Hi friends! I hope May brought warmth and hope to your part of the world. I know it’s been tough at times but I hope you’ve been able to spend some time in a good book to be reminded that we share this world and its experiences together as long as we’re open-minded to learning. In this vein of thought, I had a post sharing some great quotes about why I read and hopefully you would find some comfort in them too. You can read that here.
Now onto the main point of this post. May was a decent reading month. I had this week off as I transition between jobs so it was a nice time to just decompress, catch up on sleep and read some good books.
What did I read this month?
4-5 Drink Me Potions
Don’t Breathe a Word by Jordyn Taylor (review here)
- Nuclear fallout shelters, an age-old mystery and dual POVs across time, this novel seamlessly meshes the stories together in the setting of a private boarding school.
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
- Heartbroken and stuck with an older brother she couldn’t stand at the moment, this book takes us across Ireland in a wonderful road trip that may just be what she needs to heal her heart.
3 Drink Me Potions
The Project by Courtney Summers (review here)
- Looking for answers from a cult that had stole her older sister, this story takes us on a journey into the heart of this enigmatic group and along the way, the protagonist may just lose and gain a bit of herself.
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (review here)
- Alternating between dual POVs during different times in history, this ode to libraries and their importance in a world war challenges even us readers how far we would go to be heroes and save the stories we share and create.
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
- Faced with grief after her brother’s passing, a girl gets a second chance with a guy she had once loved and returns to his family’s secondhand bookstore that may just be the key to restoring some of herself.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- By no means an unknown story, I reread this to tutor a student in Grade 12 English and it’s actually better than I remember when I had to analyze this story.
2 Drink Me Potions
What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemond-Broka (review here)
- An enemies-to-lovers novel, these high school rivals tackle graduation and the last task they have to do together before they never have to see each other again. Or will they?
Current reading list
There are a number of exciting things I’m currently reading, and across different genres. Have you picked up any of these below yet?
- The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
- Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
- From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My TBR list
I am trying to keep my list realistic for next month considering I am starting a new job tomorrow. Who knows how much time I will have to read? But here is me being slightly optimistic.
- If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
- From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn
- The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
- The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser
How has your May been? Any of these books on your TBR?