Monthly Wrap Ups

May 2012 Reading Wrap Up!

So May is over! Way too fast, for it is my favorite month of the year. But June is okay, too, I guess. Although May was so sunny this year and it’s 5 hours until June and it is already raining like crazy.

I got a kindle this month and read four books on it already. I also read four physical books. Here they are!

Some of the books I read in May

Middle Grade:

Harper Madigan – Junior High Private Eye by Chelsea M. Campbell

Loved the setting, did not like the plot too much. Cute read though! Check out my review!

Young Adult:

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

I’m underwhelmed by this. It’s okay, the writing is quite good, but that’s all for me. The setting is a little too far fetched for me and I didn’t care for it too much. It got some great reviews from other people though. And I really love the cover too.

The Thirteenth by G.L. Twynham

I’m in love with this book. Really. SO awesome. Check out my review!

Bizarro:

Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland by Carlton Mellick III

A new found love – the Bizarro genre! I will for sure read more of this. Check out my review of this book here!

Science Fiction/Dystopian:

Animal Farm by George Orwell

I liked it! I think it is a good book to learn about the way suppressive regimes work.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

I liked this quite a lot. Although it was a little hard for me to get through at times, for I’m not that into military strategy stuff. But I loved the ending! (Technically I finished this on June 1st, 2 am. Whatever. I hadn’t slept yet so for me it was still May 😉 )

Fantasy:

The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan

Loved this! Such a great read. Great setting, great plot. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series! Chek out my review!

Play:

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

Loved it! Don’t know what so say about it though. Therefore probably no review.

Update on challenges:

For the Around the Stack in How Many Ways challenge, I read a play (No exit) , a crime book (Harper Madigan) and a book of the bizarro genre (Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland) this month!

What else went on here at The Book Hunter?

I participated in the Book Chat by Misty!

I introduced the On The Hunt feature, which will be about books that sound interesting to me and I want to read/buy! This time I talked about pirates!

Also I’m 5 books ahead in my reading challenge on goodreads! Awesome, right? Let’s dance the awesome-dance.

What did you read last month?

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April 2012 Reading Wrap Up

Wow! I actually read twelve books in April! That’s a lot for me, really! Also, last was the month I picked up blogging again! I participated in the readathon last month, too, and I had a lot of fun! See how I did here and here!

The books I read in April

The books I read in April

So on to the huge list of books I read!

Children’s Lit:

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Horse And His Boy by C.S. Lewis

I liked the first three books of the Chronicles of Narnia, I enjoyed The Horse And His Boy most! I will review those once I finished them all.

Young Adult:

What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

I really liked it, although it was almost the same reading experience as the other two books I read by Sarah Dessen (Along For The Ride, Just Listen). This is because I really like the way I feel while reading these books. It’s relaxing and I find myself as a teenager in the characters sometimes and I just feel really good while reading these books.

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

You can find my review here! I liked it, but it was not overwhelming.

The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I have a review up here! I loved this! Very obscure and awesome setting, great suspenceful story!

Classics:

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by Frank L. Baum

A very cute classic. I was surprised that I just remembered some small fragments of the story! Great story, I liked this a lot!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

One of my favorite books now. Loved it! My review can be found here!

Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

I liked the story a lot, but I had trouble connecting to the characters. Review to come!

Science Fiction/Dystopian:

Neuromancer by William Gibson

I had my troubles with this book, but in the end I liked it quite a lot! Review here!

1984 by George Orwell

Again, another new favorite of mine! Check out my review here!

Anthology:

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling

A very cute anthology! I really liked the stories and I was glad there was something out of the Harry Potter universe I hadn’t read yet. I enjoyed the read a lot!

Update on challenges:

I finished Neuromancer by William Gibson, Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne and 1984 by George Orwell for the Around The Stacks In How Many Ways – Challenge! With Science Fiction, Dystopian and Adventure I covered three genres already! I think I will change the challenge settings for me though. I think I will not determine which books I want to use for this challenge and which genres I want to read. I want to read what I feel like reading and not feel obliged to read a certain book next. That kind of takes the fun out of it for me and I really don’t want that!

What did you read last month?

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