Books I Read in May

It’s going to be a short list. May was busy, busy, busy and instead of reading I ended up sleeping. But, let’s do this anyway.

The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd. I started May still on an Irish kick. The thing is, looking back on this, I barely have any memory of what this book was about and I read it less than a month ago. I gave it three stars on Goodreads though so I guess it was ok. My god, my memory is shit.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. This one I remember. What else can say about Mister Rogers? He was just an amazing person. I forget if this was in the book or a story I read somewhere online while reading the book but he was an ordained minister and very religious. But he never preached on his show. When asked why he said that he never wanted a child of a different religious background to feel left out of his show. Just an amazing man.

The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. We’re back in Ireland. Belfast, early 1900s to be precise. This book has some flaws but it’s written beautifully and the protagonist is a strong catholic Irish woman in the wrong part (for her religion) of Ireland during the push for independence. There’s a love triangle that’s a bit forced but besides that it’s a good yarn.

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt. A nonfiction book that takes you through the catacombs of Paris and subway tunnels of NYC. It gets a little repetitive for my taste but a quick read nonetheless.

How was your May reading?