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What did you read in MAY?

So...what did you read this past month?

And for those of you keeping track...where does this put you for your yearly goal?

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  • I did ok this month considering it was the end of the school year which is always crazy!

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford-Big Smile good story, liked it.

    Honolulu by Alan Brennert-Big SmileBig Smile loved it!

    Stories from Candyland by Candy Spelling-Sad Hated it--she is an ass!

    Knit Two by Kate Jacobs-Indifferent Sequel to Friday Night Kniting Club--it was ok, but I didn't love the first one either.

    The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan-Big Smile really liked this one--great book.

    Upside Down, Inside Out by Monica McInereney-Smile it was chick-lit--nothing more, nothing less.

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  • Oh and this puts me at 29/75 for the year.
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  • Bunny Tales by Izabella St. James

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

    Mommywood by Tori Spelling

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

    Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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  • I only read Fourth Comings & Perfect Fifths.  I haven't read anything in three weeks!  Embarrassed
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    Bunny Tales by Izabella St. James

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Apt Pupil by Stephen King

    Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

    Mommywood by Tori Spelling

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling

    Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Oh. This puts me at 39/75. I think I'm going to make it! 

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  • You gals blow me out of the water. This month was a rough one for reading. Hopefully next will be better! I read: 

    Two for the Dough

    Princess in the Spotlight (bk 2)

    This Lullaby

    Princess in Love (bk 3)

    Princess in Waiting (bk 4)

    These are all such "fluffy" reads, but I think I needed that this month. This puts me at 21/50 so far. I'm reading 22. 


  • The Other Boleyn Girl - Phillipa Gregory
    The Boleyn Inheritence - Phillipa Gregory
    Young Patriots - Charles Cerami (almost done)

    Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
    HP and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowlings

    I am loving Phillipa Gregory, I think next I will take a break from Henry VIII and his craziness and try her Wideacre books.


    52 Books in 2014??


    My sweet babies:

  • Mark of the Lion series- Francine Rivers

    Redeeming Love- Francine Rivers

    The Tory Widow- Christine Brevis

    Wicked Lovely- Melissa Marr

    Outlander (again)-Diana Gabaldon

    Lover Avenged- J R Ward

    No Angel- Jay Dobyns

    Girls from Ames- Zaslow

    The Twentith Wife (almost done)- name ecapes me ATM....

    The Morning River (started)- Michael Gear

    Started a few others but was not impressed with them....

  • BookAngel, how did you like the Francine Rivers books?  The Mark of the Lion series is probably my all time favorite series.  Redeeming Love ranks in the very top of my fave books, too.  I like all of the Francine Rivers books, but those stand out for me.
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    1.       Curveball 4/5

    2.       One flew over the cuckoo?s nest 3/5

    3.       Around the world in 80 days 4/5

    4.       A pound of paper 3/5

    5.       The witches 4/5

    6.       Me talk pretty one day 4/5

    7.       SVH ? Elizabeth?s secret diary NA

    8.       The story of despereaux 3/5

    9.       30 something and over it 3/5

    Completed my original goal of 50 books (read 38 in 2008), but half way through my revised goal of 100 books. Problem is, my TBR list has not got any smaller!

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
  • Voyager- Diana Gabaldon

    The Bean Trees- Barbara Kingsolver

    The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

    Crazy Ladies- Michael Lee West

    The Same Sweet Girls- Cassandra King

    Rage- Wilbur Smith

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  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

     Sea Swept by Nora Roberts

    Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

    Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore

  • I barely read this month.  I've been spending too much time on the net, and I need to STOP IT!

    I finished: 


    The Truth About Forever


    Then We Came to the End


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    I don't really keep track but from what I can remember:

    Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, and Dead as a Doornail (sookie stackhouse books 2-5)

    Sloppy Firsts

    Me vs Me

    Bitter is the New Black

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    starting with the most recent

    HP and HBP (if you're my friend on GR this will say June but I just forgot to add it)

    HP and OOTP


    HP and GOF

    Bitter is the New Black

     and I'm almost done with Bright Lights, Big A$$

    And I loved them all. The 3 HPs were re-reads but I had flown through all of them when they first came out so I didn't remember everything and really tried to take my time


    So that's about the fewest I've read in one month but ABOSAA is huge, as are the three HP books

    This puts me at 33 (BL,BA is 34) out of 75



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  • All YA, but 2 I just realized and I was really busy. I hope to do better this month.

    Friends-Short stories

    Just Listen-Sarah Dessen

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Saving Zoe

    Something Happened

    2 babysitters club books (Winter vacation and Here Come the Bridesmaids.)

    Pretty in Plaid

    Dead and Gone

    Perfect Fifths

    I am half way through The book thief.

    I have read 47 so far so almost half way to my goal half way through the year. So right on track.

  • I had a good reading month. Nothing boring, nothing slow... all good or great reads.  I'm on track with my goal of a book a week.

    1. Sloppy Firsts

    2. Something Borrowed

    3. Just Listen

    4. Lock and Key

    That puts me at 11 complete of 25. I started 12 last night.

    I also listened to Dragonfly in Amber, but I'm not including audiobooks in the above totals.

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  • Girl's Poker Night (eh)

    Twilight and New Moon (both good)

    The Virgin Suicides (quite interesting)

    Setting Free the Bears (the worst Irving I've read)

    The Borgia Bride (FANTASTIC)

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (good, made me cry several times)

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles (took forever to read! I just couldn't get into it)

    I'm at 24/75

  • I just figured out last night that I'm at 32/75 right now, and I read 7 books in May.  I can only remember 6 of them right now, though:

    Certain Girls by Jennifer Wiener - didn't really like it.

