Okay, so May was like a miracle month, or something. Somehow I managed to read 22 books, attend BEA, clean before BEA, pack for BEA, and still play with my baby and even sleep occasionally. Over 6,300 pages, plus more than 1.5 days of audio.
Honestly, I have no idea how it happened, but I think I can attribute it to my new reading schedule. At the end of April, I sat down and plotted out all of the books that I had obligations to review this summer, plus a few things I knew I wanted to read. My pre-BEA schedule was pretty ambitious, but just having the books I was trying to get through laid out somehow helped me find more minutes here and there to read, so that I could keep on schedule. Like I said, I somehow managed to do this without abandoning all of my other obligations, although I have no clue how that happened.
After my list of what I read this month, you’ll find a list of the other reviews I posted this month, as well as other updates of what is going on here at Devourer of Books
What I Read:
The Threadbare Heart by Jennie Nash
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo – audio (review pending)
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (will not be reviewed, discussion post pending)
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (review pending)
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon – audio (review pending)
The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner – audio (review pending)
Motherhood is Murder by Diana Orgain (review coming June 7th)
Tinkers by Paul Harding (review pending)
The Whole World by Emily Winslow (review coming June 9th)
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
Love in a Time of Homeschooling by Laura Brodie
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris – audiobook
Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold by Jennifer Ackerman (review coming in September)
Pick of the Month:
What’s Happening on Devourer of Books:
In case you missed it, I am in the planning stages of an Audiobook Week for June 21st-25th, since June is Audiobook Month.
I’d love for you to participate by review audiobooks that week. I will also have some suggested post topics for the week that you are welcome to blog about as well. Plus prizes! I’ve already had quite a few people contact me as who would like to offer audiobooks for giveaways, so all you audiobook newbies will have lots of chances to grab something to try, and you audiobook veterans may just find your next great listen.
What I Posted:
Seeing What You Read
Cinqo de Mayo at The Bookstore!
The Power of Friendship – Guest Post by Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Seeing What You Read – Guest Post by Kristy Kiernan, author of Between Friends
Catholicism and Perceived Witchcraft in Reformation-Era England – Guest Post by Mary Sharratt, author of Daughters of the Witching Hill
A Modern Working Mother – Guest Post by Nancy Woodruff, Author of My Wife’s Affair
Researching and Writing an Historical Novel: Bringing All the Pieces Together – Guest Post by Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille
Young Adult Fiction
Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony