Monthly Review – May 2014

Posted May 31, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Monthly Reading / 2 Comments

2998May has been a big month. Firstly, I participated in a 24-hour read-a-thon at the end of April, which put my very behind in my reviewing. I think I went into May with eleven reviews I still needed to write; I know the 24-hour read-a-thon was not the sole reason to be so far behind. I get on a roll with my reading and it is much more fun reading than writing reviews. Also in this month I wrote my book blogging manifesto, which resulted in big changes for myself. I have since started writing every day and this has caused an increase in blog posts. Finally there was Armchair BEA, which I participated in for the third year. All in all, a great month for blogging.

Looking at the Literary Exploration book club, we tackled children’s literature and read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic The Secret Garden. I loved this book, not because it was children’s literature but what it did with the Gothic, the psychological and The Romantic. I’m glad we finally took on children’s literature and look forward to when I do it again. As a reminder next month we are moving onto young adult literature and reading Divergent by Veronica Roth and I’m not looking forward to it but will be reading.

This month has not only been a good month for blogging but also a decent month for reading. I completed 12 books this month and highlights include, not only The Secret Garden but also Young Romantics by Daisy Hay, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman and The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh. However, the book that stuck with me the most was How To Talk To A Widower by Jonathan Tropper, however my review won’t be out for another few days.

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2 responses to “Monthly Review – May 2014

  1. Jillian Raymundo

    Very very productive and awesome month! Look at that list of posts 🙂 Your books this month also are pretty eclectic, how ever are you going to top May 2014? Actually, I am sure you can haha

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