May brings flocks of pretty lambs…(monthly round-up)

My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson
  2. Two Serpents Rising by Max Gladstone
  3. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  4. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  5. When the Heaven’s Fall by Marc Turner
  6. Angellfall by Susan Ee
  7. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  8. Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan
  9. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles
  10. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone (review to follow)


  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles (how to kill two birds with one stone!)

Books Bought:

  1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  3. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Review Books:

  1. The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
  2. The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells
  3. Iron and Blood by Gail Z Martin, Larry Martin
  4. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone
  5. Skin by Ilka Tampke
  6. Darkhaven by A F E Smith
  7. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Books Gifted:

  1. None

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:?? (US for me with this one)


Once Upon a Time event being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

Readalong of Max Gladstone’s Two Serpents Rise – completed three weeks – Concluded

Readalong of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart (3 weeks in)

Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!  This month I read

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday).

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn  (every Thursday)


16 Responses to “May brings flocks of pretty lambs…(monthly round-up)”

  1. Carl V. Anderson

    Love that Wesley Chu book cover. Wow!

    You got some good reading done during the month…and didn’t add too many purchased books to the pile to read. Well done! 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I’m trying to cut down on requesting as well but I did spot some really good books this months so went a little overboard.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    LOVE the Darkhaven cover. And what a great month 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      I’m trying to average 8-10 books. Went a bit more crazy than I like requesting books this month – but there were some really good ones that I couldn’t resist.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    Looks like another good month of reading and events. I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells. I read the first 2 books in this series. Then sadly seemed to forget about the rest of series even though I thought they were very good. Happy reading in June 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks – that’s interesting about the Dan Wells – I don’t know why but I thought it could be read as a standalone – do you think that’s possible or is it a series that has to be read from the start?
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I believe I read them in the wrong order too! It is the same character but it was in two different sort of situations. I think you will probably be okay to read it as a standalone novel. Will just miss some of the character development.

      • lynnsbooks

        Cool – thanks for letting me know.
        Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I’ve been thinking about Insect Farm, it sounds really intriguing! I’ve only held off because I have so many other books lined up. But I bet I’ll cave 🙂 I’ve been thinking of reading Written in Red, curious to see wha you think of that one

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah I either wanted to start Written in Red or Rosemary and Rue – I still might pick up the other series as well.
      I quite like the look of Insect Farm so I hope it’s good.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Ria

    Looks like you had a pretty good month! 😀 Here’s hoping June’s even better!

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    Written in Red!!!!! Read it and then we must fangirl on Twitter together. I will be shocked – shocked I say! – if you don’t love it. 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      If you love it then I’m sure I will too. Looking forward to reading that one very much. Currently reading Vampire Empire and really enjoying it – have you read any of these?

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