May 2012 Reading Summary

So, another month has passed (quite quickly in some ways and slow as molasses in others). Since I am a nerd, I like to review my past month’s reading and see how things are going in a vague sort of way. I don’t really have any goals for reading (takes the fun out of reading for me), but it’s always satisfying to look back and see what piqued my interest in the past few weeks. So, here we go:

I read the following titles (with links to blog posts about said book):

Necropolis: London and its Dead – Catherine Arnold

No Idle Hands: The Social History of Knitting – Anne L. McDonald

In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians  – Michael Cart (ed.)

Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) – Suzanne Collins

England for All Seasons – Susan Allen Toth

Of a Boy – Sonya Hartnett

Daddy Long-Legs – Jean Webster

The Edwardian Lady: The Story of Edith Holden…  – Ina Taylor

Let Not the Waves – Simon Stephenson

The Clothes They Stood Up In/The Lady in the Van – Alan Bennett

The Inimitable Jeeves – PG Wodehouse (no blog post – just a very light enjoyable read)

The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

Gone with the Windsors – Laurie Graham

Total number of books read in May: 14

Fiction/Non-Fiction:  7 fiction / 7 non-fiction

Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): Read 5 library books and 8 of my own books.  (Whee! More books that I owned than borrowed… Perhaps I might make a dent in the old TBR pile this year…)

I also read 2 electronic books (who are owned by no one and everyone!)

Nine female authors.  Five male authors. All white and English-speaking countries. Yikes. Might want to stretch myself a bit more this month in terms of POC authors and works of translation.

So, not too shabby a read for May. Onward, ever onward, my dear. 🙂

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