May was a busy month with little time for serious reading but, of course, I still managed to pick up some good ones. It seems I overloaded on sci-fi and fantasy this month! Everything I read and watched is, as always, reviewed here. (For last year’s reviews, go here.)
- Bumped, by Megan McCafferty – post-apocalyptic YA fantasy that almost has you believing it could happen.
- Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn – brilliantly written but very, very disturbing.
- Bellwether, by Connie Willis – funny, satirical, romantic sci-fi, and only a little bit disturbing.
The best of the month’s movies were…
- Saving Grace – light-hearted and funny
- Thin Blue Line – you’ll either love it or hate it – British humor
- The Mountains of the Moon – powerful and intense
So what have you read or watched lately that’s worth sharing?
As always, I glommed down a bunch of books this month, and also watched quite a few movies. They’re all reviewed on my Books, etc. page. (I’ve been doing this since around September last year; go here for 2014’s reviews.)
I thought it would be good to give an extra mention to the ones I enjoyed most, so here goes:
- Next, by Michael Crichton – an intense fantasy thriller, gave me chills
- Heartburn, by Nora Ephron – lightweight, funny, easy read
- Coming Clean, by Kimberly Rae Miller – a moving memoir about growing up with hoarders
And the best of the month’s movies were…
- The Grand Budapest Hotel – witty and powerful; I have to own it because I’ll need to watch it again, and then again
- Election – a fun comedy despite some dark humor
- The 100 – complete junk, and I’m a junkie
Hmm, not the most challenging month of reading, I must confess. No matter; I’m halfway through a wonderful book, and have a pile of promising reads next to my bed. February’s looking good!