May Reading

Happy June!

For those of you who followed me over from the book blog, I promised I wouldn’t completely cut books out of my discussion topics. One way to do that is to let you know what books I’ve read during the previous month. So without further adieu, here is a list of my May reads. No ratings attached, nor any reviews; however, I’m happy to talk about any of the titles, so feel free to comment!

Finished Books: May

Forbidden Fruit (2013)
Written by: Ann Aguirre
Genre: Novella/Paranormal Romance
Pages: (Kindle)

The Autumn Castle (2003)
Written by: Kim Wilkins
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 94/552 (Mass Market Paperback – Did Not Finish)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (2012)
Written by: Susan Cain
Genre: Nonfiction/Psychology
Pages: 368 (Trade Paperback)

Chill Factor (2005)
Written by: Rachel Caine
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 338 (Mass Market Paperback)

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void (2013)
Written by: Tim Lebbon
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)

Dime Store Magic (2004)
Written by: Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 464 (Mass Market Paperback)

Kushiel’s Chosen (2002)
Written by: Jacqueline Carey
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Pages: 687 (Mass Market Paperback)

Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox (2013)
Written by: Christa Faust
Genre: Science Fiction/Media Tie-In
Pages: 368 (Kindle)

Heat Stroke (2004)
Written by: Rachel Caine
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352 (Mass Market Paperback)

A Dance with Dragons (2011)
Written by: George R.R. Martin
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Pages: 1040 (Kindle)

It wasn’t a bad month, if I do say so myself, especially considering two of the books were ginormous epics (Martin, Carey, I’m looking at you!). Of course, I also snuck in a novella, which was short, and added another book to my DNF pile, so there’s that. Still, very fruitful!

4 thoughts on “May Reading

    1. Very much so. It talks about introversion in so many different ways and levels and aspects of life. It’s something I think everyone should read, whether or not they consider themselves introverted.

      If you get a chance to read it, please share your thoughts!


  1. I could not get into “The Autumn Castle” either.

    Did you like “Dimestore Magic”? For some reason, I cannot get into Kelley Armstrong’s books. I read “Bitten” and “Stolen,” but could not work up enough enthusiasm to continue with the series.

    Hope you enjoyed “Kushiel’s Chosen” and are planning to read “Kushiel’s Avatar!”


    1. Kelley Armstrong was perhaps the third urban fantasy author I ever read, after Carrie Vaughn (first) and Kim Harrison (second). I really enjoyed the hell out of Bitten, but Armstrong would’ve ranked third in my preference for those authors. Her second book was a disappointment to me, but I got the third book regardless and it was… okay. Better by the end than it was for the first half, and I think I’d continue the series so long as my TBR pile was manageable and/or I get caught up on other UF authors I enjoy more.

      I hope that answers your question? 🙂

      But yes to Kushiel’s Avatar. I don’t know WHEN I’ll read it, but I will!


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