Michelle’s May Reading Plan

It’s been a while since I posted what my monthly reading plan is. Perhaps I’d be doing better on my yearly reading goal if I had been. I’m a slow reader compared to a lot of bloggers and I aim to read 50 books a year. And currently I’m like five books behind. Ugh. Damn television binge watching!


So for May, I’m currently reading The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell, a book I grabbed last year at Book Expo America but am only just now reading. (I know, I’m a horrible person. I feel horrible about it.) I’m having some issues connecting with the story. But I really do hope to finish it up here by this weekend, so what’s next?

lexiconI borrowed the audiobook of Lexicon by Max Barry from the library for the May book for our VA Wine and Book Club. I have to say though, Overdrive is not user-friendly. I downloaded three different software items for only one of them to play the audiobook. And even then, it will only play on my computer, not my phone. Awesome. Hopefully I’ll sort it all out so I can get the book read before the end of the month.

For the other books, I like to grab one book from the backlog, one from the review pile, and one from the purchased. Likely, one of these will not be read before May is over, but let’s try to be a little ambitious, shall we? :)


So for the book from the backlog, I’m picking Fallout by Todd Strasser. I got this book from Netgalley a year ago, and I suck. This is why I have not requested anything to review for nearly that long so I can finally get rid of all this guilt and bad choices from last year. I picked it from the backlog pile because it is a little bit shorter so perhaps I will finish more this month than the typical four books.

From the review pile, I have The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I won this from Goodreads to review and I know this will take me a lonnng time to read. It is quite the tome. Books this long typically take an entire month for me, so we’ll see if my guesstimate is true.

And finally, from my purchased pile, I’m going to go with Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout. I have not read anything by her yet (which I know is quite blasphemous amongst book bloggers) and I bought this particular book a year ago when it was on sale. It’s about time I removed it from the to-read list and into the read.


But I soo want to read The One by Kiera Cass to see the conclusion…gah too many books!

Have you read these books? What did you think of them? What would recommend?


What do you think?

  • Steph says:

    You are back on the blog with a bang! So many great posts lately :) Fallout was a pretty quick read, it is told from a young boys POV and is a little sad but good. I have seen The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch around so much this week, I am interested in what you think of it.

    Overdrive was poo. I used to listen to them at work bc you could only do it on your comp. some titles you can do on your phone, but not many. :/

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