Tuesday 1 June 2010

May Monthly Roundup

I thought I would do my monthly round up a little differently this month and actually give myself a little reading list for June too. I thought if my reading was a little more directed, I might read a little more.

Firstly here is a list of books I read this month.

1) The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski

2) The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint

3) Could it Be Magic by Melanie Rose

4) Stargazer by Claudia Gray

5) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

6) Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons

7) The Vampire Diaries - The Awakening by L.J. Smith (to be reviewed)

8) The Vampire Diaries - The Struggle by L.J. Smith (to be reviewed)

9) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (to be reviewed)

I am presently reading two books which I hoped to finish before the end of the month, but that didn't happen. They were We Hear The Dead by Dianne K. Salermi and The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King.

A real slow reading month for me, but I have been rather busy. Out of all the books I read I think The Onion Girl and Nightingale Woods were my favourite reads of the month.

My least favourite would definitely be The League of Extraordinary Gentleman which bored me completely.

I thought I would make a little pile of books that I hope to read this month. I am going to try really hard to keep to these books, but I do have Monsters of Men, the final book in Patrick Cave's trilogy on order from the library and when that comes all other books will be put aside!

Anyway, here is a list of what I hope to read this month.

1) The Hollow by Jessica Verday

2)Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

3) White Cat by Holly Black

4) Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman

5) Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks

6) Dewey by Vicki Myron

7) The House of Lost Souls by F.G Cottam

8) The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley

9) Fair Play by Tove Jansson

10) Summertime by J.M. Coetzee

So wish me luck on completing my first monthly reading list.

How many did you read this week? Do you have a reading list?


  1. I look forward to reading those reviews and to hearing more about this months list.

  2. Nine books would be a banner month for me! I admire your organization. I do keep a mental list of books I hope to read, but always seem to change my plans.

  3. Wow Viv, you had a very productive month. You seem so organized too; have a great June.

  4. I too read nine books. Will try to read more in June!

    Here is myMay Wrap-Up post!

  5. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on In Cold Blood, Vivienne. I haven't read any of the books on your June pile, but that's all the more exciting, as I'm always looking for new discoveries.

  6. Vivienne, you're so organized. My own reading lists are mental and not hard fast. I hope you reach your reading goals for June.

  7. Vivienne, I have missed reading your posts! I have been so crazy busy but wanted to pop in and say hi and ooh - look at your May recap!

    I will have to pop in again when I have more time and snoop around! :)

  8. May definitely slowed down for me reading wise too.

    I hope you enjoy your books for June. I have Boneshaker on my stack and would love to get to that one soon. It looks so interesting doesn't it? Enjoy them all and looking forward to your reviews!

  9. ooh, dear scott is one of my very favorites. he wrote astonishingly good letters.

  10. I will have to check out some of the books on your list as the titles sound really appealing to me.

    Good luck with them and happy reading to you, Vivienne!

  11. That's an awesome list for June! I heard lots of good things about THE ONION GIRL. I hope to read that one day. I've just bought IN COLD BLOOD and added that into my TBR pile.

    Happy reading!

  12. You had a great month for May, Viv. I really need to do my updates. I think I missed April as well.

    Your June list looks great. I can't wait to read the reviews. You read some books that sound so good to me. You only made me buy one from May so that's not bad. lol.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  13. Great reading month for you. :D

    The Hollow - Oooh, I read that last year. I liked it ... sort of ... ish. Meh. It was okay. Good but needed a bit more oomph. I really can't wait to see what you think of it.



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