puts her words together compels me to carry on reading. Her characters seem real, so real I often imagine they’re there in the room with me, just having a chat. And although Theo may not always be likeable and often makes the wrong decision, I was desperate for things to work out for him. Admittedly there was a chunk in the middle which dragged on a little but this is perhaps something her editor should have pointed out and I might be alone in thinking this! What matters though us that I loved it and would definitely recommend it.
June’s book is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Again it’s another which has had high praise so I’m hoping it’s a good ‘un.