May: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 May 2017

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“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” 

And, there it was, the fifth month came and went – really fast.  I had a week’s holiday this month with family which was lovely and managed to fit in 8 books with a few reviews to follow shortly:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – review to follow
  2. The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle
  3. The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett – review to follow
  4. All Good Things by Emma Newman – review to follow
  5. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott – review to follow
  6. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  7. Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish
  8. The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May – review to follow

Another good month for reading.  It probably looks like I’m very behind with reviews but I do have some of these scheduled so it’s not too bad,   My month in covers is here.

Backlist books

None this month – at least I’m consistent.

Unfinished series completed:

Yes – I have one – All Good Things by Emma Newman which concludes the Split World series.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Hunter’s Kind: Book II of The Hollow Gods by Rebecca Levene
  2. Blood Oath (Sawbones Book 2) by Melissa Lenhardt
  3. Just One Damned Thing After Another: Time Travel Meets History In This Explosive Bestselling Series (The Chronicles of St Mary’s Series Book 1) by Jodi Taylor

Review Books:

23 Responses to “May: My Month in Review”

  1. sjhigbee

    It’s been a really successful month for you with some cracking books in there, Lynn. I’m very much looking forward to reading your review of The Fallen Kingdom – and getting my hands on the book! As for the Jodi Taylor covers – my favourite is the far right – it’s just so pretty as well as niftily including a lot of the book’s content in the steaming tea.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to getting to the JT book – although my own books always end up taking a back seat to review ones.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yes – and it’s tricky getting the balance right – and I’m thrilled to report I’ve been approved for The Last Dog on Earth:)).

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yay – great. Looking forward to that one.
        Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I’m always impressed that anyone can read eight books in a month! I used to be able to do that! I have a couple of those review books too: Borne, Devil’s Call and The Rules of Magic. I think June is going to be another awesome month for books:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m really looking forward to all of these but those 3 in particular.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Book Club Mom

    You have a busy reading schedule! Looking forward to the reviews. Happy reading, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I did get a little behind but I’m nearly caught up now which is good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    May went by so fast. Seems like just yesterday I was making a list of books I have to read for the month – which of course I am nowhere close to done – and now I am already making my list for June :O

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t believe we’re into the sixth month – the time is racing away this year.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Nathan

    I also hate that I can’t read 8 books a month anymore. I see your reading list and want to cry a little. But I am happy for YOU, just not for my reading time.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Blogging sure does swallow up a lot of time tbh – I used to read more pre blog but then I wouldn’t not want to blog so a cut down in books is a happy medium. This week – I virtually haven’t read anything at all! I’ve been so busy with work and socialising it’s just got out of control.
      Lynn 😀

  6. imyril

    did you say Jacqueline Carey read-along?

    • imyril

      – does her best meerkat impression –


      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – yes, we’re about to start book 2 in the Naamah Trilogy – have you read that one??

      • imyril

        Aha! I have 🙂 I shall follow along with interest

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    After seeing your post for Sea of Rust I went straight to NetGalley and requested it, because your spotlight had piqued my curiosity: it was a strange read, sometimes funny, sometimes very sad, but one I’m happy to have added to my list. So… Thank you!!!! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent. I think that’s what I was expecting from this one to be honest so good to hear.

  8. jessicabookworm

    May also flew by for me too! Fortunately though we both seem to have still fitted in some good reading. You’ve also reminded I have had a copy of Just One Damned Thing After Another on my Kindle for ages! (Mine has the 3rd cover). Happy summer reading 🙂

  9. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Great month! And I have to look up Sea of Rust!

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