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.
The Time Collector
by Gwendolyn Womack
First Sentence: Roan took off his gloves like a man about to duel.
Modern magical realism, romance
by Debbie Tung
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.
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!”
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?”
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.”
Better Reads Challenge:
Despite feeling like my progress was slow, I made the effort to read every day this month!
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.
*cover images from Goodreads