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May 2014 Reading Wrap-Up and a Look to June

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I’m still recovering from my week in New York City for Book Expo America, so this post is going to be on the short side. Without further ado, here are the seven books I finished reading in May:

  1. Harris, Blake: Console Wars (nonfiction)
  2. Thomas, Rob: Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (fiction/audio book)
  3. lockhart, e.: We Were Liars (YA fiction)
  4. Poundstone, William: Rock Breaks Scissors (nonfiction)
  5. Novak, B.J.: One More Thing (short stories)
  6. Ames, Robert: The Good Spy (nonfiction)
  7. Johansen, Erika: The Queen of the Tearling (YA fiction/fantasy)

Looking back, it honestly feels like I read a lot more than this — I guess that means I had a great month of reading, even if I didn’t finish a huge number of titles. For those counting, this puts me at 41 books for the year, well on my way to hitting my goal of 100 books.

On a personal front, the biggest news of the month was my sixth blogiversary. Thanks to everyone for your kind words on this accomplishment — it feels really great to have made it this long.

A Look to June

I have a feeling June will be a bit of an odd month of reading. I have a very small pile of review copies, and otherwise I think the month is pretty open. The books on my radar right now include Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (June 10 from Harper) and The Fever by Megan Abbot (June 17 from Little, Brown).

I also have a couple of books from earlier this year that arrived in my mailbox before I left for BEA that I am really excited about, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur and Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice by Katherine Preston.

When I sort through my books from BEA this week, I’m sure a few books I’m not thinking of now will move up my list. But for now, I’m excited to have a reading month that feels almost entirely unstructured!

What books are you looking forward to reading this month?


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  • Andi (Estella's Revenge) June 2, 2014, 7:22 am

    Unstructured reading month! Yayyy! I have read my one obligation for the month already — book club’s book, When She Woke. I also need to start on Les Mis, now that I think about it, but that’s going to be a long haul commitment.

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:40 pm

      Nice! Enjoy your unstructured reading month as well!

  • Sheila (Book Journey) June 2, 2014, 7:27 am

    Both of your June books sound wonderful! It was great seeing you again at the expo 🙂

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:40 pm

      Yes! It is silly we only see each other in New York since we live pretty close, relatively speaking.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) June 2, 2014, 8:15 am

    I’m not recovered enough from BEA to know what I’m looking forward to, if that makes sense. I loved seeing you again!

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:41 pm

      It totally does. I think if my brain were more recovered I’d have had a better June plan. For now I’m just sorting out the books!

  • Anita June 2, 2014, 12:12 pm

    I have the exact opposite problem in June. I accepted too many review books and I want to read them all. Close to impossible.
    Enjoy your month. I read The Fever, it’s good. Not as chilling as Dare Me IMO but good. I also have Elizabeth is Missing to read :).

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:41 pm

      I have too many books in September, but the summer looks pretty open. I’m excited about that.

  • tanya (52 books or bust) June 3, 2014, 8:42 am

    I think everyone is talking about Elizabeth is MIssing. I’m looking forward to it as well. Sounds like May was a great month for you.

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:41 pm

      I haven’t seen a lot of buzz, but the description was intriguing enough that I broke my “no fiction” rule to request a copy. We shall see!

  • Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader June 3, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Looks like a fab month and I’m very curious about The Good Spy. I’ll keep my eyes open for your review 😉

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:42 pm

      I’m hoping to review it this month, but who knows, I haven’t figured out my plan just yet!

  • Jenny @ Reading the End June 3, 2014, 3:46 pm

    I haven’t made any strong plans for June, but I’m really REALLY enjoying the two books I’ve started so far (Tamim Ansary’s history of modern Afghanistan and A Human Being Died That Night). And I’m madly excited for my review copy of Alias Hook — I read the first few pages and it looks amaaaaaazing.

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:42 pm

      Oooo, I can’t wait to here about those!

  • Athira June 3, 2014, 5:56 pm

    7 is a good number for a busy month! You have some nice sounding titles for June – I’m especially interested in The Fever, of which I just read a great review.

    • Kim June 3, 2014, 7:42 pm

      I’ve heard some good buzz about that one too. I hope it holds up!

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes June 3, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Congrats on your blogiversary! Six years is amazing!

    It was great to meet you at BEA, by the way 🙂