A Month of Reading: May 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Books Read:
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull - review
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - review
Going Bovine by Libba Bray - still writing
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - still writing
Life In The Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett - review
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater - review
If I Stay by Gayle Forman - review
Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - still writing
I Am An Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler - still writing

Total Number of Books Read This Month:

Favorite Reads:
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I Am An Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

Not-So-Favorite Reads:
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Life In The Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett

Overall Thoughts:
This month was exciting for me. I have to admit, I've been on such a YA kick lately, but there is definitely nothing wrong with that!
I got The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan the day it was released, and am looking forward to the next installment in that exciting series. I also discovered the world of Fablehaven (by Brandon Mull) and can not wait to read the rest of the books.
I still have not changed my mind about Life In The Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett -- still think it was one-sided, unfair, and hateful. I finally got to read Ender's Game, and though I don't usually like to read sci-fi, I ended up liking this one a lot.
Another new favorite of mine is I Am An Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler. This one's an absolute must for me, as it discusses different situations and lives of different women. It's an awesome book full of insights about feminism, female empowerment, our rights, and the power that women have. I highly recommend it!

Oh and people have been asking me if I got books for my birthday, and yes, I did! My family&friends know me and my little book addiction, so they let me indulge. I might do an In My Mailbox post tomorrow! Perhaps a vlog? I have yet to decide ;)
In other random news: I did end up getting my own Twitter account. If you'd like to follow, you can click right here. I am surprisingly really liking it so far!
Anyway, overall, it was a really great month; in general and book-wise. I hope that you all had a great month as well! If you do a May-wrap up, do post your link in a comment. I'd love to hear from you too. But that is pretty much it for the month. Can you believe it's already June?? Hello, Summer :)


  1. Glad you liked THE RED PYRAMID :D
    I haven't read it (don't ever plan on it), but I have a feeling I wouldn't like GOING BOVINE either :)

    Happy reading in June!

  2. Is this picture yours? There are books in Brazilian version. :P

    I just can't wait to read RED PYRAMIND! And I haven't read so much this month, neither I will next month. But I believe I will break all my records in July. Yay! Lol!

  3. i loved if i stay as well! it was so beautiful and touching :)

  4. You've been a busy little bee! I read Ender's Game when I was younger (very much so) and I didn't like it. I picked up a copy last week and I'm going to try it again now that I'm an old person.

    I thought If I Stay was lovely.

  5. Wow!I like how you put the books spread like that.Seems like I'm drowning =)

  6. Wow, you had a great reading month. I Am An Emotional Creature does sound interesting.

  7. That's a lot of reading. Happy June!

  8. Wow! 9 books! That's great! I've heard a lot of good buzz about If I Stay. I picked it up a while back...I should definitely read it! Here's to another month of fabulous reading! :D

  9. Great reads! If I Stay is on my TBR pile!

  10. @Amelia: Yes, I liked it a lot. Have you read it yet? And I honestly have no idea why I even read Going Bovine -- even from reading the synopsis, it already sounded like it wasn't my cup of tea! Ah, oh well, haha.

    @Raila: Haha, you guessed it. It's not my photo :) I got it from weheartit.com. And oh, I'd love to hear what you think about The Red Pyramid!

    @Erika: Yes, it was such a bittersweet book.

    @Life After Jane: I was a bit reluctant to try it actually because I usually don't like sci-fi but my best guy friend swears by it, so I had to try it. I am happy I ended up liking it. I'd love to know if you ended up liking it better the second time around :)

    @Darlyn: I wish I took the photo, but I actually didn't. I got it from weheartit.com :)

    @naida: Yes, I highly recommend that one and The Vagina Monologues by the same author :)

    @ds: I wish I could read more. Maybe in the summer? Happy June to you too, ds! :)

    @Holly: Woohoo here's to us! I'm going to go check out your May Wrap-up as well!

    @Marie: I want to hear what you think about If I Stay when you get around to reading it!