Between having a helluva lot going on this month, and also hitting a reading slump, May wasn’t much better than April in terms of reading (and at least in April I had the excuse of travelling and parental visits). It took me three weeks to read one YA fantasy! Whaaat! I got there in the end, but I did it by reading books I felt like, not necessarily those that I had in my plans. Oh well! These things happen sometimes.
Past Month’s Reading:
Here’s my May-June TBR:
So… yeah, that’s it.
The things I read and reviewed were:
- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (classics – 3 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (crime – 4.5 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
- Galax-Arena by Gillian Rubinstein (SFF/children’s fiction – 2 stars – review) (read April, reviewed May)
- Lessons in Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder by Corinne Grant (memoir – 4 stars – review)
- Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (YA/SFF – 2.5 stars – review at GoodReads)
- The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel (historical mystery – 4 stars – review forthcoming)
- The Owl Service by Alan Garner (children’s fiction/fantasy – 2 stars – not planning to review).
Physical book: Purple Threads by Jeanine Leane. This is an Australian Women Writers Challenge book and while I haven’t read much so far, I am enjoying the strong women characters.
Ebook: Bookworm – A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan. I am enjoying this when I am familiar with the books she talks about, but for every one I know, there are two or three I don’t. Having someone talk at length about children’s books you have no connection to is not that enjoyable for me. So this is a bit of a mixed bag so far.
Audio book: Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I am really enjoying this. I just wish The Dragon didn’t call Agnieszka an idiot quite so much. It ruins the chemistry for me a bit.
Planning to read next:
As much as I would like to concentrate on crossing some more of the above TBR, I just want a good old YA book right now, and I have Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo out from the library, along with its sequel, Hunting Prince Dracula, which will fit the bill perfectly.