What I’ve Read – May 2011

My reading slowed right down in May due, I think, to a number of things. Not commuting anymore, that’s 2 hours a day I’m not reading when normally I would be. I’m training for the 10k, so am leaping out of bed to go and run rather than staying in bed and reading.  Mostly though it’s applying for jobs, by the time I’ve filled out applications, amended my CV etc, I just don’t want to look at anymore print…

However, this is what I have read in May

34. Across the Universe – Beth Revis

I feel like I should have liked this more than I did. It could be that I’m just burnt out on the dystopian future but it felt like it was going through the motions and while I really wanted to care about the characters, I didn’t.

35. A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin

I am obsessed with these books, this is book 2 in the series and I’m trying not to burn through them too quickly, but dammit I need to know what happens next!

36. The Last Dragonslayer – Jasper Fforde

This is a children’s book by Jasper Fforde and I’ve yet to read one of his books that I didn’t ultimately enjoy.  I liked it, the godchildren loved it…and spent a lot of time asking how things worked…

37. A Conspiracy of Kings – Megan Whalen Turner

I’ve loved all of the books in this series and although this was slightly different, I loved it too.  I loved that you see Sophos, grow up and face up to both the reality of his situation and his character, he can’t escape his fate but he can change it slightly.  I really can’t recommend the series enough.  Please go and read them and if you don’t like them come back and tell me why! I would have read this in one sitting if I hadn’t have made the mistake of taking it to Suffolk with me, when I went up for the Grace weekend. People kept interrupting me as I read it (almost as if they expected me to be part of the community or something!).

38. The Changeover – Margaret Mahy

This is a re-read, I read it when I was at school and it’s one that stayed with me.  It’s also comfort reading when I don’t want to engage in a new story. It still reads brilliantly, but feels slightly dated now, the references to cheques and so on.

Of the 39 books on the list at the beginning of the year, I’ve read 12, which is a really poor show, I’ll have to try and improve that in June!

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2 Responses to What I’ve Read – May 2011

  1. Some interesting books here..I too have reread the changeover,still a great read..Eliza Keating

  2. Pingback: What I’ve Read | Nic Dempsey

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