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May Reading Wrap Up

on June 3, 2019

Total Books Read: 19
Fiction: 16
Non-Fiction: 3
Library Books: 0
Books On My TBR List: 4
Books in a Series: 4
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 8
Male/Female Authors: 5/14
Kindle Books: 2
Books I Owned or Bought: 7
Favourite Book(s): The Island Of Sea Women by Lisa See
Least Favourite Books: 
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 6

May was a really solid reading month! A lot of really enjoyable books, not a huge amount of brilliant standouts but just really decent reads. I read 19 books but 3 of them were cookbooks. I own about a dozen cookbooks that I bought (or won), glanced at and then promptly ignored. So recently I’ve started going through them, trying to find a few new ‘staple’ dinners. I’m getting a little bored of the things I’ve been eating regularly for the last little while and I’m also trying to change up my eating habits a bit with less reliance on processed foods and including more fresh and from-scratch stuff. Also trying to eat a few more vegetarian meals as well. I have managed to find a few interesting looking meals to try (or to get my personal chef aka the husband to try). My eating habits are changing a lot, I’ve noticed. What I’m interested in eating is changing. I remember throughout my 20s, it was difficult to resist the lure of fast food and stuff like that. Well into my 30s, it couldn’t interest me any less. If I go out to eat, it’s to a local cafe – there are so many good ones! After all, we can’t buy houses anymore because we are a nation addicted to smashed avo.

If you remember May’s TBR, it was a relatively small pile but unfortunately, I didn’t finish it! I didn’t get to The Butterfly Room by Lucinda Riley and I can’t even blame the size of it because I did finally read Fire And Blood by George R.R. Martin to coincide with the Game of Thrones TV show finishing up. I quite enjoyed Fire And Blood although it’s not for casual fans. It’s written in the way of a non-fiction text within the world of A Song Of Ice And Fire, set a few hundred years before the events that start A Game Of Thrones. It’s very interesting but it’s also very dense in places too. I’m planning a lazy re-read of the books from ASoIaF at some stage and I just really hope he finishes the series. I want to see what his vision is for the conclusion.

This month……well, here’s the TBR pile:

It’s pretty big – however, I’ve actually already read five of these, given my pile was much smaller last month, which enabled me to get a bit of a head start on June. That’s the Lucinda Riley sitting there beside it, which I hope to fit in this month, given I have gotten that early jump! I’m excited for lots of these books, especially some great Australian female authors here, some of whom are my favourites! New Wendy James, Nicola Moriarty, Kayte Nunn and Sarah Barrie. I’ve read Armando Lucas Correa before so I’m quite looking forward to that. Recursion looks interesting too. Of the ones I’ve read – there’s some pretty good ones in there, reviews will be coming pretty soon for Love Song, The Cinema At Starlight Creek, A Good Enough Mother, Wildflower Ridge and Little Stones. I’m still quite behind on writing reviews, which is something I have on my priority list for the next week or two. I also plan to do a post on the cookbooks I’ve been reading at some stage and how I’m going to be changing how I eat a bit and hopefully maybe post some results, be they successes or failures, of dishes we’ve tried. I’m also going to be adding to the cookbook tally this month as I still have quite a few to choose from still on my shelf and I’m always looking out for new ones. I find cookbooks (and cooking shows) very soothing. Sometimes my husband and I talk about getting rid of Foxtel (our rip-off cable-equivalent provider) but two of the reasons we don’t are the live sports and the cooking channel.

I hope everyone had a great reading month of May! If you’ve read something from my June TBR pile then be sure to let me know in the comments.


One response to “May Reading Wrap Up

  1. A few on your tbr are also on mine.
    Keen to follow your cooking adventures. I find dinner so boring and I get really sick of eating the same food but have no drive to do anything about it.

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