May 31, 2017

Books Month in Review - May


Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others' posts.

Total books read this month: 16

Books Read:
The Iron Duke   Meljean Brooks
The Swallow's Nest   Emilie Richards
Fool's Rush In  Kristan Higgins.
Some Kind of Hero    Suzanne Brockmann
Before I Fall   Jessica Scott
Distant Shores    Kristin Hannah
Not a Sound    Heather Gudenkauf  
Beyond the Carousel   Bette Lee Crosby
Untraceable    Laura Griffin
Scarlett    Marissa Meyer
Practicing Normal   Cara Sue Achterburg
Beach House for Rent   Mary Alice Monroe
Cafe by the Sea   Jenny Colgan
A Man Called Ove    Fredrik Backman
One Good Thing Wendy Wax
 Small Great Things  Jodi Picoult

New to Me Authors
Meljean Brooks
Cara Sue Achterburg
Fredrik Backman

Book Formats:

From TBR shelfFive
Review BooksSeven
From my New Shelf   Two

Genres Read

Contemporary Romance Two
Mainstream FictionSeven
Historical Fiction

Top Book for May

I read some great books in May - The Swallow's Nest by Emilie Richards, Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf,  Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan and some more but my top book, such an amazing read was 
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Jodi Picoult wrote such a challenging and well researched book that I totally enjoyed and also learned from. I congratulate her on the topic she chose and the risk she took in writing it. She did a small great thing.

Looking Forward to Reading in June...

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Incoming Books.
E Books Purchased:

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Paperbacks Purchased:
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Library Books: 
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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
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Audio Books 
From Audible - 1 credit
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Silver Silence   Nalini Singh


So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. I actually had a great reading month, considering :) That is cos I crammed a million books in before ;)

  2. I hope you enjoy The Garden of Small Beginnings as much as I did!

  3. You had a great month! I loved Scarlet!! Happy June!

  4. I loved Small Great Things, too, and read it a while ago. Enjoy your June reading!

  5. What a great month! I have Cafe by the Sea coming up and am really looking forward to it. I also have the Emily March book which I'm really excited about. She's one of my favorites.

  6. Yay, I already have a Small Great Thing on my Kindle! I used to always read Ms. Picoult's books, despite some backlash she got about formulaic plots and expected twist endings. She is an entertaining writer! I will probably read this next week, based on your praise for it.

    Also want to read Cafe by the Sea and Almost Sisters. I read and really enjoyed Slightly South of Simple. I thought it was going to be set in the Carolinas at first, since she has another book with that in the title, but the Georgia coast is similar enough to where I'm going to move in NC :) I'm having a renewed interest in all southeast location books because of that. Thanks for a wonderful list to pick from, and I hope to participate in the monthly roundup next month (or I'll make one up in next few days if the link is still open).

  7. Hi Katheryn,
    Great list of books this month. I'll be putting the Jodi Picoult book on my TBR list. Have a great day!

  8. Comparing to the previous months, last month ( May ) did well when it comes not only regarding reading but also reviewing those books. Read mysteries more along with other genres Looking forward to more in this month...Now concentrating more South Asian thriller writers...

    Shalet Jimmy

  9. wow, nice month! I still need to read about Ove! just added my link. Emma

  10. Not a bad reading month at all! I really want to try out Griffin. I have one of hers I believe. They always sound so good.

  11. I also loved Small Great Things- such a thought-provoking book and she definitely treated this difficult subject very well! I read Girl's Weekend by Cara Achterberg and loved it so I would be interested to read her newest one-

  12. May was a very slow and unfocused month for me. :-(

    I am drawn to that cover for Dragon Springs Road. I am fighting the urge to purchase...must.resist....

  13. May sounds like it was great reading month for you - 16 books! I managed 4. Haha! Lots of great incoming titles here also. Happy reading in June!

  14. Sixteen books!! That's more than half the number of books I've read this year (I'm very behind on my Goodreads Challenge). Hopefully I can catch up this summer!

  15. Enjoy all of your books! I loved the Emily March one. We have a lot of the same books! It looks like May was a great month for you. Happy June :)

  16. I've heard a lot of great things about Small Great Things. I really need to read that book someday!

  17. I am glad you liked Small Great Things...a good read I thought.

  18. You did great, Kathryn! I'm adding Small Great Things to my Wishlist. The have the audio for The Garden of Small Beginnings.


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