May 2011 Rundown

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

I had every intention of getting this post up earlier today during my lunch break, but of course I ended up working through lunch and spent my afternoon attempting to accomplish something amidst constant interruptions and calming my boss’s son over the nearby-ish tornadoes and local tornado watch – something that we New Englanders just are not used to.

As for May, well May is always a crazy month. I finished up another semester of school, had mothers day and my mom’s birthday, my grandfather’s birthday, and of course Memorial Day this past weekend – by far one of the busiest weekends of the year at work which means I’m currently exhausted and sunburned, but hey… that’s life, right?

Throughout the month I still managed to read 16 books. A fair share if I may say so myself. What I read:

Non-fiction:
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff, which I read as a part of my first TLC Book Tour and which was phenomenal.
Unprotected Texts by Jennifer Wright Knust, which proved to be very interesting and informative.

Fiction:
Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson, which had both good and bad parts, but I’ll keep reading the series.
The Meowmorphosis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook, a mash-up that proved to be better than the original.
Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, another great Sookie Stackhouse novel, No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon, because I felt like jumping ahead in the Dark-Hunter Series a bit and this was on hand, and Moonlight Cove by Sheryl Woods, which was a much anticipated Chesapeake Shores read; all of these will be reviewed, umm, soon.
I also read a handful of other romance novels, reviews of which can be found here, the books: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, Inside Out by Lauren Dane, SEALed Forever by Mary Margret Daughtridge, Maverick by Lora Leigh, The Rebel by Rhonda Nelson, and Flashback by Jill Shalvis.
The best for last: I started Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series which is addictive and amazing. I’ve only reviewed the first book so far, the other two will be up soon as well.

So what’s coming up:

Raybourn’s books ended up taking precedence over the other books I had planned, so I never got to reading Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg, The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James, or any Neil Gaiman. I’m planning on getting around to those shortly though.

Currently I’m reading and enjoying the fourth Lady Julia Grey book. Then I’ve got some more NetGalley reads and the above books coming up. A friend of mine also lent me a copy of her favorite book, The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall, so I’ll probably read that soon as well.

As for other non-fiction I’d like to read, well I have a huge pile of unread non-fiction so I’ll being digging through that for something that catches my interest. Oh, and Bill of Wrongs by Molly Ivins, which I still haven’t read, and which my mother still asks me about constantly.

That’s my recent reading and my tentative future reading. Any good reads lately?

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