Bookish Update: May 2013

bookish updates-may 2013

My May update is a little pathetic, I feel, since I didn’t actually manage to read that many books! But I’m excusing myself because one of them was really long. 🙂 Here are my stats for this month:

Currently reading: Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre

Books read in May:

  1. Lauren Willig, The Ashford Affair
  2. Michael Innes, Hamlet, Revenge!
  3. Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
  4. Jennifer Echols, Star Crossed
  5. Dorothy Dunnett, Niccolò Rising

Favorite book of the month: I have to say The Count of Monte Cristo. It was very long and sometimes difficult, but it was definitely worth it!

Least favorite book of the month: Definitely Niccolò Rising. It was such a slog, in my opinion…I just don’t think Dorothy Dunnett is an author for me. (When I review this book, hopefully I can explain why!)

Books acquired in May:

  1. Sharon Kay Penman, Devil’s Brood
  2. Deanna Raybourn, A Spear of Summer Grass
  3. April Lindner, Catherine
  4. Sarah Mylnowski, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)
  5. Rona Jaffe, The Best of Everything
  6. Patricia Wynn, The Spider’s Touch
  7. A.A. Aguirre, Bronze Gods

Once again I’ve acquired more books than I’ve read, which does not bode well for my already stuffed bookshelves! I’m justifying these to myself on the grounds that I only actually paid for four of them; the other three were giveaway wins. That makes it OK, right? 🙂

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