Wednesday, June 03, 2009

May Wrap-Up

I read 21 books in May. Not as many as previous months, but still a good number! I also read some of my favourite books of the year this month: Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak. I think that is really all that I have to say!

The full list:

  • 153. Skellig by David Almond
  • 152. Love is Hell by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • 151. The Guests of War Trilogy - Book 3 - The Lights Go On Again by Kit Pearson
  • 150. Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  • 149. Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Life - Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
  • 148. The Hungery Games by Suzanne Collins
  • 147. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
  • 146. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • 145. Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass - Book One by Erica Kirov
  • 144. Girl meets boy by Ali Smith
  • 143. Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer's Night Dream
  • 142. The City and The City by China Mieville
  • 141. The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
  • 140. The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
  • 139. Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs
  • 138. To The Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles by Marc Eliot
  • 137. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  • 136. The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
  • 135. Miki Falls - Book 2: Summer by Mark Crilley
  • 134. ... I never saw another butterfly... Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
  • 133. The Good Neighbors: Kin: Book One by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
  • 132. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer


  1. I read 19 and I think that was a record, for me. In fact, I've read 87 for the year and that's huge. I want to read as fast as Kailana, when I grow up. :)

  2. LOL@Bookfool :p I don't think any of us can read as fast as Kailana :p Forest of Hands and Teeth is one of my favorites of the year so far too! I can't wait til we get the companion book in 2010!

  3. By the way, my word verification word was Pookmeyer...I think that's my new favorite word :p and the one for this comment is "ovesin" you sure do get some good ones ;)

  4. Anonymous3:41 AM

    That's a great list of books! I read Skellig years ago, I remember I enjoyed it, though I can't remember exactly why. I should get out my copy for my daughter this summer.

    I also read The Hunger Games in May, really liked it.

    I hope June is also a good month for you.

  5. As always you amaze me!

    I too loved Graceling!! It was a really good book.

  6. And I only finished ONE. That's the least amount ever. However, my yard looks lovely. :)

  7. I can't wait to read Graceling and The Forest of Hands and Teeth! You read great stuff, Kailana. I also really loved The Love We Share Without Knowing. It's on my favorites list for the year, too!

  8. I read Hunger Games last month as well, and I think I have Sweetheart to read as well. Good job last month. I was happy to have read 16.

  9. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Hi Kailana, this is one of those better late than never comments.

    I see on my blog that in Dec 08 you had a spirit of christmas award for me. This is the 1st time I have read if it...sorry...can I still collect it?

    you can reach me at

  10. Wow, 21? My highest is 18. Not sure I'll ever be able to go above 20!

  11. 21 is not merely a good number, it's a freakin' fantastic number! I'm generally happy to hit 12...and believe me, I don't even do that all that often. Oh man, and there's so many on your list there that I really want to read!

  12. Man, I'm jealous.

    Congrats on such a good month and I agree with Bookfool - I wanna read like you when I grow up.


  13. Holy smokes! How do you read so many books in one short month? You're amazing.

  14. Bookfool: Yay for reading 87 books this year! That's a great number! This year is a weird year for me. I haven't read this many books since I was a kid! I am liking it. :)

    Chris: There are people that read faster, so, yes, people can! haha Forest of Hands and Teeth is a great book. I am looking forward to more in 2010! The word verification can be pretty fun. I still find it annoying, but what can you do!

    imbookingit: Skellig was really good. I am happy that I read it! It was different, which is what I needed. Everyone is reading The Hunger Games. lol I hope June is good for you, too!

    Pat: Aw, thanks! Graceling was great, huh? I am looking forward to more from her!

    Les: I am so happy that your yard looks lovely! I hate lawn work. I mow the lawn, that's about the extent. Someone suggested a garden and I think me and the cc are still laughing at the concept. I would kill everything!

    Meghan: I hope you enjoy both books when you get a chance to read them! Thanks!

    Nicole: Another Hunger Games reader. It was popular in May! Sweetheart was good. Not my favourite book ever, but enjoyable.

    jane: I will email you back, but of course you can still acknowledge it. Christmas spirit is a yearly thing.

    3m: I never used to think I could either, but I did it this year. I am very proud of myself. lol 18 is really good too!

    Debi: Well, you are a lot busier than I am. Never forget that! If I had your life I don't know how I would find time to read. You amaze me! And, I miss your posts! Hurry back!

    cj: Thanks! lol

  15. Booklogged: I don't know, to be truthful! I am always amazed at the end of the month how much I have read. And, thanks!

  16. I'm amazed at how much you read! Impressive!!

  17. DEFINITELY still a good number! And I really want to read your other two favourites.

  18. Thanks, Ana. I think you would enjoy both of them!

  19. Ooooh oooh... Girl Meets Boy is another one that I want to read!

  20. Alice: Girl Meets Boy was really good! The lovely Nymeth sent it to me and I have already been lending it to friends!

  21. Oh frak ... 7 days into June and I forgot to do my May wrap-up lol!

    You read so many books this month, great job! I'm interested to see your thoughts on the MangaShakespeare. I was looking at them the other day and I know someone mentioned to me that there is a difference between the Manga and NoFear titles - one series being more true to the text.

  22. Joanne: June is flying by, don't you find?

    I will probably do a group post on the Manga Shakespeare books. Probably sooner rather than later because I don't want to forget everything that I want to say! Stay tuned for that. :)


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