Hmmm…I don’t think I have anything even remotely exciting to share with you about what I did in May, aside from reading, of which I did a whole crap ton. Seriously. I look back on everything I read and wonder how I did it all. I am EFFICIENT, apparently. Ha!
Finished in May: 23
- The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris (editors)
- Danse Macabre, Stephen King
- Frozen in Time, Mitchell Zuckoff
- The Roving Tree, Elsie Augustave (review coming soon)
- Immortal Bird, Doron Weber
- Fight for Your Long Day, Alex Kudera
- A Virtual Love, Andrew Blackman (review coming soon)
- The Flame Alphabet, Ben Marcus
- Famous Drownings in Literary History, Kevin Haworth
- The Black Country, Alex Grecian
- The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker
- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe
- Cujo, Stephen King
- Bayou, Vol. 1, Jeremy Love
- Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams
- Life, the Universe, and Everything, Douglas Adams
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Douglas Adams
- Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams
- Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell (review coming soon)
- The Running Man, Richard Bachman
- Sight Reading, Daphne Kalotay
Pages read in May: 6,562
- The Water Sign, C.S. Samulski
- Moby-Dick, Herman Melville (#MobyDick2013, hosted by Reading in Bed)
- Watership Down, Richard Adams (#TuesBookTalk)
- The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler (#1book140)
- Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace (#SummerOfJest)
Also reading in June:
- I’ve joined The Beats of Summer–a Beat Generation event hosted by Roof Beam Reader–and I have six books picked out to read.
- sj and I will be reading Creepshow, Different Seasons, and Christine for our ongoing READ ALL THE SK project.
- I’ll be starting Still Midnight (Denise Mina) soon for BOOK CLUB, hosted by Devourer of Books and Linus’s Blanket.
- Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (The Blerd Book Club)
- I didn’t start Song of Susannah (Stephen King) in May, so I’m going to try to get it read in June.
- Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (Project Read All Of Atwood)
- You Are Free by Danzy Senna (Twitter Book Club)
- The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines by Shohreh Aghdashloo (TLC Book Tours)
- A few other ARCs I’ve received recently
I feel like there is more on my reading plate than what’s listed above, but maybe not. I tried to leave June relatively “open” so I could participate in the various readalongs I wanted to join.
Anyway, I am so happy to be rereading Infinite Jest with a group of great people; I’m excited to be learning more about the Beat Generation; I’m actually having lots of fun rereading Moby-Dick with Laura; and it looks like June is going to be a fun reading month overall.
What are your plans for June? Is there a particular book you’re looking forward to reading?