Saturday, June 09, 2012

Books Read in May

Whew - May went by in a flash!  A Very busy month for us, getting ready for two graduations, proms and formals, lots of school activities, and hosting lots of guests.  I did find time to read some good books in May:
  • Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson, an original and suspenseful psychological thriller, read for one of my book groups.
  • Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voight, a warm and tender middle-grade/teen novel.
  • Faith by Jennifer Haigh, a thought-provoking novel by one of my favorite authors, read for my other book group.
  • Leisl and Po by Lauren Oliver, a fun and adventurous middle-grade audio book about a girl who befriends a ghost.
  • Dead To You by Lisa McMann, a compelling teen/YA novel about a boy who was abducted years ago and returned to his family.
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, a magical, thoroughly unique novel.
  • The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez, a fascinating teen/YA memoir.
Wow, I read 7 books last month - that's actually more than I usually fit in!  I read three grown-up novels, two middle-grade novels (one read and one audio), and two teen/YA books, one a novel and the other a memoir - that's a pretty good mix for a single month!

All of these books were good.  In fact, they were all excellent; I don't think I can pick a favorite this month.  OK, if you twist my arm, Dead To You was probably my favorite among favorites, with Before I Go To Sleep a close second.

For my 2012 Challenges, I added only 1 new state, Maryland, to my Where Are You Reading 2012 list.  The rest were all repeats (still reading lots of books set in England!).  I read nothing at all from my TBR shelves this month - all library books and new review books.  And no dystopian novels (though June will take care of that!).  I squeezed in one memoir just before the end of the month, though.  And I started my own first-ever challenge, Big Book Summer Challenge, so check it out and sign up!

What were your favorite books read in May?


  1. I love that idea of Where Are You Reading. I'd love to see how many countries and states have been settings for the novels I've read over my lifetime. Sounds like a great month!

  2. You had a great month for books in MAy - hope June is off to a good start as well.