Tuesday, June 01, 2010

May in review

May was an interesting reading month for me. Dominated mostly by YA, but there were also a few graphic novels in there and the one lonely adult book. I've really been trying to catch up on some reviews from previous months (I'm caught up for January aside from one book, but still have a staggering 20 books from February, March and April to work on!) so I didn't do as well with reviewing May's books.

But let me just say I am *excited* to tell you about some of them. Especially North of Beautiful, I Am the Messenger, Paper Towns and When I Was Joe all of which I ADORED. Others were surprising. I didn't expect to fall into the House of Night books so easily and neither did I expect to enjoy the Daniel Waters zombie book. All of these books have taken me on a really fun journey this month, from pondering the issues of image, identity, suicide, domestic violence, zombies, vampire-fledglings, the witness protection program, fallen angels, women's sex lives... to a charming little hotel in New York City, that special mixture of amnesia and love, and a kick-ass demon-hunter. And (because I am SO modern) I even finished reading my first book that I read solely on my iPhone. In fact, I've read two now, but I didn't count the second one (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) because it was too short. But still. I'm even reading a third, it's very exciting times...

1. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
2. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
3. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
4. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
5. Marked by PC and Kristin Cast
6. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
7. Paper Towns by John Green
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
9. Embroideries by Marjane Sartapi
10. Cut by Patricia McCormick
11. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
12. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
13. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
14. Forget You by Jennifer Echols
15. Betrayed by PC and Kristin Cast
16. Strange Angels by Lili St Crow
17. Fallen by Lauren Kate
18. When I Was Joe by Keren David

Did you have a favourite read in May? What're your plans for June?


  1. I really need to up my reading. I want to get through more books each month. Need to stay up later, I think.

  2. You have done extremely well. And you read great books too!

    Here is myMay Wrap-Up post!

  3. I dont know how you do it. So many books. Well done :0)

  4. I think my favorite this month was Dark Lover, but I also enjoyed Beastly and The Luxe.

  5. I feel like my May reading was sort of blah. I read some books I liked, but none that really stuck with me. Plus I fell off the reading-Paradise-Lost-mobile...sad...

  6. I love, love, love the house of night series! I am very patiently waiting for the newest one to come available at my library! I',ve actually started reading more adult books lately..

  7. I read my first John Green book in May -- Looking for Alaska. I'm curious what you thought of Paper Towns. I also saw Maureen Johnson speak at the Book Blogger Convention, and now I'm excited to read at least one of her books.

  8. You had a really interesting reading month. I loved I Am Messenger and Paper Towns too. I'll have to try the others you mentioned.


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