Saturday, June 09, 2012

Sunday Salon: May Reading Reflections

I am actually spending all this weekend at Continuum8 which is also the 51st Australian National SF Convention so this post is just going to brief....kind of.

Here's what I read during May:

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani 4.5/5
Grace and Glory by Sofie Laguna 4/5
The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin 2/5
Legacy by Susan Kay 5/5
Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt 4/5
The Queen's Lover by Francis du Plessix Gray 3.5/5
To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
A Home for Grace by Sofie Laguna 4/5
The Unseen by Katherine Webb 3.5/5
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes 4/5
Clara and Mr Tiffany by Susan Vreeland 4/5
A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr 3.5/5
Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham 4.5/5
Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis 4/5
Letty and the Stranger's Lace by Alison Lloyd 4/5
Hot Island Nights by Sarah Mayberry 4/5
Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry 4.5/5
A Night Like This by Julia Quinn 4/5
The Sweet Life by Kate Bracks 4.5/5
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 4.5/5
Jacaranda by Mandy Magro 3/5
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn 3.5/5
Letty on the Land by Alison Lloyd 4/5
Lords of the White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick 4.5/5
The Red Spice Road Cookbook by John McLeay 4/5
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley 4/5
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis 4/5
The Long Shadow by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 4/5
Eric by Terry Pratchett 4/5

I am continuing to add books to the Aussie Author Challenge, Australian Women Writer's Challenge and Historical Fiction Reading Challenge even though I have technically completed all of those challenges.

Grace and Glory and a Home for Grace along with Hot Island Nights, Her Best Worst Mistake, The Sweet Life and Letty on the Land all count for the Australian Women Writer's Challenge and the Aussie Author Challenge with The Red Spice Road Cookbook counting only for the latter.

For the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge I read The Shoemaker's Wife, Grace and Glory, Legacy, The Queen's Love, The Unseen, Clara and Mr Tiffany, Letty and the Strangers Lace, Letty on the Land, Lords of the White Castle, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag and The Long Shadow. Phew, that's not bad for one month.

Eric and Fables 1 counted for the Once Upon a Time challenge and The Shoemaker's Wife for the War Through the Generations challenge.

I really need to find some books to read for the What's in a Name Challenge!

So, there we have my May reads! Hopefully I will be able to do a couple of posts about Continuum in the next few days, or at least for next week's Sunday Salon post.

Currently Reading

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, Fables 2 by Bill Willingham and My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson

Up Next

Really not sure! So many books I need to read, and I bought quite a few more this weekend and there is still a day of the convention still to go!


  1. Wow, so many books! I'm so jealous! :) And to top it all off, looks like you enjoyed most of them based on your ratings. I love when that happens. Hope you have fun at the convention! :)

    1. I have actually had a few good months in a row now. Wish I could figure out exactly what I am doing differently!

  2. Oh my goodness Marg, that's almost a book a day - I am so envious!

    1. So it is! I hadn't really thought of it like that!

  3. Holy flipping cow, that's a lot of books! What a month. :)

    1. It does look like a lot when you list them like that!

  4. Phew, an impressive list, Marg! I'm still working on my Aussie Woman Writers list, too. Fortunately I have a few entries coming up this week :)

    1. I am hoping to get some more reviews done soon too for that challenge.

  5. Wowee. I wish I could read that many books in a month!