The Sunday Salon: My reading in May

It’s been a while since my last Sunday Salon post — 3 weeks, in fact — and in it I shared my May book stack.  So how’s that working out, you ask?  I’ll tell you: pretty good!

At the end of April I was a little frustrated, having read only 4 of the 5 books I planned for the month.  This month has been more satisfying.  This is what I’ve read so far (as always, links will take you to reviews):

And as I write this, I’m almost finished with Dark Fire, by C.J. Sansom, the second in a series of Tudor-era mysteries.

Not bad, eh? Especially considering May heralds the start of gardening season.  We’ve had gorgeous weather recently, and it’s been so nice to spend time outside soaking up the sun while pulling up weeds and planting new shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.  And I’m still knitting too — I’m close to finishing a fun pair of purple socks and have bought yarn to make socks for my husband next.

But there are still 10 days left in May, and plenty of books in the queue.  Next after Dark Fire will be None to Accompany Me, by Nadine Gordimer, the oldest book on my TBR shelf!  Just yesterday I submitted a library request for The Observations, by Jane Harris and Carry Me Down, by M. J. Hyland.  And then it occurred to me that I should get a jump-start on the next Elizabeth Taylor readalong, since I am hosting June’s discussion on this blog.  So you just might see some of those library books on my June book stack …

Well, it looks like another gorgeous, sunny day outside.  I’m off to have coffee and breakfast and spend a little time in the garden.  What are you doing today?


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6 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: My reading in May

  1. Well, so far I have gone out for coffee and brunch, chilled to music while browsing the internet, and next up is a walk in the sunshine. Just need to fit in some reading and it will be a perfect Sunday! Hope you have a lovely day.

    • That sounds like a lovely Sunday! We had gorgeous weather over the weekend. Now (Monday morning), it’s gray and threatening rain. Which is as it should be 🙂

  2. Today I’m studying for my last final. Tomorrow, I plan on reading as much as possible! 🙂 You’re right, May has been a really great month for planting. It’s good to hear that you’re reading plans are going so well. Have a great week.

  3. The oldest book on your TBR: that’s cool! You can justify some book-shopping now.

    It’s funny how sometimes a less-productive reading month can really get you motivated for the next; tracking what you read can really help you keep focus, and somehow more books get squeezed in that way, eventually if not always.

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