Whoa, I read eleven books this past month. Crazy, especially since I only read one graphic novel.
The mountain of books this month is due to my participation with B.O.B. Readathon. I read five books in one week, which I found out was my max. I’m glad I did it, but I think next time I’ll just go for four books, because five made me feel sick by the end of the week.
I wrote Mini Reviews for each of the books I read for B.O.B., so check out my week of reading! Aside from that my month was pretty strong, with the only bummer being Into The Water. I was middle ground on The Girl on the Train, so I was just hoping I would like it more than that, but sadly I didn’t. My full review is linked below.
What I Read in May:
American War – Omar El Akkad 9/10
- Human Acts – Han Kang 9/10
- Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn 7/10
- What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi 6/10
- Yes Please – Amy Poehler 4/10
- Unwind – Neal Shusterman 10/10
*The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti 8/10
*American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang 10/10
ARC: The Lost History of Stars – Dave Boling 8/10
*Born A Crime – Trevor Noah 9/10
*Will be apart of June’s Quick Lit
There’s a couple of new releases that I’m excited to get my hands on. First, out the 13th, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, about a classic film star’s rise to the top.
The second is Final Girls, a thriller endorsed by Stephen King, which is all I need to hear! I need at least one good thriller this summer. Hoping I don’t have to wait till Fall to find one.
Recently I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie My Cousin Rachel, and I’m 100% on board. This is right up my alley for classics, so I’m definitely writing a Double Feature post for the book and movie.
My June pick is The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
All I know is a group of young teen boys get stranded on an island, and shit goes down. Also there’s a character named Piggy, and I’m guessing things don’t go well for him.
I’m actually surprised that I didn’t read this one in school, and I don’t know much beyond the basic premise. I need to get in on the in-jokes!
This past weekend I went to BookCon in New York City! Next week I’ll be posting a recap of my time there, just thoughts on how it all went.
And of course the SWAG! Lots of ARC pictures. 🙂