National Year of Reading Monthly Themes – May – Escape

May’s National Year of Reading theme was Escape – easy to do – read tales of derring do or escape escapades (watch the Great Escape on DVD) or just escape anywhere in time or place with a good book :

  • The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do (his escape from Vietnam to Australia) x 2
  • The Idea of Home by John Hughes
  • The Great Escape (DVD)
  • Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
  • Italian Joy by Carla Coulson
  • The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
  • Phrynne Fisher by Kerry Greenwood x2
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  • Cell 8 by Roslund Hellstrom
  • To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McLeod
  • Midnight Express (DVD)
  • At My Father’s Wedding by John Lee
  • Dario by Rowen Hagen
  • The Potted Gardener by MC Beaton
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • Living History by Hilary Clinton
  • Harry Potter – all of them by JK Rowling
  • City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
  • Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe
  • House of Serenity
  • The Freudian Slip by Marion von Adlerstein
  • Game of Thrones by GRR Martin
  • The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foder
  • Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  • Indigo by Catherine McKinley
  • The Silver Chair by CS Lewis
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson

Glad to see we’ve all been busier than April!

  • For June the theme is Dream – look out for the National Year of Reading monthly themes sheets at your local library and add your own dream read.
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