Thursday, May 28, 2009

May Check-In

Project Fill-in-the-Gaps is still going great! I read less books from that category this month, but I tried to lower my reading volume tremendously this month anyway, so that makes sense. Here are my reads for May, with links to the full reviews and a sentence or two about my thoughts (see link for full thoughts):

1. Liza of Lambeth by William Somerset Maugham - The only major Maugham book I hadn't read, this one was okay but definitely not his best. 3 Stars.

2. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Excellent book, much better than the majority of Russian lit I've read. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

3. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder - A children's book by one of my favorite children's authors, this one frequently shows up on banned books lists (for no reason, in my opinion). I liked it, but would have liked it better had I read it as a kid. 4 Stars.

4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - A heartbreaking and un-put-downable book. Don't start this at 2 in the afternoon. 5 Stars.

5. The Last Man by Mary Shelley - A complete waste of time. There's a reason Mary Shelley was known for Frankenstein instead of this one. I had to abandon this one halfway through. 1 Star.

6. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton - Beautiful book, and still relevant today. Highly recommended. 4 Stars.

That brings my totals so far to 14 read, 2 abandoned. See you next month!


moonrat said...

dang, girl. :) nice work.

Amanda said...


Bree said...

So glad you put 13 Reasons on your list. I forgot about this book. Need to read.

Amanda said...

It's so good! I recommend it wholeheartedly!