May Monthly Summary

Monday, June 7, 2010

May was a fantastic reading month for me. I finished 23 books, including 2 for my Color Challenge, (
Briar Rose - ★★★★★ and Silver Wedding). I also completed one for my Random Book Challenge and quite a few for my 101010 challenge. Here's the summary and links to reviews.

101010 book challenge
(10 books from 10 categories in 2010)

-Favorite authors (10/10)
-"The Watsons" by: Jane Austen - ★★★★
-"Silver Wedding" by: Maeve Binchy - ★★★

-Nonfiction / Travel Related (9/10)
-"Autobiography of a Face" by Lucy Grealy - ★★★★

-Recommended (10/10)

-Plays (esp. Pulitzer Prize Winners) (10/10)
-"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller - ★★★★

-Short Stories / Poetry Collections (6/10)
-"Blue Moon Over Thurman Street" by Ursula K. LeGuin - ★★☆
-"The Whore's Child and Other Stories" by Richard Russo - ★★★★★

-1,000 Books / GG List (9/10)
-"Carrie" by Stephen King" - ★★★★
-"Silas Marner" by George Eliot - ★★★☆

-Sequels (8/10)
-"The Slippery Slope" by: Lemony Snicket - ★★★

-Book Awards (Pulitzer, Booker, Orange) (10/10)
-"Let the Great World Spin" by: Colum McCann- ★★★★☆
-"Blindness" by Jose Saramago - ★★★★☆
-"Holes" by Louis Sacher - ★★★★

-One Book One Town / Book Club (10/10)
-"The Lacuna" by: Barbara Kingsolver - ★★★★
-"The Little Giant of Aberdeen County" by Tiffany Baker - ★★★☆

-Random Book Challenge (7/10)
-"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - ★★★★☆

"The Bell Jar" by: Sylvia Plath - ★★★★
"If I Stay" by: Gayle Forman - ★★★★
"Olivia" by: Ian Falconer - ★★★★
"Matchless: A Christmas Story" by: Gregory Maguire - ★★★
"Rip Van Winkle" by: Washington Irving - ★★★
"A Reliable Wife" by: Robert Gollrick - ★★★
"King Lear" by: William Shakespeare - ★★★★

Here's January, February, March and April's summaries.

Photo by moi.


Shelley said...

That's an awesome list. I have really enjoyed your reviews!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thanks guys. It's always fun to read with a goal, but I love being able to pick up random reads too. It's the best of both worlds.

Eva said...

Congrats! I suddenly realised that it's almost halfway through the year, so I should be a bit further along on some of my challenges than I am. So I've set an ambitious June plan for myself, and then I should be good again! :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Eva- Nice! I seriously can't believe it's already June. This year has flown by. Just when I think I'm getting through a lot of books, I look at my TBR and it has doubled in size. How does that happen?