Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Book Roundup

Guess what? It's June. That means it's time for a lot of things, like the first day of summer, the end of the school year for everyone that hasn't graduated yet, the creepy bugs that haven't shown their ugly mugs yet, and, of course, my birthday. Yay! And, to start it all off, it's time for the monthly book roundup. Yay again!

For anyone who doesn't know, at the beginning of each month I do Twitter-length reviews of the books I read during the month prior. Genres are listed at the beginning of the reviews and my very favorites are marked with a star (). Can we say yay one more time? Yay!

I didn't do much reading in May, so let's get this over with, shall we?

Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci
YA Fiction--Terrorists poison the water supply of an American neighborhood. Nice exploration of terrorism and globalism. Pacing, however, was too slow for me.

Viku and the Elephant by Debu Majumdar
Picture Book--A boy and an elephant become friends in the forests of India. Not only is it charming and culturally aware, but the illustrations are adorable.

Fire by Kristin Cashore
YA Epic Fantasy--Companion to Graceling. Fire is the last human monster. Featuring strong characters, civil war, romantic entanglements, and horses. 

Hahahaha, and that's all folks! As you can see I hardly read anything, especially in comparison to April, month of literary productivity. It's pretty pathetic, yeah? Especially when you consider the books that are patiently waiting for me:
That's 21 books total, yo.
If you're curious, the breakdown is as follows: 5 library books, 11 books borrowed from various people, and 5 of my own books. They sit on my desk and stare at me longingly.

But yes. That's enough about me--what about you guys? Did you read some good books this month? Or did you let all your books chill out in an unloved pile like me? Tell me all about it in the comments.


Katja Rinne said...

I don't borrow library books anymore. I always failed to return them in time and the fines got into ridiculous amounts.

Been mostly reading indie books as ebooks lately, so not so many physical piles unfortunately. :/

I do have one pile, that I won from @ComaCalm 's giveaway though.

The one on top - 0.4 I have already read. The rest are waiting. Really want to get to Uglies, but I have so many books I feel I need to read first.

Sarah Robertson said...

I used to be bad about getting library books back on time, but I'm super poor right now, so it's either that or no books at all. :)

Looks like a good pile of books you've got there. Other than Uglies, it's actually a bunch that I've been meaning to look into. Better get through the current pile first though.

Annerb said...

Get to reading! If you didn't write/edit for me last weekend, you should have at least read a ridiculous amount.

Sarah Robertson said...


I also re-did the blog layout! It's happy now! And bright!

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