May 2018 reading round-up

  • # of books read: 16
  • audiobooks listened to: 3
  • graphic novels read: 4
  • total page count: 3,727 pages
  • year total page count: 16,228 pages

Even higher reading totals than last month!  I’m on a roll!

As usual, I was pleased to read another Patricia Briggs book.  Burn Bright is the fifth book in the Alpha & Omega series, and had a great mystery involving the fae and the wildling wolves that Anna and Charles had to solve while Bran was off dealing with Mercy’s situation.

I picked up Ripper because I met the agent who represents this author at a recent writers conference.  This story is very different from the similar book Stalking Jack the Ripper, because the main character has a psychic link to the killer!  It was a thrilling read, great for a rainy, London-esque day.

Both of these were super quick reads!  Bring Me Their Hearts is an upcoming YA zombie fantasy with a snarky heroine that was super fun to read.  I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading the rest of this trilogy.  In a Cottage in a Wood was one that caught my eye as I was checking in books at the library, and apparently I have a penchant for thrillers set in isolated locales in the UK.

I’ve had The Killer in Me on my shelf for over a year, since I met the author at the Boston Book Festival back in 2016.  (I have this bad habit of buying books and getting them signed and then not reading them for a very, very long time.)  This is another book represented by the agent I met at the conference, which was a great excuse for me to stop putting off reading it!  This book features another psychic link with a killer, but there’s lot of other psychological stuff going on and the setting was very different.

  • Unexpected Favorite: Bring Me Their Hearts
  • Favorite Cover: Release
  • Coolest Concept: Winnebago Graveyard
  • Fastest Read: Bloody Mary (any of the volumes) (1/2 hour)
  • Slowest Read: House of Furies (28 days)

The full list (links take you to my Goodreads reviews):

    1. Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs
    2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (audiobook)
    3. Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
    4. Winnebago Graveyard by Steve Niles (graphic novel)
    5. DIY Circus Lab for Kids by Jackie Leigh Davis
    6. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux (ebook)
    7. In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green
    8. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (audiobook)
    9. Bloody Mary volume 1 by Akaza Samamiya (manga)
    10. Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (ARC)
    11. Bloody Mary volume 2 by Akaza Samamiya (manga)
    12. Release by Patrick Ness (audiobook)
    13. Bloody Mary volume 3 by Akaza Samamiya (manga)
    14. The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
    15. More Than This by Patrick Ness (ebook)
    16. Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr

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