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Monday, June 3, 2019

May in Review

Another month has come and gone!  We just returned from a long weekend in The Netherlands and we had such a great time.  I love traveling:

Here is May in Review

This month I finished 17 books.  15 of those books were for my Read The World Challenge.  And then I read two off list.

I have decided I am going to read a book off list in the evenings just to sneak in a few reads on my ever growing TBR list during this challenge.  I limit myself to 25 pages each night before bed of that book, but I think it will satisfy me getting through this long challenge and also not miss a lot of other books I might like to read in the meantime.

Here are the books I finished this month.  If you click on the title, it will take you to the review:

The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns (Swaziland)

The Astonishing Color of After (Taiwan)

Round The Bend (Bahrain)

China Dream (China)

The Year of the Hare (Finland)

The Art of the Swap (Extra)

The Village of Waiting (Togo)

The Last (Extra)

The Whale Reader (New Zealand)

A House for Mr. Biswas (Trinidad and Tobago)

Persepolis (Iran)

The Book of Chameleons (Iran)

Half of a Yellow Sun (Nigeria)

The Ultimate Tragedy (Guinea Bissau)

Jamilia (Kyrgystan)

A Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich (Kazakhstan)

Surviving Paradise (Marshall Islands)

My top 5 favorite books from this month were:

The Astonishing Color of After
The Village of Waiting
Surviving Paradise
Round The Bend

My bottom  books were:

The Kingdom of Roses and Thorns
China Dream
A House for Mr. Biswas

It was a pretty good month!  Summer is slowly creeping in, but hopefully I can keep up the reading pace.  I am almost half way through the country list already, which is amazing.  I have been learning so much about countries I knew little to nothing about, so this challenge has been great.  I am so glad I am doing it.

What did you love best in May?  Maybe I can find another book to add to my TBR pile.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, 17 books is a lot to read in a month. XD
    I've heard that Astonishing Color of After is good, so I might get to it sometime. :) I'm glad you liked it.