Saturday, June 20, 2015

May's Read of 26 books for 2015

This is what I read in May and finished it up in June
The list comes from Bringing Up Burns blog and feel it's a great list to dive into reading again.
1 - A book you own but haven't read
2 - a book that was made into a movie
3 - a book you pick solely because of the cover
4 - a book your friend loves
5 - a book published this year
6 - a book by an author you've never read before
7 - a book by an author you love
8 - a book at the bottom of your "to be read" pile
9 - a book with a color in the title
10 - a book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
11 - a book you started but never finished
12 - a book with a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe
13 - a book with a female heroine
14 - a book set in the summer
15 - a book of poems
16 - a book you learned about because of this challenge
17 - a book that will make you smarter
18 - a book with a blue cover
19 - a book you were supposed to read in school. But didn't.
21 - a book with a great first line
22 - a book with pictures
23 - a book from the library
24 - a book you loved... read it again!
25 - a book that is more than 10 years old
26 - a book based on a true story
When I left you on May 1 I was: So now I'm just about to start Under the Dome by Stephen King (my favorite author): 7 - a book by an author you love. I enjoyed the television series and a friend told me it's a great book, so decided to read this one next and hopefully have it read before the TV series starts back up in June.
Well I got sidetracked and ended up reading by Stephenie Meyer:  Midnight Sun: Edward's Version of Twilight. I can't remember how I ended up on her site and finding it, I think I did a google search and came across the cover:
 Image result for midnight sun stephenie meyer
and did some investigating into it. Found that only part of it is on her website as a download so that is what I did and read it. It was fun to read an online style book, different too not to hold a book but it was nice (this just might get me closer to getting a kindle or something like that).  The work retells the events of Twilight, but is written from the perspective of Edward Cullen and it was a good read to see it from another respective. While I located this book I also found a fanfiction novel that is the 2nd part of this book where Stephenie leaves off and she picks it up:
The first book, which I call Midnight Sun, Part II, consists of the missing second half of Ms. Meyer’s Chapter 12, “Complications,” twelve additional chapters, and the “Epilogue.”her blog is called Twilight: The Missing Pieces
So now she has done all the books from Edward's perspective and it's been interesting to read it, I'm now in her version of New Moon. She definitely has a different writing style than Stephenie's and you can pick up on it quickly. So I'll be putting down Under the Dome for now and reading this series of books from her website. I guess I'm in a Twilight year this year :) So I'm using this for #18 - a book with a blue cover. I figure it's close enough to a blue cover.


  1. This looks like a great book challenge Tina! I love to read, but haven't been reading as much as I would like to be doing. I do read on a Kindle, The Kindle Fire at chemo, and the regular Kindle outside because it is like reading a real book as far as the pages look. I also have a bag full of books my mother in law just gave me to read. So I read both! lol I love the Kindles because I can have 400 books with me at all times. Your book sounds interesting, I just may have to look that one up. Don't wash away and I hope you are turning moldy with all this rain we have been getting! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Glad to see you're moving right along with your reading! I didn't realize someone had wrote all those books from Edward's perspective. Neat!

  3. Under the Dome was awesome...much different from the tv series

    1. Thanks Lyne :) I'm looking forward to reading it