May Review

June 1, 2012

It's been a busy week and I'm just now able to sit down and write.

May has been better for me reading wise then April was. I'm glad about that. I can start working again to finish my goal.

This was an over all good month for books. Let's get started.

First up for the month was Insurgent by Veronica Roth. This is the second book by Veronica Roth in this series. I don't know if there is a title for this series...if anyone knows, let me know. I just call it the Divergent series. Anyway, this has been a much anticipated read for me. I was not disappointed. It kept on track, taking off right where Divergent ended and left me wanting to know more. This is a to read!

Second for the month was The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan. I enjoyed this book as well. I should have reread the first two, however. I was a little lost at first trying to wrack my brain to remember. Once I remembered, it was good. It was a good closing for this series, however, it left a bit of a hint at a bridge to another popular series by Rick Riordan. If that happens, I would love it! Ancient Egyptian mythology reworked to present day, how can I not say to read! I love history and mythology, so it was fun.

My third book of the month was Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn. This story was set back in Ancient Roman times during Trajan and Hadrian. The writing of this book was very well done. You can tell that Kate Quinn loves history and that loves shows in her writing, but it was hard for me to get into this story. It has been a while since I had read her first two books, so it was hard to follow for a while. It isn't a stand alone novel. It's a maybe for me.

My fourth and final book for the month was Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. I've wanted to read this story for a while and finally was able to. This is a story of a kitten, who against all odds, not only beat them, but pulverized them. It's a sweet story that follows Homer through eleven years of his life with his sister cats and his "Mom" Gwen. I couldn't help but smile as I read this book. It's hard not to love Homer as he learns the world around him with reckless abandon with bravery that is hard to muster up as a person. This is a to read!

For the month of May, it stands at 4 books. It's been five months now and I've read 19 books so far, leaving me with 56 more to read for the rest of the year, that's about 8 books a month. I'm going to try and see how it goes. Thankfully my TBR pile keeps growing.

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