Monday, May 31, 2010

Reading Reflections: May 2010

Books Read:

by Kristin Cashore (review)
by Kristin Cashore (review)
Kiss of Death
by Rachel Caine (review)
The Alchemy of Stone
by Ekaterina Sedia (review)
White Cat
by Holly Black (review)

Total Number of Books Read: 5

Most Anticipated:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Biggest Let Down:
Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine

Favorite Read:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Highest Rank:
5 butterflies

Lowest Rank:
3 butterflies

Overall Reflection:
I wouldn't say that I'm in a reading slump. Rather, life has been busy lately, and reading has taken a backseat. I was hoping to reach 6 books, but alas, that was not the case. I still surpassed my goal of 4 books per month, so yay for that. :) On to my bookish ramblings...
Both Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore were exceptional reads. She has an amazing strong and beautiful voice. Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine was a fun read, though somewhat of a letdown. It definitely is her weakest book in the series. I still plan on continuing through the series, which overall is fantastic. I love Caine and though this book was less than stellar, I still love her and plan to continue reading whatever she writes. :) The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia was certainly the most interesting and thought-provoking book I read this month. I stiiiiiill reflect back on it from time to time. It's almost haunting in that way. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend that you do! White Cat by Holly Black was a delicious surprise. I rather enjoyed it. Black has really honed her writing skills on this one. I look forward to the next book in the series!

So that's about it for the month. I aim to get back on track next month, but we'll see. Summer can be a busy time. This month, I'll be reading Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, Sunshine by Robin McKinley, and Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong. So keep an eye out for those reviews.

Also, in other bookish news...I was blessed with the prolific blogger award.
Annnnd....I am now an affiliate. It's something that I honestly never had any interest in, but when Liz from Cleverly Inked brought it up, my interested was peaked. I love Liz's blog and check it frequently. I am honored to be affiliated with her.


  1. I loved Graceling, Kristin Cashore has such a brilliant and engrossing writing style. I've been thinking about reading Sunshine by Robin McKinley, I saw it at my last bookstore visit, it had such a pretty cover. :D I'll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    Congrats on the award and affiliation!

  2. Five is still a really great number for a month with only four weeks. LOL. :)
    Have a lot of fun this week and a good reading week.

  3. I love Kristin Cashore's writing. I'm glad to see you liked Graceling and Fire.

    Congrats on the affiliate and the award!

  4. @Erika
    Thanks! :)

    Cashore has a wonderful voice, doesn't she? I just love her books! I can't wait for the next one to be released! The copy of Sunshine that I picked up is also pretty...yellow and sparkly! I'm very much looking forward to reading it! :)

    Thanks love! I hope you had a good reading month as well! :)

    Thanks hon! :)

  5. Ah! I wanna read Graceling but I have this weird thing about starting a new series without finishing another one first lol.

  6. 5 books. I am struggling with 1 this week. I have so much going on. Glad someone is enjoying reading

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