Reading Update: May 2018

Books on bookshelf

I normally slow down my reading this time of year, and that seems to be the case once again. I did read some books, and, admittedly, my slow reading months still contain a lot of books. For personal reading goals, I did manage to finish reading the alphabet series by Sue Grafton, finished the A-Z reading challenge, and I caught up on a lot of books from Netgalley. In fact, for the first time ever, I have a feedback ratio over 80% on Netgalley. That is the recommended ratio, but I usually request books at such a frequency, that my ratio usually stays in the 70s. So, I was pretty happy about that achievement.

The breakdown for May reading – 12 physical books, 14 ebooks, 11 audiobooks, and 3 graphic novels. My ratings and reviews for all 40 books listed below can be found on Goodreads.

May Books

physical books
1. Feed by Mira Grant
2. The Troop by Nick Cutter
3. I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
4. Vox by Christina Dalcher
5. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
6. Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle
7. The Christmas Mystery by James Patterson
8. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
9. The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
10. Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
11. Unlucky by Jana Deleon
12. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

ebooks
1. Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig
2. French Kiss by James Patterson
3. The Glory of Green by Judy Christie
4. Downtown Green by Judy Christie
5. Strangers and Strawberries by Leena Clover
6. Killer Heels by Traci Tyne Hilton
7. Death by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
8. Better Off Read by Nora Page
9. The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins
10. Read and Gone by Allison Brook
11. Criminal Company by Traci Tyne Hilton
12. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
13. Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron
14. Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

audiobooks
1. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
2. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
3. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
4. Shelter by Jung Yun
5. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
6. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
7. X by Sue Grafton
8. The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
9. Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
10. Rising Strong by Brené Brown
11. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

graphic novels
1. Supergirl: Being Super by Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones
2. I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young
3. Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Reading Challenges

Status as of 5/31/18 shown in italics. The listed books were read in May.

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge (240/250)

Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge (20/50)
A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift – I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett

A-Z Challenge (26/26)
I – I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young
J – Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
X – X by Sue Grafton
Z – The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Color Challenge (0/15)

Genre Bingo Challenge (19/24)
YA Fantasy – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Historical – The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins
Family Saga – Shelter by Jung Yun

Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (9/12)
A book recommended by someone with great taste – Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
A book that’s more than 500 pages – Feed by Mira Grant
A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own – I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett

Read Harder (14/24)
A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60 – Better Off Read by Nora Page

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Hilarious Books (46/100)
I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Bookriot’s 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters (35/100)
Feed by Mira Grant
The Troop by Nick Cutter

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