Sunday, May 31, 2009

Books Read In May

It has been a bad reading month. I spent days not reading anything and really had no interest in even picking up a book. Maybe it was the stress, maybe it was the lack of good reading material or maybe just having other things to do. It did pick up at the end of the month though and in the end I read 8 books. My lowest so far but its better then none. The books that I read were: 52.

Tropic Of Orange - Karen Tei Yamashita
Deadly Web - Barbara Nadel
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
The Ruby in the Smoke - Philip Pullman
The Lion Tamer's Daughter - Peter Dickinson
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
The Double Eagle - James Twining
The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng

I didn't finish all the books that I had on my list for the month of May for various reasons. I started A Secret History - Donna Tart, A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving and My Own Country Abraham Verghesse but I wasn't interested in the first two. I will try to finish My Own Country next month as well as read Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe.

No non-fiction this month. I read 2 Young Adult novels and 4 murder-mystery type novels. I also read 2 more books for the Diversity Rocks Challenge. I liked all the books I read this month but my favorites were The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng and Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Both books were very different and really really good!!

I am up to 52 books for the year. At this rate I will definatly be able to reach my goal of 100 books by the end of the year. Especially when I get to begin my summer vacation reading.


Webster Twelb said...

I've only read 17 books over the last 5 months. You fair better.

Bybee said...

Wow, you're going strong. Uncle Tom's Cabin? I've never tried that one.