Monthly Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

May!

In May I read 9 books for a total of 2,197 pages and an average of 70 pages per day. It seems I was too busy buying (and receiving) books this month to read as much as I wanted.

I always tend to substantially increase my book hoard during my birthday month. Slowly my friends and family are learning that I just prefer books as gifts and my ‘treat yourself’ attitude really tends to shine in May too. It felt like I was reading at a slower pace than usual, though I still did great in terms of number of books. I just have so many to read still! It was a good reading month though, with the exception of The Time Collector -_-

The Blue Sword
by Robin McKinley
First Sentence:
She scowled at her glass of orange juice.
YA fantasy

The Time Collector
by Gwendolyn Womack
First Sentence:
Roan took off his gloves like a man about to duel.
Modern magical realism, romance

Book Love
by Debbie Tung

Comics collection

A Wizard of Earthsea
by Urusla K. LeGuin
First Sentence:
The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.
Fantasy

5 Worlds: The Red Maze
by Mark and Alexis Siegel

Middle-grade, graphic novel, sci-fi, fantasy

The Tombs of Atuan
by Urusla K. LeGuin
First Sentence:
“Come home, Tenar!”
Fantasy

The 5 Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
First Sentence:
At 30,000 feet, somewhere between Buffalo and Dallas, he put his magazine in his seat pocket, turned in my direction, and asked, “What kind of work do you do?”
Self-help, relationships

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon vol 4
by Naoko Takeuchi

Graphic novel, futuristic fantasy, YA

Never Grow Up
by Jackie Chan
First Sentence:
In 2016, I received an honorary Academy Award for my lifetime achievement in film.
Notable Quote: “Your life is decided by your character and the decisions you make in the moment.”
Autobiography/memoir

Better Reads Challenge:

Despite feeling like my progress was slow, I made the effort to read every day this month!

Month: 31/31
Year: 143/365

TBR Tear Down:

I did ok this month, I think. I gave myself a pass again on the Tanith series, because it’s Tanith and a series and I’m not getting rid of it anyway, so I might as well keep it on my list. Got a good start on the Earthsea series – I would have been happy just reading the first book. I’m sooo bad at sticking to even a small TBR.

Non-Review Highlights:

Mini Vacation: Cape Cod

Quick Chat: Favorite Slump

*cover images from Goodreads

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