Thursday, June 2

May Wrap-Up!

Another month has come and gone, and the year is almost half over! How did this happen? Where has the time gone? This month was a good month for me, for both reading and other bookish reasons. I may not have gone to BEA or any of those events, but I did manage to snag some great books, and had a few good reads as well. So, May has been a very successful month for me. I even finished a reading challenge!

The Books

This has been my best reading month so far! I hope I can keep up the pace! This month I read 11 books (I would have gotten to 12 at the eleventh hour, but I fell asleep!) This month was also a very eclectic month for reading. As I read a range of genres, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, General Fiction. I finished the other two books I hadn't read yet from Canada Reads 2011. All in all, a very successful month. My favourite book is "The Help" my least favourite book of the month was "The Best Laid Plans." This month also had a wider ranger of ratings for my reviews, and there were more books this time around, I felt were good, but not as impressive as I had thought. But, still most of them were good reads - to say the least I will be exploring many of the authors again.
11 - Midwife of Venice - Roberta Rich - 5.75/10

The Challenges

I did pretty well with my challenges this month, I'm happy with my progress so far. I need to get working on the Civil War Challenge, but other than that I'm doing great. I even finished a Challenge this month, and I'm getting close to finishing a couple of others.

This month I finished the New Author Challenge reading 25/25 books. So far I've finished 3/19 challenges - it doesn't sound like much, but many challenges do have higher numbers or genre specific - and I don't want to get bored with the genres -either way, I'm happy with my progress.

Completed Challenges
Current Challenges

Countries Visited

This month I visited a few different countries, I also visited both the west and east side of Canada. I visited Austria-Hungary, Canada, China, Ireland, USA, and Venice.

Books That Followed Me Home

Review Books
1) The Sojourn - Andrew Krivak
2) Wings: A Novel of the World War II Flygirls - Karl Friedrich

The Ones That Followed Me Home (aka Bought)

3) The Long Song - Andrea Levy
4) Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
5) My Name is Mary Sutter - A Novel - Robin Oliveira
6) Baking Cakes in Kigali - Gaile Parkin
7) Rooftops of Tehran - A Novel - Mahbod Seraji
8) Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright
9) The Dressmaker of Kahair Khana - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

I also got this bookish thing!

A & Z Book Ends!

And that's it for this month! Some good books read, and bought. Happy reading in June.

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