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May Books

I read quite a few books in May! Some I had started months ago and finally finished, but I still read quite a lot. Here’s the list!

The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf

Rating: 3.5 Stars


I definitely need a dietary change, and found this quite interesting. The overall tone grated at times, but the information was convincing. Now if I could only discipline myself enough to follow the advice!

Wicked, Gregory Maguire

Rating: 4 stars


I love books that ask big questions, and this book delivered. I desperately want to see the musical, but living in the middle of nowhere affords little opportunity. Reading will have to suffice for now. Though slow at times, I definitely enjoyed the read.

11/22/63, Stephen King

Rating: 3.5


I am not always a huge King fan because the paranormal horror genre just isn’t my cup of tea. However, he definitely knows how to spin a good story, and I did enjoy the plot twists and suspense.


I did find the ending rather cliched. Every book, it seems, focuses on how much worse the world is if one thing changes. It’s like JFK had to die or the world fell to pieces. I don’t buy that. Things might be different if details change here or there, but planet altering chaos? Meh. Maybe. But probably not.

A Stolen Life, Jaycee Duggard

Rating: 5 Stars


I was absolutely blown away by Jaycee’s account of abduction. I seriously cannot even imagine what it must have been like. The book left me speechless.

The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti

Rating: 3.5 stars


I am in absolute agreement with Valenti’s eloquent opinions. However, the book read more like a blog post; full of opinion with little fact to back it. I felt slightly disappointed in that, but still enjoyed reading the work and finished it in one day.

Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell

Rating: 4 Stars


Highly fascinating, Gladwell’s ideas are definitely worth pondering. Do I agree with it entirely? I don’t know. I am still musing the deterministic ramifications. I would definitely like it better if he had fleshed out some solutions; how people can learn to network and get the help they need, etc.

Savvy, Ingrid Law

Rating: 4 stars


This imaginative juvenile/YA novel was a delight to read. I love Law’s writing style.

Legend, Marie Lu

Rating: 4 Stars


I enjoyed this YA novel more than I anticipated. I read the entire thing in a day; I couldn’t put it down. If you are a fan of dystopian literature, this is a must-read.

Guerilla Marketing for Writers, Jay Conrad Levinson

Rating: 3 Stars


While I did find a few helpful hints for selling my future non-fiction books, I found little help for fiction. This book is tailored to writers who have published multiple books with traditional publishers and a good platform. Beginning writers may not find it as useful. Suggestion: check this book out from the library before purchasing to make sure you are the target writer.

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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in What I Read


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