Thursday, June 13

May Wrap-Up

May was quite the month for me - as real life got pretty hectic between work and other personal events. So I didn't manage to read much, and it seems I'm still in a bit of a reading slump. Which I hate, because I find that when you're in a slump, I have an even harder time choosing what to read next, because not sure if the slump will continue or not. One of those things I suppose. June should be a little better, at least I'll have a little more time to read and post reviews - and become more social with everyone again. But May seems to have been a bit of a write off.

The Books

As I said above, I've been in a reading slump and there weren't a lot of fantastic reads this month. There were some good and interesting books - but still nothing that screamed awesome for me. I finished the mini-series from my SGA books and those books ended up being my favourites of the month. My least favourite books were Fishy ducky's Fables and The Blue Castle. But all in all, it was a slight improvement from last month, but not by much.

1. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi Durrow - 7.75/10
2. Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke - 7/10
3. Heidi - Joanne Spyri - 8/10
4. Secrets - (SGA 20/Book 5 of the Legacy Series) - Jo Graham, Melissa Scott - 8.25/10
5. The Inheritors (SGA 21/Book 6 of the Legacy Series) - Jo Graham, Melissa Scott, Amy Griswold - 9/10
6. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan - 7/10
7. Fishducky's Fables - Fran Fischer - 5/10
8. The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery - 5/10

The Challenges

I'm falling slightly behind on my challenges, but not by much. I think in the next couple of months I should be right on target - or hopefully, slightly ahead. A Few challenges are going wonderfully, and I think it's safe to say I'll have a handful done by the end of summer, so challenge wise, things are going pretty much as planned.

1. 100 Books in 2013 Challenge - 51/100 -51%
2. 2013 Category Challenge - 46/131 - 35%
3. 777 Challenge - 3/7 - 43%

4. Alphabet Challenge 2013 - 25/52 - 48%
5. E-Book Challenge 2013 - 25/50 - 50%
6. Finish That Series Challenge 2013 - 0/4 (Series), 1/7 (Books) - 0%
7. Ireland Reading Challenge 2013 - 4/10 - 40%
8. Mental Illness Advocacy Challenge - 4/12 - 25%
9. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2013 - 25/75 - 33%
10. Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge 2013 - 4/5 - 80%
11. New Author Challenge 2013 - 31/50 - 62%
12. Sookie Stackhouse Reading Challenge 2013 - 1/5 - 20%
13. War Through the Generations Challenge 2013 (American Revolutionary War) - 1/3 - 33%
14. 50 Book Pledge - 51/100 - 51%


Countries Visited

This month through my reading travels I "visited" The USA, Switzerland and England. Oh, and I went up to the Pegasus Galaxy.



Create your own travel map - TravBuddy


Books That Followed Me Home

Full House - Maeve Binchy
Heart and Soul - Maeve Binchy
The Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
The Golem and the Jinni - Helen Wecker

EBooks

The Hypnotist - Lars Kepler
The Blackhouse - Peter May
Open - Lisa Moore
Signs and Wonders - Alix Ohlin
Away From Everywhere - Chad Pelley
Solomon Gursky Was Here - Mordecai Richler
Baggage - Jill Sooley

And that's it for may folks!


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