Happy end-of-May! This month a bunch of stuff happened – I graduated college (again), I got a salary position as a software developer, I planned out a vacation… all sorts of stuff. And I still have a lot of stuff left to go, yeesh.
Speaking of, I need an oil change. Guess who’s going to the mechanic after I finish writing this, woo.
ANYWAYS. This month I read one non-fiction, two novels and two manga/graphic novels
The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
This is the second book in Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy and the fifth in her Realm of the Elderlings world. I wrote a blabber on the thing of you’d like to know more fully about it, but it sums up to: I really like this series, but it kills my brain and heart more with every chapter.
Chew vol 1 by John Layman
This is one of those series that I’ve known about for a while but never really popped into my ‘wanna read this’ list. I found it for super cheap and picked it up on a whim… and honestly, most of the way through it, it basically was what I expected. It was okay. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t anything special… until the end. And dammit, now I want volume two. It lead me into a false sense of ‘this is decent’ security when it was really hiding how good it was ’til the end. Well butts. Now I’m buying this series, too.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
This was probably my most anticipated release for this month and I started reading it the day I came out. It was decent! I rather liked it. I wrote a blabber on this one too, if you’re interested. I feel like it was a rather solid (if not predictable) ending to the series.
Attack on Titan vol 12 by Hajime Isayama
I’m slowly workin’ my way through this series. One day I’ll catch up. One day. ONE DAY.
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
And the non-fiction for the month. I’m really bad with non-fiction usually – it doesn’t hold my attention for very long. It’s not the book’s fault most of the time, it’s my own. I just… lose focus. But this one, I listened to on audio and while it did indeed go into the history of the gene and all sorts of experiments and conferences and breakthroughs, it did so in almost a narrative format. It was really neat and I was able to stay focused on it. 😛 So.. props to him for writing a non-fiction a dunderhead can follow? 😀 It was really good and I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot, too!
Everything was 4 stars this month. Hooda thunk.
r/Fantasy Bingo 2017
I’m the template provided by Millenium_Dodo here, which you can as well if you’re participating. 😀
So two out of the five books I read this month qualify. Woot woot :”D
12 posts created (including this one):
- One Currently Reading
- One haul
- Twelve Bout of Books Readathon Posts
- One Top 5 Wednesday
- Two Blabbers
- One Tag
Progress on 17 in 2017:
- A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin – Currently reading
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson – Complete!
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey
- The Traitor Comorant Baru by Seth Dickinson – Complete!
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- Weaveworld by Clive Barker – Complete!
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
- Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis
- 14 by Peter Clines
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- The Edge of the World by Kevin J Anderson
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling
Progress on 2017 Reading Goals:
Complete a Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 Books: 26/50
Count how many books I own and determine how many are not yet read – Was complete, need to do again.
Discard books I don’t like or lose interest in reading – None this month, but I kept my eye out.
Read all of the books on my 17 in 2017 list – 3/17, gonna be 4.
And May is done, man. That’s it. Time for sleep.