A Month in Books: May 2011

Made some serious headway in May. Read some great new books, discovered a new author, a new series and revisited some favorites.

Earlier, I posted a Summer Reads list, with my top 5 authors, books, beach reads and series.  What are you excited to read (or not read!) this summer?
Scoundrel’s Kiss (Medieval #2), Carrie Lofty
3 stars
Two very damaged people meet and spar in Medieval Spain. Great setting, less sold on the validity of the happily ever after. (ebook)

Tempt the Devil, Anna Campbell
2 stars
Hard to detail what I loathed about this book without giving away big spoilers.  Let’s just say that it’s one of my BIGGEST pet peeves in the romance genre and there’s another post about it come up soon. (ebook)

The Perils of Pleasure (Pennyroyal Green #1), Julie Ann Long
3 stars
Rogue and scapegrace Colin Eversea is about to be hanged for a crime he didn’t commit when he’s rescued by a mysterious woman. Two fun, saucy, earthy and very different characters meet in this novel.  (ebook)

Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
2 stars
Over-written, over-blown, and filled with nuggets of pseudo- wisdom, this tome is in need of a good edit. Thank goodness I read it on a Kindle and didn’t have to lug around the hardback. (ebook)

The Metabolic Typing Diet, William L. Wolcott and Trish Fahey
3 stars
Interesting concept about discovering and using your metabolic type to then plot and plan the best eating plan for your individual health.  Just wish there was more science to back up the author’s claims.

The Twenty Minute Break, Earnest Lawrence Rossi
2 stars
He’s got a good idea, but his beliefs on cancer and AIDS are suspicious at best and downright dangerous at worse.

Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green #2), Julie Ann Long
3 stars
Scientist Miles is rendered speechless and stuttering when he meets fortune huntress Cynthia Brightly. Witty, charming and affecting. And Miles wears glasses! HOT!

The Walking Dead, Book 5, Robert Kirkman
3 stars
A quieter collection focused on rebuilding and regrouping after the mass destruction at the end of Book 4.

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