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Thursday, June 1, 2017

My Month in Review: May

The Month in Review meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm noting the non-Macmillan books in this post with a star.

My original plan in May was to start reading Winter 2018 books. But, due to travel and book club (although they were so nice to pick a Macmillan book for me!), I didn't get much of a start on 2018 yet. It's a weird thing to not even be halfway through the year but really be wondering if I'll be reading any more 2017 books. Audio will be the one area where I can keep up with current books.

Books completed this month:
*Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (audio)
* Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (audio)
Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau
A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell (audio)
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Kevin Show: Love, Mania, and the Olympics by Mary Pilon

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
*Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris
*The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (audio)
Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser (I should have finished this a while ago but the editor is still working on the final chapters with the author, so I am anxiously waiting for the end of the book.)
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean
Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

What I acquired this month (non-work books):
On Independent Bookstore Day (which I suppose was technically in April but I didn't get organized enough to add it to my list until a couple of days later), I got Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant. Funnily, my husband picked this up, and had no idea who Sheryl Sandberg was or anything. I've read and loved Lean In. So this was a joint purchase.
I also ran out and bought Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris the day it went on sale. This is one of the few non-Macmillan books I guarantee you I'm going to read this year.

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