Saturday, June 01, 2013

Month in Review: May 2013

Wow...another month has come and gone. I really don't know where the time is going. This past month was quite busy with work, but I managed to get back on track with my fitness regimen - walking and doing yoga. I have a fitbit and my daily goal is to get a least 10,000 steps in each day.  Some days I get way more than that, and others fall short. Since joining twitter, I've found some book blogging friends that also have a fitbit and so we can cheer each other on. Isn't it funny how a little friendly competition gets you moving?

This past month I joined two online book clubs. The first one is the She Reads group and the book for May was Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline...if you didn't read this book, you really should! Click on the title to go to my review. You can also go to the She Reads site and find tons of other reviews on the book. The other book club I joined was the Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club - this is more of a read-a-long with discussion questions each week. Our first book is Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and so far I am loving the book. This will be the read for June, so stay tuned for more on that book.

Here are my reading stats for May!

  • Books read:  12

Books I read (reviewed ones have * and link to review; books not yet reviewed will be linked up once review is posted.)

  1. Lean Mean Thirteen-- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  2. Taking Eve -- Iris Johansen
  3. Blood Between Queens*-- Barbara Kyle
  4. Plum Lucky* -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  5. Roses Have Thorns* -- Sandra Byrd
  6. Fearless Fourteen* -- Janet Evanovich (audio)
  7. Sea Glass Island* -- Sherryl Woods (e-book)
  8. Chasing Perfect -- Susan Mallery
  9. The Surfing Lesson -- Elin Hilderbrand (e-book)
  10. Cascade* -- Maryanne O'Hara (e-book)
  11. Body Double -- Tess Gerritsen
  12. Big Sky Summer -- Linda Lael Miller (e-book)

Favorite Book of May:   

  • Blood Between Queens by Barbara Kyle

2013 Challenge Update:

  •  Read-a-Latte Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 51/100
  •  Library Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 23/50
  •  Off the Shelf Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 4/30
  •  Tea & Books Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/2
  •  First Reads Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 17/11+ (COMPLETED)
  •  Classics Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 0/3
  •  Historical Fiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 9/15
  •  E-Book Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 18/20
  •  1st in a Series Challenge -- Series started: 4/10 + 2
  •  Finish the Series Challenge -- Series completed: 0/3
  •  Cruising Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge -- Books Read: 3/13+
  •  Audio Book Challenge -- Books Listened To: 13/25
  •  Reading Challenge Addict Challenge - Challenges Finished: 1/12


  1. hmm, i'm right now trying to resist the temptation of joining online book clubs. i think i first need to invent a way of adding hours to the day and the night though, lol. I also read ann enjoyed cascade, watch for my review tomorrow!
    here is May wrap-up:

  2. I may check out the online book clubs after my daughter's wedding in July. I also read Taking Eve. Great reading month for you.


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