30th Apr 2015 in Books
April was mostly spent travelling around events and festivals for the launch of my first novel The Gracekeepers, which was great fun! The downside is that I barely saw my family (my fiancee Annie and our gorgeous lurcher Rosie); the upside is that all those hours spent on trains meant plenty of reading time. I’ve combined both things to have Rosie help me share my top three books for the month:
- Under My Skin, James Dawson – A modern, subtly queer update on Point Horror. I raced through this in a day as I couldn’t put it down.
- So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson – A highly readable and scary exploration of public shaming in the age of social media. As well as being fascinating, this made me examine my own behaviour.
- The Spinning Heart, Donal Ryan – A novel in stories, each narrated by a different character in a small Irish town. It’s incredible how Ryan crams so much beauty and heartbreak into such a small book.
What were your favourite April reads? Share in the comments below, or on GoodReads.