I'm back to my average of four books read this month.
The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine is the latest tale from the The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. I'm such a fan of these books, the characters are delightful and each time you read the next installment it feels as though you're catching up with old friends. This time, Mmm Ramotswe decides to take a holiday, but she's not one to sit about and can't help but secretly get involved with the cases at the agency.
My Agatha Christie read this month was Cards On The Table. In this story, the murder takes place during a bridge party. I've no idea how to play bridge and as there was a lot of bridge terminology and reference made to certain hands which had been played, this totally lost me. I think this may spoil the book for some people, however, it didn't for me, I still enjoyed it. There was only four suspects but I still didn't guess the culprit, my suspicion kept altering from one to another.
I got Sleigh Bells In The Snow by Sarah Morgan as a free download on my Kindle. It had been there waiting for me to read it for quite some time, I wasn't sure it was really my kind of book and when I started it I still wasn't sure but the more I read, the more I enjoyed it. It's set around the beautiful Snow Crystal resort in Vermont at Christmas time and I think it would be a great book to read during the festive season as the scene is set. This is the first in a trilogy and I've now put the other two on my list of books to read.
Big Little Lies is the third book by Liane Moriarty that I've read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really like this author's style of writing and the characters she introduces us to could easily be people we know, it's so easy to connect with them. The story is set around a group of kindergarten parents, one of which we know from the beginning of the book has been murdered but we're not told which one. The story goes back in time and follows the lives of these people, many of which have a secret, until that fateful school trivia night at which one of them will die.
It's a bank holiday weekend here but not only does Mick have tomorrow off work, he's taken the rest of the week off too. I'm hoping that the weather improves from what it's like today, dull and rainy, so that we can get out and about a bit.