My reading this month can be split into two sections – before BEA and after BEA.

Before BEA

I read all of these by May 8.  I left for BEA on May 10 and I was stalling.  I didn’t want to start anything new when I was going to be surrounded by new books.

Then, I don’t know what happened.  Sensory overload?  I didn’t read anything during BEA.  At night I just crashed in my apartment.  When I got home the husband was gone for a week, I squandered that good reading time by binge watching Sense8.  (Anyone else watch that show?  Seriously amazing.)

Eventually my books (or my preciousessss as I was creepily calling them) arrived from Chicago and then I settled in and got started reading again.  Here’s my after May 20 finishes.

The books I read this month are set in:

  • England
  • France
  • Mexico
  • U.S. – Ohio, New York, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana
  • Fantasy lands

The authors are:

  • 8 female and 3 male
  • 9 white and 2 POC

The books are:

  • 8 fiction and 3 nonfiction
  • 5 fantasy
  • 2 historical fantasy
  • 2 romance/chick lit
  • 1 audiobook

This month I’ve been lurking on Twitter around the #diversebookbloggers discussions.  I’m pretty much the definition of who isn’t a diverse book blogger but I like finding new people to follow and hearing book recommendations.  I did their Diverse Books Tag, which was a lot of fun.

I don’t have any big blog news coming up.  Remember that the link for June’s Foodies Read is going up tomorrow.  I got a lot of foodie books at BEA so now there are even more prizes.

Speaking of my BEA books,  there are so many of them that I don’t want to keep them all after I read them.  Periodically now you might see this graphic on reviews.


First come, first served I’ll send the ARC to a new home.  I wouldn’t say no to a few dollars towards shipping fees but I want these books to circulate since they are meant to be for promotion.