Book Journal: May 2014

May Reading Stats: Books (5), Pages (1,645), Days Spent Reading(30)

April 30th – May 4th

geek girlGeek Girl – Holly Smale

Pages (378), Days to Read (6), Rating (5/5) 

A fabulous homage to all the geeks out there. Such a surprisingly fantastic read with some really funny moments. Bring on Geek Girl 2!



May 5th – May 13th

Seige and Storm


Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo

Pages (386), Days to Read (9), Rating (3/5)

A great gothic Russian fairy tale with some uncanny parallels with The Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.



May 14th – May 19th

Whered You Go BernadetterWhere’d You Go Bernadette – Maria Semple

Pages (330), Days to Read (6), Rating (4/5)

A suburban drama with a  cute, quirky feel and a surprising ending. If you like Little Miss Sunshine, you’ll love this.



May 21st – May 25th

3rd April

Goose – Dawn O’Porter 

Pages (228), Days to Read (5), Rating (4/5)

A Tour De France of teenage life in 1990’s Guernsey. As good as the first helping and just as harrowingly honest.



May 27th – May 30th

17888952The First Phone Call From Heaven – Mitch Albom

Pages (323), Days to Read (4), Rating (3/5)

Another inspiring read from Mr. Albom, just didn’t quite hit the bar for me.











My Book Basket Haul

book basket haulFrom left to right:

The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

Holes – Louis Sachar

Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennet

Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson

Let it Snow – John Green

This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales

She is Not Invisible – Markus Sedgewick

Just One Year – Gayle Forman

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts – Robyn Schneider