Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A Month In Books - May 2017


I have hit two reading milestones this month. Firstly my book reviews blog, Literary Flits, is one year old today - Happy Blogiversary to me! If you're looking for a good book to read, there's now 365 suggestions to browse through. They are indexed by author, or if you scroll to the bottom of each post you can click on the individual label links to be taken to more books of a similar age / theme / nation / ...

I also got my 100 Reviews badge at NetGalley so now have a shiny new icon to display:
100 Book Reviews Yay me!

With the General Election looming I decided to have another themed reading month and chose a selection of Essential General Election Reads: books exploring various political themes that are important to me. Some posts review new reads and are detailed in the main post below, others are transferred reviews of books I had already read. If you're interested, here's my link list:

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
The Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell
A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin
My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
From Fatwa To Jihad by Kenan Malik
Such Little Accident by Mike Robbins (my review in Comments)
Honourable Friends by Caroline Lucas
The Rights Of Man by H G Wells (from noon 1st June)


I am delighted that Literary Flits hosted another four Guest Reviews this month. If you have an indie author, small press or global literature book review that you would like to share please do get in touch. It doesn't need to be exclusive content and you can check here to see if a book has already been reviewed. I look forward to hearing from you!

For myself, I read nineteen books in May including biography, short stories, horror and science fiction from as far afield as Iraq and Argentina, and as long ago as 1598.
Don't forget to check out the associated Giveaways!


Guest reviews


Elusive by Sara Rosett

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Read the original book review on Literary Flits by author Bluette Matthey.


Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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Read the original book review on Literary Flits by book blogger Joy of Joyous Reads.


Bad Sons by Oliver Tidy

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Read the original book review on Literary Flits by crime fiction author Tin Larrick.


Awash In Talent by Jessica Knauss

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Read the original book review on Literary Flits by horror author Norman Prentiss.


My reviews

The Idea Of You by Amanda Prowse

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Read my original book review on Literary Flits


Trail Of Miracles by Smadar Herzfeld

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The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli

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New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

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My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst

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Self Service Check-outs Have No Soul by Andy Carrington

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Carrington's new poetry collection doesn't have the fiery anger of some of his previous work, but instead is muted by nostalgia and resignation as he perhaps comes to terms, Cassandra-like, with his predictions and warnings being ignored.


The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Sovereignty by Anjenique Hughes

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Accommodation Offered by Anna Livia

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ReejecttIIon: a Number Two by Daniel Clausen and Harry Whitewolf

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Nest In The Bones by Antonio Di Benedetto

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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Underneath by Anne Goodwin

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Walk! Dartmoor by Kate and Alan Hobbs
Published in the UK by Discovery Walking Guides in January 2016.

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The Giant Secret (1899AD): Finding Christopher by David Alan Webb

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Life In A Haunted House by Norman Prentiss

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Such Little Accident: British democracy and its enemies by Mike Robbins

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Read my original book review on Literary Flits (in the Comments)


Old Loves Die Hard by Lauren Carr

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Honourable Friends?: Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas

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Read my original book review on Literary Flits


That's it for this month and I know I have already got some great books lined up for review in June including Kate Vane's new novel, Harry Whitewolf's new poetry collection and a Hollywood biography. Keep up daily on Literary Flits or I will see you here at the end of the month for another round up. Don't forget the Giveaways!

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