May has been a busy month for me all round, but I still managed to read 3 books in their entirety and the majority of a fourth. Not quite sure how that happened – I usually take quite a while to get through books, especially fiction for some reason.
Perhaps I needed a break from all the business-y stuff going on, but May was a month of fiction – sci-fi and fantasy.
I read the whole of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay – couldn’t quite put the books down actually. I had watched the first two films fairly recently and thought I would give the books a go too. This is not the way round that I usually do this – I almost always try to read the books first – but to begin with the books just didn’t appeal to me so the films were the way to go for me on this one.
After the films I felt like I just had to know how things ended, so I read the trilogy back to back over two weeks! Unheard of!
I have also been sort of struggling through Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin for an age – not quite being able to get into it with the vast array of characters and plots. This was another one where I felt like I cheated somewhat – I watched the first series of Game of Thrones first and then tackled the book – but I had it on good authority (my brother is a huge Game of Thrones nerd) that it wouldn’t matter too much which way round I did this with regards to the first book/series. I am going to read the rest of the books before being tempted by the TV series I hope as he says it gets a bit more complicated after the first go. I actually finished this book on 2nd June, so I can’t quite include it in the tally for May, but three is pretty good going for me reading wise!
As for June, I think it will be back to some non fiction for a bit of a change (I actually haven’t read any in full since January!) and back to some more business-y books too.
I hope you have some interesting reading lined up too – I would love to know what you have in mind.