For some reason I seemed to read virtually nothing in May until I hit my trip to Copenhagen when I read so much due to being in the airport/ flying solo and having a nice relaxing evening in my hotel.
First off I read ‘Idiot Abroad’ by Karl Pilkington because let’s face it who doesn’t love Karl?! I read one of his books a few months ago and found it such an enjoyable read that I thought I’d give this one a go. I’ve seen the TV show so nothing was a complete surprise and I remembered a few of his experiences from seeing it on TV but it was the perfect easy holiday read.
Next up was a graphic novel in the form of ‘Batman Year One’. I have been meaning to finish this for ages and my trip was the perfect time to do so. The DC comics are quite dark in comparison to the Marvel comics and this really appeals to me and it was nice to read a comic which showed more of the origins of Batman and how he is compared to how he is portrayed in the movies. This is the perfect starter comic for anyone into DC.
This month I actually read a second graphic novel which was the hefty ‘Game of Thrones: Volume One’. My friend bought this from our local comic book store earlier this month and I nabbed it to read when she was finished and it’s great. Having knowledge of the characters from the TV show definitely helped but I actually found it easier to keep track of the story in the graphic novel than via the show. A definite must for any GOT fan.
The final book which I read this month was ‘Shopaholic To The Rescue’ by Sophie Kinsella. I bought this book in Copenhagen airport after really needing something to read and there was little choice in English so I picked up this one. I have read some of the other books in this series and knew they were enjoyable and easy to read. This I believe is the 8th book in the series (although I’ve read random ones and they all work as standalone books) and this was the story of Becky’s father disappearing to put something right and Becky, alongside friends and family, going out to find him and ultimately help him finish what he started.