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Good morning ya’ll!! It’s May! I can actually hear lawn being mowed and birds chirping. It’s wonderful.
So, let’s take a look at how I did in April, shall we?
Not too shabby! I read a total of 13 books in April. Out of the ones above, I never got around to A Mercy or A State of Wonder, and I DNF-ed The Marriage Plot. But then I read some books not featured above, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, My Beloved Brontosaurus, The Song of Achilles, and Holes. So basically, I am STILL kicking 2013’s ass when it comes to reading.
Now let’s take a gander at my May pile! It’s kind of large, because I know that the Bout of Books readathon is coming up! ALSO, this pile is unique in that there are NO library books in it! These are all books that I own. I really need to work on reading some of the books I already own, and I realized last month that the majority of my TBR piles seemed to be books from the library.
From the top…
The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy by Heather Blake – This is the third book in a cozy mystery series I like.
- The Telling by Ursula K. le Guin – Some sci-fi/fantasy by a really great author.
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding – A book I’ve been meaning to read, and is on my Classics Club list.
- Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare – This is (of course) the No Fear, easy-to-read edition. Also counts for my Classics Club list, although I don’t think it’s listed on there at the moment… I never intended to read two Shakespeare plays, somehow.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – Readalong! I actually don’t know if we’re finishing it in May or not, but I’m assuming we are.
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling – Also for the readalong, of course.
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba – Non-fiction about a boy in Africa who builds a windmill.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Been meaning to read this classic dystopia for AGES.
- Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami – Fiction, honestly don’t remember when or why I bought this, so figured I should check it out.
- The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester – More non-fiction, about the Oxford English Dictionary.
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly – Yet more fiction I own that I should get around to reading.
- Space Chronicles by Neil DeGrasse Tyson – More non-fiction, and this is probably the book that I’m MOST excited to read out of this whole pile.
- The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin – Non-fiction about why we should attempt to colonize Mars, and how to go about doing it.
- Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea’s Family, Friends, and Other Victims – Some comedy to keep things light.
That is FOURTEEN books. I must be crazy. Plus, even though these are all from my own shelves, I do have 3 books waiting for me on hold at the library that I want to try to fit in as well… apparently I plan on not doing anything but reading this month.
So, what are you guys hoping to read in May? Come tell me! Obviously I need more book recommendations…