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March/April Summary and Plans for May

I got my reading mojo back recently and have read a lot in the last few weeks. This is mainly because we still haven’t sold our house, so we’re in a boring limbo which involves lots of cleaning and sitting around whilst people wander arou...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on May 1, 2016

Recent Summary and Plans for March

I’ve had a stressful few months, but things are beginning to fall into place and I’m starting to read again. We’ve found a beautiful old house in Worcestershire and now have to wait patiently until we find a buyer for our current pr...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Feb 29, 2016

September/October Summary and Plans for November

The summer was so busy that I didn’t read much, but things have been a lot quieter since my boys returned to school. This means I’m back to my usual level of reading and am getting through the stacks again. I’ve read a nice selectio...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Nov 1, 2015

July/August Summary and Plans for September

I’ve had a very busy summer, spending time with friends and family. I’ve managed to keep up the reading, but haven’t been able to keep this blog up to date. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that now things are getting back to norm...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Sep 1, 2015

June Summary and Plans for July

June hasn’t been a very good month for me. I wanted to tell you that Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is one of the best books I’ve ever read and that Familiar Wars by Julietta Harvey is an amazing book that reminds me A Fine Balan...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jun 30, 2015

May Summary and Plans for June

Book of the Month: Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin This book about the difficulties of facing puberty as an intersex teenager was eye-opening and emotional. Recommended to anyone looking for a gripping page-turner.  Books Reviewed in May: Golden Bo...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jun 2, 2015

April Summary and Plans for May

I haven’t read much in the last month as I’m going through a non-fiction phase and these books don’t have the narrative drive required to persuade me to read for long periods of time. Instead I’ve just been dipping into them f...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on May 1, 2015

March Summary and Plans for April

I had high hopes for March, suspecting it might be my best reading month for a while. Unfortunately many of the books that I was excited about (The Buried Giant, Everything I Never Told You and Wolf Border (reviews for these last two coming soon)) fa...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Apr 1, 2015

February Summary and Plans for March

February was a disappointing reading month. Most books had great potential at the beginning, but failed to carry the brilliance through to the end. The standout that bucked this trend was Into That Forest by Louis Nowra, a wonderfully atmospheric bo...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Mar 1, 2015

January Summary and Plans for February

This month I read two outstanding books. Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius and Strangers by Taichi Yamada  were both fantastic and I highly recommend that you give them a try.  Books of the Month   Books Reviewed in January: Ghost Boy by Martin Pi...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jan 31, 2015

November/December Summary and Plans for January

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that you’ve had a wonderful 2014 and are looking forward to the year ahead. 2015 promises to be an exciting year for me and I look forward to letting you know how my new business progresses. I plan to continue book blogg...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jan 1, 2015

October Summary and Plans for November

October has been a busy month for me. The building work is almost complete so I’ve been gathering boxes from storage and unpacking them. It is a slow process, but almost over now. I’m continuing to read at a slower pace, but I’m enj...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Nov 1, 2014

June Summary and Plans for July

Many thanks for all the kind messages you’ve sent recently. My health is continuing to improve – although I have more tests to complete and still don’t know the cause of my heart problem. I’ve been able to read again, but only...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jun 29, 2014

April Summary and Plans for May

I apologise for the unplanned blogging break – I’ve been ill for the last few weeks. Yesterday I was finally able to read, but I haven’t been able to do so for two weeks. This means I haven’t got any books to review, so my pos...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on May 6, 2014

March Summary and Plans for April

March was a mixed month, mainly due to me trying the final books on the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist. Overall it included a fantastic range of books and it was nice to see the variety, despite the fact they weren’t all to...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Apr 1, 2014

February Summary and Plans for March

February was a reasonable reading month for me. There were lots of enjoyable books, but nothing stood out above the others. This means that for the first time ever there is no book of the month.
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Mar 1, 2014

December/January Summary and Plans for February

I’ve had a mixed few months. December seemed to produce one amazing read after another, but 2014 has been disappointing so far. Many of the books I’d been looking forward to didn’t live up to expectations. Hopefully my run of bad lu...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Feb 1, 2014

November Summary and Plans for December

November was a fairly typical reading month for me. There were a few more average reads than I’d like, but the themes were varied enough to keep me happy. I read slightly less than normal because I’m immersed in a few chunksters: A Man I...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Dec 1, 2013

October Summary and Plans for November

October was an amazing reading month for me. I read four outstanding books (a 5* review is coming soon!), which I think is a record for me. All were very different in terms of style and content, but I highly recommend them all. Books of the Month The...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Oct 31, 2013

August/September Summary and Plans for October

I was away at the end of August so didn’t get the chance to summarise that month’s reading. This means I have combined two months into one massive list. As usual, all books are listed in order of enjoyment so if you share a taste in books...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Sep 30, 2013


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