Friday, 3 June 2011

May 2011 Recap

Here is the list of books I read in May: (The links will take you to my reviews)

  1. Hunters - Michelle Marquis & Lindsey Bayer (read in April, reviewed in May)
  2. My Soul to Lose - Rachel Vincent (Novella) (read in April, reviewed in May)
  3. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent (read in April, reviewed in May)
  4. Death's Daughter - Amber Benson (read in April, reviewed in May)
  5. Dead Beautiful - Yvonne Woon (read in April, reviewed in May)
  6. The Swan Kingdom - Zoe Marriott (read in April, reviewed in May)
  7. Flip - Martyn Bedford (read in April, reviewed in May)
  8. Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon (read in April, reviewed in May)
  9. Dragon Blues - Edie Ramer (read in April, reviewed in May)
  10. Wintercraft - Jenna Burtenshaw (read in April, reviewed in May)
  11. The Hitchhiker Part 1: On The Run - Kathleen Dienne (Novella) (read in April, reviewed in May)
  12. Angel's Blood - Nalini Singh (read in April, reviewed in May)
  13. Archangel's Kiss - Nalini Singh
  14. Bloodline - Kate Cary
  15. Small Blue Thing - S.C. Ransom
  16. Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews
  17. Hunter's Moon - Felicity Heaton
  18. Desires of the Dead - Kimberly Derting
  19. The Darkest Night - Gena Showalter
  20. Scarlett Dedd - Cathy Brett
  21. Lover Unbound - J.R. Ward (review coming soon)
  22. Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz (review coming soon)
  23. The Guardian Angel's Journal - Carolyn Jess-Cooke (review coming soon)
  24. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece - Annabel Pitcher (review coming soon)
  25. Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck (review coming soon)
  26. Divergent - Veronica Roth (reviewed at Book Chick City here, review will also be posted on my blog on the 5th of June)
  27. Black Heart - Justin Somper
  28. Shadowmagic - John Lenahan (review coming soon)
  29. Stormchild - Vivian Arend (Novella) (review coming soon)
  30. Murder Game - Christine Feehan (review coming soon)
  31. Empire of Night - Justin Somper (review coming soon)
  32. Stormy Seduction - Vivian Arend (Novella) (review coming soon)
I'm still on a roll when it comes to reading and have read some fantastic books this month, I just need to get caught up with the review writing now.  I'm trying to get reviews scheduled in advance so I can be an organised blogger for a change but so far that doesn't seem to be going so well!

May Books of the Month:
(Choices are made from books reviewed this month)

My top YA read in May:
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent (read my review here)

My top adult read in May:
Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh (read my review here)

Event Reports:
  • I finally wroted up my report for the Puffin Live Panel with authors Ruta Sepetys, Morris Gleitzman and Anna Perera.  This was a fantastic event and you can read all about it here
  • In April Kirsty (from The Overflowing Library) and I spent a couple of days in London to go to the London Book Fair.  It was such a massive event that and I found it quite overwhelming but it was great to get to chat with so many different publishers.  While we were there we attended an event hosted by Usborne to celebrate the upcoming release of The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne and we also met up with Non & Pip from Catnip and Bounce to chat about their upcoming releases.  We had a fantastic (but very tiring!) couple of days and if you'd like to read more about what we got up to you can find it here
  • In May I was thrilled to be invited to the Piatkus blogger event, they publish some of my favourite paranormal romance authors and have some fantastic new releases coming out this year.  You can find all the details here
  • I also had an amazing time at the Headline blogger party, we got to meet some fantastic authors (Jenna Burtenshaw, Cathy Brett, Julie Cohen, Jill Mansell, Julia Crouch, Jonathan L Howard & Geraint Anderson) and it was great to catch up with so many other bloggers.  We also found out about some of the new releases that Headline have coming soon and had fun taking part in an impossible quiz!  You can read all about it here
  • Jo from Once Upon A Bookcase also organised another blogger meet up (although unfortunatley she was unable to attend).  About 8 of us met up at Waterstones in Piccadilly and spent a lovely afternoon catching up.  We may aso have done a little book shopping while we were there - how could we resist!  I will be doing an event write up in the next couple of days to tell you more about what we got up to.
Author's Animal Antics:

The Author's Animal Antics feature is kind of on hold at the moment, I am planning on bringing it back as a more regular feature soon but I just don't have as much time to organise it right now.  If you are an author who is interested in taking part though please get in contact (you can find out more about the feature here).  

Challenge Updates:

So these are the challenges I've decided to sign up for in 2011 (I may well end up adding others as the year goes on but we'll see what happens)

2011 Debut Author Challenge - Read 12/12 COMPLETE
NAC Mini Challenge - Steampunk (Feb 2011) - Read 2/5 COMPLETE (This challenge was to read up to 5 steampunk books in February, I knew I wouldn't have time to read 5 so I'm happy with my total of 2)
NAC Mini Challenge - TBR Newbies (April & May 2011) - READ 6/6 COMPLETE (I actually managed to read 8 books for this challenge but only the first 6 count)


  1. Wow, 32 books in one month! How incredible. I still miss your Animal Antics posts :)

  2. WOW!! You read fast =o
    Well done on all those books.



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