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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

May Reading

3 Thirds of a Ghost - Timothy Fuller Sleepyhead: Narcolepsy, Neuroscience and the Search for a Good Night - Henry Nicholls The Secret Library - Oliver Tearle Browse: The World in Bookshops - Henry Hitchings

14 books read this month.

 

This month's relatively low number is a direct reflection of RL distractions, stress and what I hope is a mini-slump.  Things are looking up; here at the house of feathers, fur, and fins we had some medical uncertainty last month, but now have names to hang on everything, and treatment plans in place, so I have high hopes that June will be more SOP, and I can get back to avoiding real life by hanging out in books.  Also, a trip to Uluru next weekend is MUCH anticipated.  There will be camel-riding, an art exhibit and if I'm really lucky, I'll get to see one of these little guys:

 

A thorny devil, and it drinks with its feet. It places them in a puddle and water moves up by capillary action along grooves to the corner of its mouth.  How cool is that??

 

Quick stats (no charts this month):

 

Four 4.5 star books, but no 5 star reads this month.

6 male authors

8 female authors

 

6 mystery

6 non-fiction

1 audiobook

2 re-reads

 

 

 

TBR Project

 

My experiment in TBR reduction:  I can only buy 1 new book for every 2 I read off my TBR piles, tallied monthly.

 

I bought 6 books this month out of my allotted 13.  So I carry 7 books over to add to my 7 books budgeted for June (50% of books read the previous month - May).  Total book buying budget for June:  14 books. 

 

Hope everyone is pleased with their reading for the month - and bring on June!