I read 9 books for a total of 1,994 pages and an average of 64 pages per day. Thanks to my first ever reading slump, this has been my lowest month of the year across all the stats – I was also very busy turning 30 and celebrating nearly all month.
That being said, I’m still very happy with how much I managed to read. Thank gourd for comics and middle-grade! Overall, it was a middle of the month road as far as ratings go. The standout was Moonstruck, though I greatly enjoyed First Class Murder and the Broken Kingdom series. At least there were no DNFs!
King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
First Sentence: I found these pages scattered, teased across the rocks by a fitful wind.
Notable Quote: “Some pain you can distance yourself from, but a headache sits right where you live.”
Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport
First Sentence: I usually don’t have much time for reflecting, but lately I seem to have nothing but time, and I find myself wondering – what sort of killer am I?
Notable Quote: “A face tends to be pleasant when the mind behind it is.”
First Class Murder by Robin Stevens
First Sentence: From the way my father is carrying on, anyone would think that the murder which has just taken place was our fault – or rather, that it was Daisy’s.
A few thoughts on Goodreads:
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
Moonstruck by Grace Ellis
Odd & the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
First Sentence: There was a boy called Odd, and there was nothing strange or unusual about that, not in that time or place.
Reviews to come:
Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
First Sentence: Kai stood before the old-stone, a single rough block set upright in the days when men knew nothing but wood and rock and hunting.
I Really Didn’t Think This Through by Beth Evans
First Sentence: Hey there, thanks for picking up this book.
As far as my Tear Down was concerned, I didn’t even try. Two of the three books on my list are part of my Charles de Lint collection and aren’t getting unhauled even if I don’t read them. So, I’ve given them a pass and I’ll try again in June. This challenge is definitely harder than I thought and overall, I’m not doing great on killing my backlog.