I read 5 books in May, you guys. FIVE.
In comparison? I read 16 books in May of 2013.
I have a whole list of
excuses reasons for not reading very much. There was school, there was Netflix, there was a slump of epic proportions.
Adding insult to injury is the fact that I couldn't give these books the chance that they deserved. My attitude was craptacular. I was skimming, rolling my eyes, and not giving books the time and attention that I normally do. I have a few thoughts about each of them but I warn you to take my "opinions" with a grain of salt...because I'm a jerk.
Cheesy, ridiculous, and unputdownable. I'd really like to plow ahead with this series but I'm trying to pace myself so I don't bypass my son. Teen boys are sensitive creatures when it comes to The Walking Dead.
Filled with stunning stories that I was too crabby to appreciate. Are you a fan of short stories? Get your hands on a copy of The Heaven of Animals.
I'll have you know that I'm ruining my adolescence by re-reading this series. When I was 12 OMG THESE ARE THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ OMG. Oh, Petals on the Wind, you are nearly unbearable to read at my current age. Let's call you a guilty pleasure.
Tom's River really got the short end of the stick from me and it's the one that I feel the guiltiest about. I took too long to read it so it felt disconnected and lost a lot of its punch. Don't let my idiocy prevent you from reading this fantastic piece of nonfiction. It's important and you should definitely add it to your wish list.
A story about the inspiration for Goodnight Moon!? Sign me up! What could have been a deliciously bookish celebration of women's friendship turned into a cliched tale of insta-love. Blerg. Goodnight June was not my cup of tea...but it might be yours.
How was your May? I'm hoping that it was fab! I'm so ready to shut the door on this month and move onto the next:
I neeeeeed you to be.