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Month in review

Reviews
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
The Amazing Crafty Cat by Charise Mericle Harper
The Best Man by Richard Peck
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
Bloom by Doreen Cronin
Candor by Pam Bachorz
The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass
The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett
A Day's Work by Eve Bunting
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
Iron Ties by Ann Parker
The Lens by N.K. Guy
The Magic Cornfield by Nancy Willard
Merman in My Tub, Volume 1 by Itokichi
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
On the Trail to Sunset by Thomas William Wilby and Agnes Anderson Wilby
One Witch at a Time by Stacy DeKeyser
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Sealed with a Secret by Lisa Schroeder
Showing Off by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
Storm by Amanda Sun
They Came in from the Road by Marjorie Starbuck and Elizabeth Platko
VanDerZee by Deborah Willis-Braithwaite
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Who Is AC? by Hope Larson

Miscellaneous
Books with Strong Families
Collaboration
Half year round-up - Favorite books read in 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 05)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 12)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 19)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 26)
May 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
Read Our Own Books May 2017

Thirty years of tracking my reading
What do readers want?

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Read Our Own Books May 2017: 06/04/17

May 2017 ROOB and other news

The local move plan continues. We've boxed up about two-thirds of our books.are now in storage. We've met with our realtor. We have plans to move into a local apartment complex while our house is put on the market. On our current timeline, we'll be in our new home by Christmas.

I continue to prioritize reading my own books, though now in June with most of the books being put into storage, I am relying more and more on ebooks and library books. I suspect my June roundup will be back to my old reading schedule — namely mostly library books.

ROOB
5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

The total number of books I managed to read last month is down from previous months. Like March, though, reading from my personal collection accounted for 55 percent of what I read.

ROOB by year

With my concentration being on older books in my collection, TBRs dominated my reading My ROOB average for June dropped to an impressive -3.84 — my best ROOB score since I started tracking this metric. My month average for May also improved, dropping to -2.54 from -2.35.

ROOB average by month

Last month I predicted that I would have a poor May ROOB score because of all the purchases I made when my husband was on vacation. I still have most of those books to read. They will be my summer reading while we're in our temporary housing.

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