May Round-Up – The Books I Read In May 2016

In May I read seven books, all of them fiction: A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker (Doubleday) – My first read of May was a fictionalised retelling of the life of Irish writer Samuel Baker. With events focusing around the Second World War it is the story of how Samuel adapted to life … Continue reading May Round-Up – The Books I Read In May 2016

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

I was excited to have the opportunity to read Barkskins, the forthcoming novel by Annie Proulx, which is the first of her novels I have read. Having heard great things about her previous works I had high hopes for her latest novel, a sprawling epic about two families and their part in the taking down … Continue reading Barkskins by Annie Proulx