Read in May 2012

My fingers – and erm yeah, in relation, my brain – think that I’m done with the month of June already, as I just typed ‘Read in June 2012’. Luckily it is not, because I’ve hardly done much reading over the past few days, being that anxious hovering parent taking temperatures, feeding medicines, wringing hands over the lack of appetite. Ah the firstborn – and his overanxious, overwhelming parents!

At any rate, I somehow managed to read a ridiculous number of books in May. Ok, so a lot of them are graphic novels, and some others are children’s lit, but I did read them! So note to self, read more non-fiction in June (especially that which fits into the science/journalism/travel sections of the Mixing It Up Challenge). Also, it’s Dutch lit month hosted by Iris on Books, and I hope to be able to read something (Eep! sounds like such a fun read!).

Fiction (10)

Villain – Shuichi Yoshida
A Celibate Season – Carol Shields and Blanche Howard
Geek Love – Katherine Dunn
The Kingdom of Gods – N.K. Jermisin
The Book about Blanche and Marie – Per Olov Enquist
The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay
Dating Mr December – Phillipa Ashley
The Last Werewolf – Glen Duncan
Girl Reading – Katie Ward
The Little Country – Charles de Lint

Kidlit (3)

The Wolves of Willoughby – Chase Joan Aiken
Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Mark Buckingham
D’Aulaires’ book of Norse myths – Ingri and Edgar Parin D’aulaire

Graphic novels (7)

Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 – Bryan Lee O’Malley
Empire State: A Love Story (or Not) – Jason Shiga
Locke and Key:Welcome to Lovecraft – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke and Key: Head Games – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand – Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Castle Waiting Volume 2 – Linda Medley

Non-fiction (1)

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction – Alan Jacobs

Total: 21!

How did your month of May go? And what are your plans for June?



  1. You read 21 books in May? Wow! I am awfully proud of my 13 books read. I hope you enjoy Eep if you get to read it. It was a fun and quick read.


    1. Castle Waiting is wonderful although of course you should get volume one first. And the Locke and Key series, while creepy and a bit morbid, is really very well done. I just can’t stop reading them!


  2. My copies of the Hill series have arrived (the first three), so I’m looking for a bright sunny day on which to read them, before noon. You had a great mix of reading this month; I hope June is just as stuffed for you!


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