Books I Read in May 📚
May was a good month for reading!
- •Fire by Kristin Cashore 🔥⭐️⭐️⭐️. Not as compelling as Graceling. But still a good read.
- •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!
- •Sixth of the Dusk by Brandon Sanderson⭐️⭐️⭐️. Cool concept but not a lot going on in this novella.
- •Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Dark but great! Quick and highly recommended.
- •Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Gorgeous. Some of it resonated with me and floored me.
- •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.
- •500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late by Jane and Michael Stern⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I added some things to my lists to eat!
- •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"
- •The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I definitely liked this a lot better than the first one.
- •101 Places Not to See Before You Die by Catherine Price⭐️⭐️⭐️. Somewhat amusing but somewhat seemed like whining.
- •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!
- •Maphead by Ken Jennings⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Really enjoyed this nerdy romp through map knowledge. I like maps.
- •More Than This by Patrick Ness⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Great. Well worth a read.
- •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.