Thursday, June 30, 2011

May Reads

Gosh. I guess I should post my May reads before I post my June reads and this is already the last day of June! For shame...again!

1. Broken Ground by Jack Hodgins - This was the book we selected for our #twreaders book club and I really enjoyed it. There were a few parts I didn't connect with as much but on the whole I enjoyed the characters and the style of writing. A good Canadian read!

2. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris - another one of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I really enjoyed the series for about the first 8 books but now I just find it's starting to get old. Maybe she should just wrap this series up.

3. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith - another series that's starting to get a little too old. I wish he'd focus on his other sets of series instead of churning these out. And yet, here's me complaining and yet I still keep reading them. Sigh.

4. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin - I call this one Musical Castles. I read it about as fast as the first as I'm enjoying the characters and storyline but as expected...nothing is resolved! If it was there wouldn't be room for the other 3 books in the series and supposedly there's another 2 coming after that. Still, I love the series and am glad for the HBO show which prompted me to pick up the books in the first place.

5.  Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat - I purchased this book for my mom for Mother's Day and I'm sure glad I did as we share all our books and I'm so glad I got a chance to borrow it. This book was written by a woman who now lives in Canada but who grew up and was imprisoned in Tehran in her later teens. It's a moving account of her experience and her need to write about it. I'd suggest it for sure.

Did anyone else read anything memorable in May?  I'll post my June reads in the next few days...I promise!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous that you have all this time to actually read things for FUN. :( I can't WAIT until I'm finished with school and can read for pleasure.

    Jackie @