14 books read this month.
This month's relatively low number is a direct reflection of RL distractions, stress and what I hope is a mini-slump. Things are looking up; here at the house of feathers, fur, and fins we had some medical uncertainty last month, but now have names to hang on everything, and treatment plans in place, so I have high hopes that June will be more SOP, and I can get back to avoiding real life by hanging out in books. Also, a trip to Uluru next weekend is MUCH anticipated. There will be camel-riding, an art exhibit and if I'm really lucky, I'll get to see one of these little guys:
A thorny devil, and it drinks with its feet. It places them in a puddle and water moves up by capillary action along grooves to the corner of its mouth. How cool is that??
Quick stats (no charts this month):
Four 4.5 star books, but no 5 star reads this month.
6 male authors
8 female authors
My experiment in TBR reduction: I can only buy 1 new book for every 2 I read off my TBR piles, tallied monthly.
I bought 6 books this month out of my allotted 13. So I carry 7 books over to add to my 7 books budgeted for June (50% of books read the previous month - May). Total book buying budget for June: 14 books.
Hope everyone is pleased with their reading for the month - and bring on June!