Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monthly Reading Wrap Up May 2013

This month was like a little mini Utah Book Month for me since most of the books I read were new books released this month (or coming up next week) by Utah authors. In fact, now that I look at the list, only one book was not a new Utah author book. How crazy is that? Wow.

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr: A piano prodigy is thinking about starting up again after a devastating even where she up and quit.

 Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta: Can the birth of Quintana's baby bring peace to the two enemy kingdoms?

 Transparent by Natalie Whipple: Being born invisible has its advantages, but mostly it's not fun when your crime boss dad either wants to use you or kill you.

 The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison: Two opposite kingdoms try to unite with a couple of arranged marriages.

 A Change of Plans by Donna K. Weaver: Lyn doesn't expect to fall in love on her cruise and she also doesn't expect to get hijacked by pirates!

 Everbound by Brodi Ashton: Nikki is trying to save Jack from the Everneath and it looks like Cole might even help her.

 Insomnia by J.R. Johannson: When you see other people's dreams, it makes it hard to do your own sleeping, and then, you might go crazy, and then you might start doing stuff that you don't even remember! (full review to come next week)

Favorites of the month were of course Quintana. As you know, I love this series. I think after that I'd say Transparent, and then perhaps A Change of Plans.

Plans for June:
  • Finish Beautiful Ruins
  • Read lots of ebooks during vacation 
  • Maybe finish Hood
  • Probably not finish Paris
  • But finish the cute artsy Paris travel book
  • Read the cute pocket tour guide books and learn them thoroughly
  • Read no review books 
  • Read no book club books
  • Only read what I want when I want however I want!
This is my vacation attitude which will carry over a little bit into July also. When it's all over, I'll report how this all went down!

I have a bunch of books on my Kindle that I've been wanting to get to forever. This is what I'll be reading from during my vacation. I'll be listing these books in an upcoming Top Ten Tuesday. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, since that's a few weeks off, I may pick and choose from my stacks on the shelf, but at the moment, I have no idea what it will be! I love that! June's reading is going to be a big surprise!


  1. "Only read what I want when I want however I want!" That is fantastic! Yahoo!

  2. LOL! Jennifer had the same comment that I was going to make. So I'll just echo YES!! This is pretty much my reading all the time (except for the two book club books a month) and it's pretty freeing. And YAY Paris!! I read one called Paris Times Eight a few years ago and thought it was a gem--it's a memoir.

  3. I'm with you! I am finishing my "forced" (aka I chose to read them stupidly and should have said no) books by tomorrow and then the rest of the month is whatever I want and I'm saying no to everything else for June!

  4. Yeah for reading what you want, when you want!!!!! Have fun!!!!



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