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Books read in May: #55-72

In an effort to shorten my monthly posts, I'm just going to post the title, genre, and my one-sentence opinion of each book. If you want to read more, links will take you to my full reviews.

55. Nora Roberts, Bed of Roses: Contemporary romance. It was okay -- mildly entertaining, but nothing special.
56. Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island: Classic. I didn't love it, but it was worth a read.
57. Elizabeth Aston, Writing Jane Austen: Chick lit. A nice twist on Austen-themed fiction, and I enjoyed it.
58. W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge: Modern classic. I liked it, but not as much as The Painted Veil.
59. Jennifer Echols, Going Too Far: YA chick lit. I really liked it!
60. Thornton Wilder, Our Town: Play. There's not much to it, but it gave me food for thought.
61. Jerramy Fine, Someday My Prince Will Come: Memoir, chick lit. It's amusing in places, but the narrator really irritated me.
62. David McCullough, John Adams: Biography. Well written and fascinating.
63. Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: Fiction. I absolutely loved it!
64. James Conroyd Martin, Push Not the River: Historical fiction (18th-century Poland). Entertaining but not great.
65. Stella Gibbons, Nightingale Wood: Comic fiction. I liked it but found it darker than Cold Comfort Farm.
66. Dara Horn, All Other Nights: Historical fiction (Civil War). It was okay, and there were some interesting historical tidbits.
67. Jude Morgan, An Accomplished Woman: Historical fiction (Regency). Loved it!
68. G. K. Chesterton, On Tremendous Trifles: Essays. I liked it, but I wouldn't recommend it to Chesterton neophytes.
69. Julia Gregson, East of the Sun: Historical fiction (1920s India). Liked it.
70. Loretta Chase, Miss Wonderful: Regency romance. I was disappointed, but I'm told the sequels are better.
71. Pat Walsh, 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might: Nonfiction. I found the information useful and liked the author's sarcastic tone.
72. Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue: Urban fantasy. I liked it and plan to continue with the series.

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