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?
February was a big month for reading – a total of eight books, plus a compulsion to consume every blog on WordPress in its entirety. I think in March I will aim to do more living and writing and less reading. Spring is coming and it’s time to be up and doing!
Meanwhile, everything I’ve read since around September last year is briefly reviewed on my Books, etc. page (with last year’s books here.) Some of them are well worth your attention!
Here are the ones I enjoyed most this month:
- The Divorce Diet, by Ellen Hawley – an upbeat light read with drool-inducing recipes that threaten to tip me off my carb-free lifestyle
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple – one of the best books I’ve read in a long while
- Wonder, by RJ Palacio – like all the best juvenile and YA fiction, it’ll refresh your literary palate
- Keto Clarity, by Jimmy Moore – a must-read for anyone interested in the ketogenic way of eating
I didn’t watch many movies, and only one worth sharing:
- The Longest Day – a powerful and moving docudrama
There was a disturbing trend in that much of my reading this month seemed to be about broken or breaking marriages. That’s a topic I will try to avoid for a while; even when the writing is good, too much of it stops being entertaining.