In May I read 13 books for a total of 3,714 pages and an average of 120 pages per day. My ability to read came back with a vengeance in May and I’m not mad about it.
It’s been my best month of the year and it felt good to be making time for my main passion again. In terms of quality of what I read, this has also been a great month. I at least enjoyed everything I read, if not loved it.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
First Sentence: I hadn’t so much forgot as I couldn’t bring myself to remember
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
First Sentence: When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he’d reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him.
Dear Girls by Ali Wong
First Sentence: Dear Girls, I have a secret that I never wanted anyone to know.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca
First Sentence: I didn’t choose the wench life.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon vol 7 by Naoko Takeuchi
Bedfellow by Jeremy C. Shipp
First Sentence: Hendrick prides himself on always responding well to an emergency, but he freezes in place when a man in a Space Jam nightshirt crawls through their living room window.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
First Sentence: I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realize I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.
The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren
First Sentence: Officer Martin: Can you state your name, date of birth, and occupation for the record?
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon vol 8 by Naoko Takeuchi
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
First Sentence: When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
First Sentence: I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
There aren’t any – womp, womp!
*cover images from Goodreads