Books I Read in May 📚

May was a good month for reading!
  1. Fire by Kristin Cashore 🔥
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Not as compelling as Graceling. But still a good read.
  2. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I saw the movie first. I loved the movie and reading the book was like enjoying the story a second time. Sure there are differences but it was quite a faithful adaptation. Nice, hopeful zombie novel - unusual!
  3. Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Cool concept but not a lot going on in this novella.
  4. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Dark but great! Quick and highly recommended.
  5. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Gorgeous. Some of it resonated with me and floored me.
  6. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. While something that happens near the end seems a little too convenient, I still really enjoyed this! Good ending to the series.
  7. 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late by Jane and Michael Stern
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I added some things to my lists to eat!
  8. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Fantastic. A must read for writers. More here: Lessons from "Bird by Bird"
  9. The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I definitely liked this a lot better than the first one.
  10. 101 Places Not to See Before You Die by Catherine Price
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Somewhat amusing but somewhat seemed like whining.
  11. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Loved this so much! Such a fitting next book after Darker Shade of Magic. Cannot wait until the third!
  12. Maphead by Ken Jennings
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Really enjoyed this nerdy romp through map knowledge. I like maps.
  13. More Than This by Patrick Ness
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Great. Well worth a read.
  14. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    ⭐️⭐️. Ugh! The main character is really dumb and it doesn't make sense that anyone, especially a 500 year old fairy, would be instantly into her! Also there's barely a plot until the last 150 pages and even then it's contrived and boring.