What I Learned
I love to read, but lately I have felt like doing other things. I think I need to branch out a bit and have a few more hobbies. I am always busy and such, but reading is my main past time and has been for years. I think I am getting a bit burned out by it all and need to spice things up a bit. It also doesn't help that I read some really awesome books in the last little while and haven't been able to match them these last few days. So, I keep picking books up and then putting them back down.
I actually used my eReader this month. I like my eReader, but since it is a virtual TBR pile, I never feel like I am accomplishing anything. Hopefully I can get a bit of a mix going in my reading. There are several books on my eReader that I want to read, but I also am enjoying seeing a decrease in my bookcase. I have just been piling up the books I have finished lately. I should take a picture, because it is a big pile of my own books!
New to Me Authors
Jo Walton (Among Others)
Kiersten White (Paranormalcy)
Laura Miller (The Magician's Book)
Kate Lord Brown (The Beauty Chorus)
Julie Kagawa (Winter's Passage)
N.K. Jeminsin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms)
Jen Sookfong Lee (Shelter)
Mary Robinette Kowal (First Flight)
Rachel Swirsky (Eros, Philia, Agape)
Charles Stross (Overtime)
Newford Series: 11/24 - Approximately
Nightschool Series: 2/4
The Hunchback Assignments: 3/3 - CAUGHT UP!
Paranormalcy Trilogy: 1/1 - CAUGHT UP!
Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
The Orphan's Tale duology: 2/2 - FINISHED!
Chaos Walking Trilogy: 3/3 - FINISHED!
Princess of the Midnight Ball Series: 2/2 - CAUGHT UP! (Anyone know what this really called?)
There is also the Discworld Series. I am not sure where I stand in that...
Borrowed From Friend: 0
What I Read
95. Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint (Completed May 2, 2011)
96. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 2 by Svetlana Chmakova (Completed May 2, 2011)
97. Widdershins by Charles de Lint (Completed May 5, 2011)
98. Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (Completed May 7, 2011)
99. Among Others by Jo Walton (Completed May 7, 2011)
100. Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments III by Arthur Slade (Completed May 8, 2011)
101. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy, Book 1) (Completed May 9, 2011)
102. Dragon Seer by Janet McNaughton (Completed May 10, 2011)
103. The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy, Book 3) by Carrie Ryan (Completed May 11, 2011)
104. The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller (Completed May 12, 2011)
105. The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings - Part 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christoper Tolkien (Completed May 13, 2011)
106. The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown (Completed May 14, 2011)
107. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (Completed May 15, 2011)
108. Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon (Completed May 18, 2011)
109. The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente (Completed May 20, 2011)
110. Chaos Walking - Book Three: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Completed May 23, 2011)
111. The New World by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking Prequel) by Patrick Ness (Completed May 23, 2011)
112. Hare Moon by Carrie Ryan (Completed May 24, 2011)
113. Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa (Completed May 24, 2011)
114. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George (Completed May 25, 2011)
115. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Completed May 25, 2011)
116. Dead Time by Christy Ann Conlin (Completed May 26, 2011)
117. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin (Completed May 26, 2011)
118. Shelter by Jen Sookfong Lee (Completed May 26, 2011)
119. Promises to Keep by Charles de Lint (Completed May 27, 2011)
120. First Flight by Mary Robinette Kowal (Completed May 30, 2011)
121. Eros, Philia, Agape by Rachel Swirsky (Completed May 30, 2011)
122. Overtime by Charles Stross (Completed May 31, 2011)
123. A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky (Completed May 31, 2011)
Favorite Read of the Month: (This month there is a list...)
Widdershins by Charles de Lint
Among Others by Jo Walton
The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy, Book 3) by Carrie Ryan
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
Chaos Walking - Book Three: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente
Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments III by Arthur Slade
Books Added to the TBR Pile
Mr Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Promises to Keep by Charles de Lint
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
I don't count review copies... I just count money spent. So, I read 13 of my own books and only bought 5. Very impressive!
Thoughts on June
I read some short fiction near the end of May because I was having a hard time finding something really good to read. If you look at my favourites of the month list, you will understand why! Hopefully in June I can start fresh and get more great books read.