MAYbe I’m Amazed!


  1. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
  2. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
  3. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
  4. Maus, Vol. 2 by Art Spiegelman
  5. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  6. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  7. The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  8. Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende
  9. Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann
  10. Famous Drownings in Literary History by Kevin Haworth
  11. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  12. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  13. In The Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
  14. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  15. Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
  16. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
May was good to me. I slowed down a lot, compared to April. I’m not complaining one bit. I read some amazing books this month. 
Holy cow, I read 7 nonfiction books. That’s awesome. How in the world will I pick a favorite for my upcoming Hall of Fame post? Ack!

I hope you had a fantastic month! What were some of your favorite May reads? 

40 thoughts on “MAYbe I’m Amazed!

  1. Ach, you bested me by one (1)! Wasn't Prof/Madman wonderful?!?! So – my not-16 list Sturges, PG Angel's Gate (Shortcut Man #3)LeCarre, John A Delicate TruthWecker, Helene The Golem and the JinniSturges, PG Tribulations of the Shortcut ManSturges, PG Shortcut ManPalmer, Liza Nowhere but home /Edugyan, Esi Half-blood blues : a novelMishani, D.A. The Missing File Pötzsch, Oliver The Hangman's DaughterWallace, Carey The Blind Contessa's New MachinePalmer, Liza More like herAbbott, Jeff The Last MinuteAaronovich, Ben Whispers UndergroundPotluri, Annapurna The grammarian : a novel /Johnson, Denis Nobody move /

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  2. NICE – 16 books in one month is pretty darn impressive!!! Kindred is a really great book, and I really enjoyed The Professor and The Madman 🙂

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  3. Wow! Do you speed read? A good month for me is 10 or so! I can't imagine reading more than that! I'll have to check some of those out. Love me some nonfiction. I'm kind of a book whore, though, and will try out about anything 😉

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  4. Amazing! I can't keep pace with that and write my own book too, so I won't try. However, two really good reads for me in May were The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell and a lighter, comedic romance, The Family Trap.

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  5. How was the Ruth Ozeki book? I recently got it for the bargain price of 80p in a charity shop, hoping it's going to be good.And I love that you consider 16 books to be 'slowing down'….

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  6. Well with school over this week and my kids having a pool this summer, I can read the summer away and turn out reads at least half as good as you! Lol. My favorite read for May was Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

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  7. Oh, my! You read so much in May! I'm going to start counting the books that I read, too. I don't really keep track. Have a great weekend, Jennifer!

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  8. This was you slowing down? I am amazed by your reading! You've read so many that I can't wait to get my teeth into 🙂 I hope June is just as good for you!

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  9. You had an incredible reading month! Congratulations! The Fadiman book is one that I'm hoping to read this summer for the Estella Project. I can't wait to read some of your reviews. I didn't read any books last month but I'm bound to rebound in June. 🙂 I hope June is another great reading month for you.

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  10. Holy cow is right, that's some stack of books you read! I think I maybe read…four? But one of them was Proust's Volume 1 of Remembrance of Things Past so I'm not too ashamed. 😉

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