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.
- The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
- Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
- Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
- The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
- (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
- Elegy by Tara Hudson
- Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
- This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash
- Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne
- 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
- Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
- A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
- Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
- Pawn by Aimee Carter
- The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
- Forever by Emma Dodd
- It’s Time to Say Good Night by Harriet Ziefert (illustrated by Barroux)
- Hearts by Thereza Rowe
- Tippy and the Night Parade by Lilli Carre
- Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
- Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
- Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
- Breathe by Sarah Crossan
- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
- Resist by Sarah Crossan
- Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
- The Fever by Megan Abbott
- Fates by Lanie Bross
- 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!
I 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?