I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by the wonderful Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. As well as Stacking the Shelves hosted by the great Team Tynga's Reviews, a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.
What I Am Reading/Listening to Now: I don't often have more than one book going at once, unless it is an audiobook and a print/e-book. Right now I find myself having started four:
- I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting by Karen Alpert - which I can only read in small doses.
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie - recommended by my husband.
- Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister - I am listening to this one in audio and have about three hours left to go.
- Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum - a book long on my TBR shelf I am finally dusting off to read for a read-along hosted by Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) and Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) over at the War Through the Generations Challenges blog this month.
May In Review: I had high hopes to read more in May, but it evidently was meant to be an average reading month. I am still wondering where all my reading time went to. I was home for nearly a week from work with strep throat this past month, and focusing on a book was impossible. I couldn't read with Mouse for about a week and a half. I ended up binge watching Supernatural in between naps. I also dedicated more time to blog prep, catching up on my review writing and scheduling posts for the upcoming summer. So, I guess in between that, work, and family life, I do know where all my reading time went after all . . . Hopefully June will be better.
Solely For Me:
- LaRose by Louise Erdrich
- Planetfall by Emma Newman
- Radio Girls by Sarah Jane-Stratford
- Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary-Robinette Kowal
- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Audio)
Some of the Books I Read With My Daughter in May (many of which we read over and over and over again. And then again):
- Mom, There's a Bear at the Door by Sabine Lipan & Manuela Olten
- Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser & Ted Enik
- How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
- Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
- Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser & Ted Enik
- Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London & Frank Remkiewicz
- Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
- One by Kathryn Otoshi
- It's Mine! by Leo Lionni
- Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa Satin Capucilli & Pat Schories
- The Dark by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen
- Lexie the Word Wrangler by Rebecca Van Slyke & Jessie Hartland
- Beautiful Bananas by Elizabeth Laird, Liz Pichon
- Chalk by Bill Thomson
- Scary Party by Sue Hendra
- Wave by Suzy Lee
- Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin & James Dean
- What's Inside? Neighborhood by by DwellStudio
- Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
My Favorite Book Read in May: How to choose?! Radio Girls was so much fun to read and brought out the researcher in me. In many ways, I think it was my favorite. But Erdrich's LaRose was such a beautiful and touching story. For different reasons, I think of it as a favorite this past month too.
Mouse's Favorite Book Read in May: Mouse loved making up her own stories to the illustration-only books, Chalk and Wave, this month. Her favorite though was Lexie the Word Wrangler, which I think spoke to the reader and budding writer in her. We read the book multiple times during its two week visit with us from the library.
- Where Is Your Bookmark? (Including My Top Favorite Covers for Each Year of Blogging)
- Sunday Post: It is Time For May's TBR Poll & Free Comic Book Day!
- Where Is Your Bookmark? (Including My Top Ten Things I Would Like to See More of in Books)
- Sunday Post: Happy Mother's Day! (And My May TBR List Winner)
- Where Is Your Bookmark? (05/23/2017)
- Mouse's Corner: Happy Memorial Day
How did your May shape up reading wise? What was your favorite book you read in May?
New To My Shelves:
June's My Lit Box arrived recently much to my excitement. May's theme was "Growing Pains" and was filled with a number of goodies, including a tote, magnet and two books.
Sunday Sugar by Q. Gibson & It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura
Deadtown & Hellforged
I bought one e-book this past week:
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie
Have you read any of these? What new books did you add to your shelves this week?
Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:
My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Saturday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
For the next couple or so months you might notice a theme in my poll reading choices. While last month the theme was historical fiction, this month it is mysteries. In both cases, all books had the word "girl" or "girls" in the title. I'm determined to work my way through all my girl-titled books! Which do you think I should read next? Thank you for voting!
Dead Girl Walking by Christopher Brookmyre ~ Journalist Jack Parlabane will do anything to rebuild his reputation and put the past behind him. Finding musician Heike Gunn may be his last chance. She's disappeared and everywhere Parlabane looks he finds more secrets and unanswered questions.
The Lost Girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi, Howard Curtis (translator) ~ A forensic analyst with the Rome police recently lost her husband. The authorities believe it was a suicide, but his wife isn't convinced. She begins her own investigation into his death, which leads her into dangerous territory, including a possible centuries-old secret society.
Girl in the Dark by Marion Pauw, Hester Velmans (translator) ~ A mother and lawyer is struggling to deal with issues with her own son, when she discovers she has a brother she never knew about. Digging for the truth, she discovers her brother is autistic and in a hospital for the criminally insane. He was accused of murdering a neighbor and her daughter. Could he really have committed the crime he is accused of? She isn't so sure.
I hope you all have a great weekend and upcoming week! Happy Reading!
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