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Books Read in May 2009

This is a list of the books that I read in May, broken up into Middle Grade Books, Young Adult Books, and Adult Fiction. As always, I wish I'd had more time to read (even a vacation didn't help!). But I do expect to get some good reading done during MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge next weekend. And one of these days I'm going to tackle my stack of picture books, too.

Middle Grade Books

  1. Rosanne Parry: Heart of a Shepherd. Random House. Completed May 7, 2009. My review.
  2. Rick Riordan: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson, Book 5). Hyperion. Completed May 10, 2009.
  3. Helen Stringer: Spellbinder. Fewiwel & Friends. Completed May 11, 2009.
  4. David A. Kelly (ill. Tim Jessell): Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse. Random House Books for Young Readers. Completed May 28, 2009. My review.

Young Adult Books

  1. Cassandra Clare: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1). McElderry Books. Completed May 3, 2009.
  2. Cassandra Clare: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2). McElderry Books. Completed May 17, 2009.
  3. Carol Lynch Williams: The Chosen One. Griffin. Completed May 24, 2009. My review.
  4. Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Tattoo. Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Completed May 26, 2009.
  5. Ian Beck. Pastworld. Bloomsbury. Completed May 27, 2009. (Reviewing forthcoming, closer to publication.)

Adult Fiction

  1. Connie Willis: The Doomsday Book. Spectra. Completed May 20, 2009. A gripping read, highly recommended by many of my blog readers. Set in the future in England, but featuring time travel back to the Middle Ages.
  2. Robert Crais: Chasing Darkness. Simon & Schuster. Completed May 23, 2009. A new title in the Elvis Cole Private Investigator series, set in Los Angeles.
  3. Victoria Thompson: Murder on Bank Street (Gaslight Mystery). Berkeley. Completed May 31, 2009. A historical series set in the early 1900s in New York (one of my favorite time periods for books). This is a remarkable series, with highly nuanced characters, one that just keeps getting better with every book.

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