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May Reads 2014

So I read an insane amount of books in May. Seriously. None of my previous posts prepared me for this, but between a move (ie: not knowing anyone) and this sudden and wonderful zest for reading, the books were just flying onto my “May Reads 2014” list. So as a result, I don’t think I’m really going to talk about my personal opinion on each of these, and I’m thinking I might move to a weekly recap format instead. What do you think? Is weekly TOO MANY BOOKS? Or do you not care? Or do you not believe I can actually stick to a weekly post because I can’t even stick to a monthly one (April empties… they’re coming!) In the meantime, here’s what I read.

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.25.12 AMScreen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.25.42 AMMay Reads:

  1. The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
  2. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  3. Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
  4. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
  5. (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
  6. Elegy by Tara Hudson
  7. Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
  8. This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash
  9. Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne
  10. 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
  11. Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
  12. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  13. Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
  14. Pawn by Aimee Carter
  15. The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner
  16. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  17. Forever by Emma Dodd
  18. It’s Time to Say Good Night by Harriet Ziefert (illustrated by Barroux)
  19. Hearts by Thereza Rowe
  20. Tippy and the Night Parade by Lilli Carre
  21. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
  22. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  23. Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
  24. Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  25. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  26. Resist by Sarah Crossan
  27. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
  28. The Fever by Megan Abbott
  29. Fates by Lanie Bross
  30. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

Because I’m not giving a little review of all the books, I’ve instead underlined my favourites of the month, and I’d definitely recommend picking up any of those!

June Reading Plans:

There’s lots of stuff I want to read in June but I’ve been enjoying making more weekly rather than monthly TBRs. Despite all the reading I did in May, I actually didn’t finish all the books I’d planned in April. But I managed to do a pretty good job when I scheduled a weekly rather than monthly basis, so I might stick to that for now. That said, I do have one batch of books I want to finish in June, REAL BOOKS!

May Reads 2014I am doing a mini June challenge with Sarah over at Workaday Reads. We’re planning to finish 10 print books. My goal is to finish 10 ARCs (or advance reader copies) I own because I give them away after, so if I read these 10 books they will all be gone and out of my collection, which is great. Especially since I just ordered a couple more books (may have to do a mini book haul). These are all books I’m interested in reading but haven’t gotten to for whatever reason, so hopefully June is the month I can make that happen.

What were your May Reads?

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