    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - loved it.

    Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty - loved it.

    Sookie books 7 and 8 by Charlaine Harris - enjoyed 7, didn't care for 8

    Glass by Ellen Hopkins - loved it.


  • Fluke: or I Know Why the Caged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore

    Dear Dr. Spock: Letters About the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor

    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World



    Be Not Deceived: The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Ex-gay Christian Men

    Julie of the Wolves

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed

    Passion and Purity

    The Worst Case Scenario Handbook: Weddings

    The Chronic Pain Survival Guide

    The Reader

    Whistling in the Dark

    Say You're One of Them

    Love Walked In


    I'm at 63/150

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  • I read:

    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    New Moon

    Eat, Pray, Love

     That's actually a lot for me, because I'm a full-time student and don't get to read for fun as much as I'd like to! I'm not working on a yearly goal, but I am hoping to read a lot this summer before school starts up again.

  • Drums of Autumn- Diana Gabaldon

    Sloppy Firsts- Megan McCafferty

    Thanks for the memories- Cecelia Ahern

    Dead and Gone- Charlaine Harris

    Second Helpings- Megan McCafferty

    Firefly Lane- Kristin Hannah

    Charmed Thirds- Megan McCafferty

    This Lullaby- Sarah Dessen


    This put me at 41 read and my goal was 50-60 but probably close to 100 now.





    Books read in 2011- 62/75
  • Outlander

    Dragonfly in Amber

    Shopaholic Ties the Knot


    Shopaholic and Sister

    Shopaholic and Baby

    Vision in White


    my goal is 100, this puts me at 47. ?

  • In short, barely anything.

    The Pilot's Wife- was okay

    Dairy Queen - cute, different setting for a YA book

    Wintergirls - good, sad

    Little Women - great!

    Life on the Refrigerator Door - read in under an hour, okay.

    I skimmed through & read most of Strength Training for Women & Five-Factor Fitness

    Still plowing through GWTW, Count of MC, and Lamb. Reading other things on Vaca.

    I'm at 73 books for the year, I've dropped my goal to 150 (I suck I know- just huge books I want to read, and less time!) Smile

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  • I had a slow reading month this month.  I can't remember what I read in the beginning of the month, but I finished 2 books this weekend:

    The Face on the Milk Carton

    What Happened to Janie

    both by Caroline Cooney.

    I'm at 36/100

  • Jinx by Meg Cabot

    Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years by Jim Fay and Charles Fay

    The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

    The Princess Diaries V: Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot

    Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

    Cream Puff Murder by Joann Fluke

    The Princess Diaries IV: Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot


    I am up to 40 out of 50.


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    2014 Reading Goal: 85

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    I'm currently at 51/100, and in May I read:

    The Spellman Files
    Curse of the Spellmans
    Revenge of the Spellmans
    Flowers From the Storm
    The Shadow and the Star
    The Kite Runner
    Midsummer Moon
    The Prince of Midnight
    The Great Gatsby
    My Life in France 


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  • I was hoping to hit 100 books by June 1 so that I'd be halfway to my 200 goal halfway through the year.  That didn't happen, so I'm a little bummed, but I can't really take issue with how many books I read in May.  I think I did pretty well still - 25 books.

    Lean Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich
    Plum Lucky, Janet Evanovich
    Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich
    Plum Spooky, Janet Evanovich - I love all of the Plum books, though the "Between the Numbers" ones are a little less entertaining for me.
    Vision In White, Nora Roberts - The first new NR book in awhile that I've thoroughly enjoyed.  I can't wait for the rest of the series!
    The Other Queen, Philippa Gregory - Just okay.
    sTori Telling, Tori Spelling - I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected, and have Mommywood waiting for me to pick up at the library today.
    Astrid and Veronika, Linda Olsson - I had high hopes for this after reading reviews, but was disappointed.  It was merely okay.
    Just Listen, Sarah Dessen - My favorite Dessen book to date.
    Time of My Life, Allison Winn Scotch - This wasn't quite what I expected, and I can't say I enjoyed it, but I can't say it was bad, either.  It was an odd little read.
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson - Loved this.  Loved.  I can't wait to get the next one by Larsson.
    Pawleys Island, Dorothea Benton Frank - Not bad
    This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen - Not bad
    Dead and Gone, Charlaine Harris - Love Sookie
    It Sucked and then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita, Heather Armstrong - Enjoyed thoroughly, but I'm a Dooce fan from way back, so I expected as much.
    Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, Jennie Shortridge - Cute
    The Smart One, Ellen Meister - I liked that this one had a little mystery wrapped up in it, predictable though it may have been.
    Marshmallows for Breakfast, Dorothy Koomson - Not all that I'd hoped for, it was just okay.
    The Constant Princess, Philippa Gregory - Meh
    Love, Live and Linguine, Melissa Jacobs - A quick bit of fluff, nothing more.
    The Queen's Fool, Philippa Gregory - I really liked this one, and it finished up the Tudor books by Gregory for me.
    A Little Bit Wicked, Kristin Chenoweth - Enjoyable
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver - LOVED this and it's now near the top of my list of favorite books ever
    Bitter is the New Black, Jen Lancaster - My first Lancaster.  I didn't love it quite as much as others do, but I want to read more from her, so I suppose that's a good sign.

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    BookAngel, how did you like the Francine Rivers books?  The Mark of the Lion series is probably my all time favorite series.  Redeeming Love ranks in the very top of my fave books, too.  I like all of the Francine Rivers books, but those stand out for me.

    I really liked all of them! Outlander remains my favorite series but mark of the lion is up there! I haven't read any other by her yet (I'm still on a historical fiction kick) but I plan to!

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