What Are You Reading in May?

What is on your reading list this month?

Do your reading habits change with the seasons, or are you always equal opportunity?

I’ve kind of been all over the place this month, reading wise, which is pretty typical of me.

Since 1st May, I’ve finished:

  • M Train by Patti Smith
  • Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction by Cathy Whitlock
  • The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd by Michelle Morgan
  • Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales

I’m in the midst of reading:

  • Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis
  • Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style by Cintra Wilson

To be finished by 31st May:

  • Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond by Ann Fensterstock
  • I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by Betty Halbreich with Rebecca Paley
  • Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters Edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford

What is your favourite book this month?

Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading?

Please share with me in the comments.

Happy reading!

9 thoughts on “What Are You Reading in May?

  1. Hi, Mae, I always have too many things on my reading list but am always happily adding to it. 🙂

    I often seek out the offerings of small “indie” presses, as I know you do. During a recent visit to Nova Scotia enjoyed some books of poetry and short stories by that province’s wonderful Gaspereau Press, including Erin Brubacher’s debut poetry collection “In the Small Hours” and Carole Glasser Langille’s linked short stories in “I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are.”

    Being a graphics novel fan, I also picked up while in Nova Scotia “House of Sugar” by Rebecca Kraatz from Tulip Tree Press and her “Snaps” from the local Conundrum Press. Another Conundrum Press graphic novel I enjoyed this week is “Ramshackle: A Yellowknife Story” by Alison McCreesh.

    Best, Brett


    • I’m the same way! Although I’m always reading several books at a time, my TBR list is always growing.

      That’s a fascinating list of books. I definitely love the curated, small press aspect of it; plus, I love Nova Scotia.

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  2. Hey, I just picked up a Spencer Tracy bio, too! Am a little intimidated because it’s quite heavy. I’m afraid my arms will fall off if I read too much at one time.

    This month I’ve enjoyed The Genius of the System by Thomas Schatz which is, to date, the absolute best book on the old studio system I’ve ever read. … Come to think of it, that’s the only book I’ve read this month!


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