May was a quieter blogging month for me, mainly due to loads of extra work and study commitments. I have been working away behind the scenes quietly over the previous weekend, so you can expect a bit more action in June. I did manage to read and review seven books though.
As usual, how I’m going on my challenges:
My challenge: Tourist level (3 books by 3 different authors)
I’ve already completed this challenge (back in February), but I’m going to add Sara Foster’s Beneath the Shadows because she states that she feels like she belongs to the UK and Australia (see here). I’m up to five books now.
My challenge: Hajime (one book)
The Elephant Vanishes and Sputnik Sweetheart are still sitting on my bookshelf. I’ll attempt to read one soon, but which one?
My challenge: Neophyte (read the original)
I’m just about to finish this! Review coming in June.
My challenge: Struggling the Addiction (10 books).
I completed this in April, but read Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman and The Fallen Kings (Morland Dynasty 32) by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. I guess One Day by David Nicholls doesn’t count, even though it starts in the 1980s? So I’m now up to 13.
My challenge: 20 paper books (am excluding ebooks).
29 paper books read now! My bookshelves are still overflowing though.
I enjoyed One Day by David Nicholls the most in May. I loved the ‘one day a year’ concept and look forward to seeing the movie.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan were my most popular reviews this month. Thanks to those who left comments, I’m slowly replying. Henrietta Lacks and Michael Palin were popular search terms. Of course, there are the wonderfully odd search terms I get:
- girl island war ireland
- bad 1960s advertising
- famous australian ‘freemasons’
- goaty creatures (Yes, I like Shaun Micallef too)
- pacific island of oom
- giant ferragamo installation
- foods mentioned in the book the immortal soul of henrietta lacks
- cathy, a triple amputee
- no, her grandmother said, hearing her teary confession, kissing does not make babies–neither does it make ladies. (Which book is this from?!)
Did you have good reading month in May? What were your favourites?