Monthly reading review – May 2016
This May I have read:
Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov ★★★★
Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns ★★★★
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison ★★★★
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon #1) by Cressida Cowell ★★★
Defending Jacob by William Landay ★★★
Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton ★★★★
The Chamber by John Grisham ★★★
1. How many books you’ve read last month? Are you happy with the amount you read?
In May I’ve read only seven books. But to be fair the whole last third of the month I’ve been reading The Chamber by John Grisham. I was intimidated by it and it made all the time for other books disappear. I’m not happy with the amount.
2. What was the best of all the books you’ve read in May? Any scenes or characters that made a lasting impression?
I did not have any high expectations from any of the books in May. Therefore, I got nicely surprised by few. Batman: Earth One was filled with good and developed characters. It hit me with believable construction of Batman and Alfred. There were some really cool scenes with young Bruce trying and failing. For once Anita Blake was a good surprise. The 24th book was more about crime and detective work than the heroines sex life. It was a very enjoyable read.
3. Were there any not so good books for you last month? What made it hard or not enjoyable to read?
The mandatory 500+ pages book kinda ruined the whole month for me. I was a bit stressed out for needing to read it that it made me avoid reading in the last ten days of the month. In May I’ve read two (!) crime drama novels. I usually tend to go for more lighter reads, or more fun any way…They were both good but not what I wanted or needed.
4. How did the books you were reading last month fit in your reading plans if you had any?
It was nice finishing all started reading and reading the big book for RL book club ahead of time. I am still going easy on myself in terms of reading plans. It seems to work for me.
5. Any updates on the series you are reading or are you starting any new series?
Finally got up to date Anita Blake series. Foundation and How to train your dragon were nice but I doubt I will continue them any time soon.
6. Would you like to recommend any books or authors you’ve been reading this last month?
Goeff Johns’s version of Batman was awesome. I hope to get my hands on some more of his graphic novel works. I think of Foundation as one of the best works of speculative fiction and strongly recommend it to everyone.
Final thoughts on May reading:
My library membership ending few days ago has put a stop on a few books I’ve been wanting to read in May. This might give me more time to read more owned books especially book series. Even with two 500+ pages books this month I’m not really happy with the general amount of reading I’ve done in May.
Needs more fun and romance for June!