May was an interesting month, both in life (very fun last-northern-vacation!) and in books. Because in books, the month was anything but typical for me.
I finished six books in May, two on audio and four in print. None of them were typical Manda-fare, and yet all of them (mostly) worked for me. Which is awesome. The books consisted of:
- a nonfiction graphic novel story collection (all three of which are not normally me-things)
- a memoir (rarely ever read these days)
- a short story collection (again, rare for me)
- an interactive adventure novel (huh??)
- women’s fiction (a two-or-three-times-per-year genre for me)
- and a semi-religious techno-fantasy (yeah…).
At the same time, each of them had something about them that made them excellent choices for me, despite not being my typical kinds of books.
I can tell I’m heading into the summer months, though, because around this time every year, my reading starts to go scatterbrained. Sometimes this results in a lot of good reads, and sometimes in the worst kind of reading rut. Usually my mood and brain get their acts together about late July or early August, and then ram full-steam ahead into the RIP months. Considering I’m going to spend the rest of this month packing/moving, and most of July unpacking and organizing a new household, I don’t expect this year to be much different. (Though it will probably consist of mostly audiobooks!) Hopefully, this will be a good-read scatterbrain-summer, instead of a slump-summer. If May is any indication, I’m in for a treat!