June 7, 2016

A Month in Summary - May 2016

Like most readers, my mental TBR list is a mile long, but I can't afford to buy everything I want to read, so I decided to focus exclusively on library books during the month of May. I spent about an hour perusing the shelves at one of my favorite branches here in Lincoln and brought home an armful of books to sample. Well, after starting and stopping more than I finished, I'm glad I utilized the library and didn't spend my hard-earned money on books I wound up not reading! I checked out seven books, but as you can see, I only finished two of those! The others are either audio books or two ARCs that I zipped through once I had run out of library books. But what a month! There are a couple here that really knocked my socks off.

Lydia's Party by Margaret Hawkins (Borrowed - Library) 2/5

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (Borrowed - Audio) 4.75/5

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Borrowed - Library) 4/5

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (Own) 4.5/5

Her by Harriet Lane (Own) 4/5

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Borrowed - Audio) 2.5/5


Triple Dog Dare Challenge - Definitely not as good as the first four months of the year. 2 of the 6 books read were from my own stacks (the other 4 were library/audio books).

6 books
6 novels

1 historical fiction
1 childrens

1 teen
4 new-to-me-authors 
2 print
4 audio
5 female
1 male
4 borrowed
2 from my stacks 

Favorite of the Month: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Reviews to follow  


  1. It sounds like I'll have to look for The Storyteller.

    1. Kathy, I was pleasantly surprised! I had grown tired of Picoult's contemporary novels and really enjoyed this work of historical fiction. The audio was outstanding!

  2. I seriously love the red dress on the May calendar. Not the point of your post, I realize, I'm just sayin'....

    1. Meredith, I love it, too! It reminds me a little bit of my fashionista daughter. :)


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