Sunday, June 01, 2014

Month in Review: May 2014

Hello June...This year is flying by and I feel that I'm not getting quite as much reading done as I'd like. Add to that all the great books I just picked up from BEA this past week and I'm feeling quite overwhelmed right now. But, on the other hand - there are some really good books due out in the coming months! I'll be spending the next day or two organizing all the books I got from BEA and trying to figure out how to work them into my schedule.

Here are my reading stats for May!

  • Books read:  11

Books I read:
  1. Breathe  -- Kate Bishop (audio book)
  2. Up at Butternut Lake -- Mary McNear
  3. Two of a Kind -- Susan Mallery (e-book)
  4. In the Mirror -- Kaira Rouda
  5. When We Met -- Susan Mallery (e-book)
  6. The Forgotten Seamstress -- Liz Trenow (e-book)
  7. Live to See Tomorrow --Iris Johansen (audio book)
  8. Silver Bay -- Iris Johansen (e-book)
  9. Wedding Night -- Sophie Kinsella (audio book)
  10. The Shadow Year -- Hannah Richell
  11. The Hurricane Sisters -- Dorothea Benton Frank

Favorite Books of May:   

  • The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

2014 Challenge Update:

  •  You Read How Many Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 49/150
  •  Library Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 9/50
  •  Mount TBR Reading Challenge -- Books read: 2/36
  •  Review Pile Books Reading Challenge -- Books read: 0/10
  •  Netgalley Reading Challenge -- Books read: 16/15 (COMPLETED)
  •  First Reads Reading Challenge -- Books read: 20/26
  •  Quick Fix Fiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 19/15 (COMPLETED)
  •  Chunkster Reading Challenge -- Books read: 1/5
  •  E-books Challenge -- Books read: 27/25 (COMPLETED)
  •  Historical Fiction Challenge -- Books read: 6/25
  •  Nonfiction Reading Challenge -- Books read: 1/5
  •  Finish the Series Fiction Challenge -- Series completed: 0/4 + 1
  •  Audio Book Challenge -- Books listened to: 18/25


  1. ah ah, for once I almost read the same number of books than you did, which is not a mean feat lol!
    The Forgotten Seamstress sounds good.
    glad you were able to attend BEA, just doing ArmchairBEA for now, waiting for it to come to Chicago!! here is my wrap-up:

    1. The Forgotten Seamstress was so good - dual timeline, great story...I hope you get a chance to read it!

  2. The Forgotten Seamstress is on a few favorite lists. I will be keeping my eye out for it.

    1. It was really good - easy to get completely caught up in the story!

  3. 11 books in one month is a very respectable number! I swear, the months speed up every year. I'm not a fan of it, either. Ah, well.

    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks...This is a busy time for me at work so I definitely haven't had as much time for reading as I would like. But hopefully during the summer months, work will slow down and my reading will pick up!

  4. Looks like you've had a busy month. Enjoy your week!

  5. You had some fantastic reads and made some go on my library list :)

    1. Isn't that always the case - you visit someone's blog, see what they're reading and end up adding to your list! It's inevitable that my tbr list is never going to be complete!


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