Erin’s May Reading Wrap Up

Finished in May:
Winter Tide // Ruthanna Emrys
–Rating: 2/5 stars
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books // Azar Nafisi
–Rating: 3/5 stars
Gutshot // Amelia Gray
–Rating: 4/5 stars
Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show // Eric Scott Fischl
–Rating: 2/5 stars
This Beautiful Life // Helen Schulman
–Rating: 1/5 stars
The Devil and Webster // Jean Hanff Korelitz
–Rating: 3/5 stars
The Bridge of San Luis Rey // Thornton Wilder
–Rating: 3/5 stars

Currently Reading:
Penance // Kanae Minato

2017 Goodreads Challenge:
42/115 (added 7 books in May)

2017 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge:
I completed two tasks this month: Read a book published between 1900 and 1950 (The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1927) and Read a book about books (Reading Lolita in Tehran). This brings my count up to 8 complete, with 16 more to go (yikes)…but I think I can still finish it!

Erin & Kirsten’s Year of Pulitzers, 2017:
We read The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder this month, and it was an interesting pick. Though the writing felt pretty formal, and kept the reader at a bit of a distance, Wilder wove the stories of Pepita, Esteban, Uncle Pio, and others into a tale of drama and emotion that kept us going. Wilder as an author captured both our attention, and both of us are going to read more Wilder! Our June book is A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, and I’ll let you know what we thought in my June wrap up.

As always, I am a fairly active Goodreads user and you can find me at goodreads.com/emurch (though I will admit I’ve fallen a little behind on reviews). If you have any thoughts about any of the books I’ve read this month leave a comment or tweet me @GameandRead.

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Until next time, happy reading!

–Erin

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