This year is STILL all about knocking books off that ever-growing TBR pile. At least, in theory. It does, however, seem that I am NOT doing a very good job because I keep acquiring more books and not reading the ones I already own.
So, I’ve decided to take some drastic measures.
- Book buying ban for the remainder of the year (the library is your friend)
- Unhaul unread monthly TBR
May Book Haul
I’ve actually been really good about not buying books. The only book I bought in May was a cookbook and I’m sad to report, I wish I hadn’t.
I didn’t read that much in May. I got stuck on my DNF’s and I’m such a (as I like to say) monogamous reader, that books I’m not enjoying not only slow me down but can bring my reading to a grinding halt. Which is what happened in May.
Read in May
- Exhalation by Ted Chiang
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
DNF’d in May
- The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
- The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
Let’s talk reading challenges. I suck at them, but I keep trying in hopes of one day completing at least one of them.
One of my May challenges was The Classics Club Spin #20. I was excited when the spin number came back and I was to read C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters & The Problem of Pain, but O Lordy (no pun intended) I could not get into them. They tanked like a lead balloon.
By the Numbers
Back to Classics: 0
Beat the Blacklist: 0
Classics Club: 0
Reading Women: 1
TBR Pile Challenge: 0
State of the ARC: 1
Books Read in April: 2
Pages Read in April: 480
Books Read YTD: 9
Pages Read YTD: 1987
I’m back to doing TBRs, at least for now. However, they will be much more fluid, so if I don’t feel like reading a particular book I’m not going to force myself to. Perhaps I should call it the Loosey Goosey TBR.
Since June is Pride Month, I’ve decided to focus my reading on books written by LGBTQIA+ authors and/or have LGBTQIA+ main character rep. So, far I’ve read the graphic novel Bingo Love and you can find my review HERE.
State of the ARC challenge
NOTE: In my 20 Books of Summer post I included Less by Andrew Sean Greer as part of my Pride Month TBR, well, I’m not going to have an opportunity to read it. 😞 I need to read an ARC for the State of the ARC challenge.
Coming in June
I don’t know. I didn’t write the Discussion or Review posts I planned for May.
My Most Anticipated Releases in June