Today I am sharing what I have been reading in May.
It was a pretty good reading month with a few 'stalls', in the middle and at the end. However, I read a few really fantastic books. My favorite book this month, easily, was Amor Towles' Rules of Civility; so much so that it may be in the running for favorite book of the year. Not in the least like his renowned, A Gentleman in Moscow, which was my favorite Book Club read of 2020, Rules of Civility stands solidly, brilliantly, on its own merits. Towles writes - drawing you in to the story, the setting, the characters. I was there. Civility is in the running for best book of the year, because I have, already, read some amazing books this year. This month, I also loved Charles Martin's The Mountain Between Us.
I read one non-fiction book. When once I read more non-fiction than fiction, it is now rare that I make the time. The Lazy Genius Way, a 'self-help' book was actually a breath of fresh air in the realm of self-help genre. Engaging and practical, the book was well-laid out, easy to follow and definitely a - help!
I also started 3 books this month that I did not finish...and I cannot for the life of me remember the books.
And, of course, I am documenting what I read in a 4 x 8 Life Crafted album by Citrus Twist. The fold-out is above, at the top, and here are the additional pages to this months reading:
I created a transparency as the cover for this month's fold-out. I particularly like the look of a transparency with what is behind peeking through.
What's behind the transparency is the front page of the fold out. This is a monthly inclusion into what I've been reading.
I created bookshelves full of books and as I read a book I add color to the shelf along with the name of the book. I think I have more than 100 books on the shelves, but read 100 books is my goal for the year, so, by the end of the year, I should pretty much fill the shelf full of books that I've read.