Read in May 2010

May was a pretty good reading month (total: 17), partly because of my discovery of the graphic novel shelves at the library! I managed to start off on the Argentinian leg of the Reading the World Challenge, although I have yet to write a review. And I added another book to the Sci-Fi Challenge, leaving me with just one final read to complete the challenge. Unfortunately, there was a Did Not Finish, as I just never quite gelled with the main character in Man Gone Down, and kind of dreaded picking it up again. So back to the library it went. Ah well, I still had a great time reading this month. I hope you did too!

Here’s what I read in May:

Graphic Novels (5)
Salmon Doubts – Adam Sacks
American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
The Sandman: World’s End – Neil Gaiman
Britten and Brulightly – Hannah Berry
Wonder Woman: Love and Murder – Jodi Picoult

Fiction (9)
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
Passage – Connie Willis
Reef – Romesh Gunesekera
Checkpoint – Nicholson Baker
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
The Man who Loved Children – Christina Stead
The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene
Embers – Sandor Marai

Non-fiction (3)
The Crystal Desert – David Campbell
Around the world in 80 dinners -Cheryl and Bill Jamison
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles – Jennifer 8 Lee

Did Not Finish
Man Gone Down – Michael Thomas


  1. OOooo, Science Fiction Challenge?! ::looks waaaay too interested for her own good:: It’s a good thing I hadn’t taken note of that sooner. I’ve enjoyed a lot of the books you mention here. I haven’t tried Graham Greene, but feel like I “should”. Maybe there’s a Challenge for him somewhere. ::lol::


    1. There are plenty of challenges out there that make me go ooooh too. But I really don’t know how you and other bloggers manage so many challenges at once! So I’m just sticking to those few that I already have.


  2. So many good books! I’m especially fond of American Born Chinese, and I have Britten and Brulightly on my shelves. Really must get to it since it’s been sitting there since its ARC days.


    1. I quite enjoyed Britten and Brulightly, although I never got around to writing a review… and yes! American Born Chinese was a great read!


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