Bittersweet month. Though I'm aiming to read 4 books last month, I ended up reading three books.
I hope I'd get to read 4 books this month. As continuation of my April post, let me share with you my May books:
15. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
- Elspeth dies and leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina, daughters of her estranged twin sister Edie. The twins settle down at her apartment not knowing that Elspeth spirit is stuck in the apartment. They begin to discover things when they found out that their aunt's ghost is still here. They will meet their neighbors, Martin, who's wife Marijke left him due to his OCD and Robert, Elspeth's lover. Valentina tries to break away from Julia and is willing to do unthinkable measures to attain it.
This is not your typical ghost story as it tackles sibling conflicts, family secrets, acceptance and self-identity--most especially to twins.
Niffenegger's second novel is quite different from the first novel (Time Traveler's Wife), but if you liked the first novel, you'll like this too.
16. The Morning Rush Top Ten by Chico and Delamar
- A compilation of best Top Ten of everything from their morning radio show, "The Morning Rush". The lists range from something a little spooky to really really funny. Personal favorites are "Top Ten Signs You're a Poser" and "Top Ten TMI Moments". I don't listen much to radio, I can't even remember catching their radio show, but this makes me want to listen to them. A very light and funny read, you might find yourself laughing loud while reading this. :)
17. Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
- Lacey Farrell, a successful real estate agent, witness the murder of Isabelle Waring, who's daughter recently died from an "accident". Reading her daughter's journal, Isabelle didn't believe that it was just an accident, making her a target of her daughter's killers. Obviously the next target, Lacey has to assume a different identity while the police works on the case. While living in a different city, she continues helping the victims. There she meets Tom, a dashing radio announcer who's cousin might just help her in solving the case.
I've been reading a lot of Mary Higgins Clark books lately, and this book's ending is a little bit predictable. It doesn't have much action but it's fine read nevertheless.
More book reviews next month!