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Here are the books I read in May, and my capsule recommendations on whether I think they’re worth anyone else’s time.
|Jasper Jones||Craig Silvey||YEA. Solid YA that zips along and keeps you in suspense.|
|The Chaos Walking Trilogy: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer, Monsters of Men||Patrick Ness||YEA. Brutal but riveting dystopian sci-fi YA.|
|Duplicate Keys||Jane Smiley||NAY. I just do not understand the hype surrounding this novel. I was looking for a good literary-ish mystery and was disappointed.|
|Wolf Hall||Hilary Mantel||MAYBE. If you like historical fiction and want something really impressive. If you don’t like historical fiction, you’ll still be impressed, but maybe not enthralled.|
|The Death of the Heart||Elizabeth Bowen||YEA. If you like early 20th century Brit fic and feel like being righteously pissed and also kind of sad, teenage-girl-style.|
|Sweet Silver Blues||Glenn Cook||MAYBE. If you want some kooky fantasy that has a whiff of the Gentleman Bastards series but is not really as good.|
|All the Birds, Singing||Evie Wyld||YEA. Literary thriller that you will read it in a day, hoping to dispel its cloud of menace. Then you will turn back to the beginning and read at least the first five chapters over again immediately.|