May Reading Wrap Up

May 2018 Reading Wrap UpMay is always a crazy month in my personal life, with both my wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. There’s also always 17,384 walks, runs, dinners, and other types of fundraisers that I wind up going to. I keep telling my husband to stop being so nice to everyone so they stop inviting us everywhere! He’s an outgoing extrovert who just can’t help himself, though. What’s a wife to do?? Introvert that I am, I schedule in days or nights when I can just be at home and get cozy with a book! So, even amidst all the goings on, I still managed to read quite a few books this month!

I also spent some time this month updating the blog style and graphics. Since first starting this blog, I’ve changed the design a few times, but I think it’s finally at the point where it incorporates all the features I’ve been looking for and will not be changing again anytime soon! This is the first post in the new style, but I’ll be going back and updating older posts to match over the next few weeks. Or maybe months… I hadn’t realized I’ve posted over 200 times so far! What do you think of the new design? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway. I’m ready to talk about the books I read and reviewed this month now, how about you?


Books I read and reviewed:

It, by Stephen King

It took me forever to read and just didn’t really do much for me in the end.dotted line separatorWorkman's Complication, by Rich Leder

Workman’s Complication was so much fun and would make for a great easy summer read!

dotted line separatorThe Good Twin, by Marti Green

The Good Twin was an entertaining read I’d recommend for fans of plot driven suspense stories.dotted line separatorThe House Swap, by Rebecca Fleet

A slow burn suspense novel, The House Swap was quite well done for a debut.dotted line separatorRed Agenda, by Cameron Poe

I enjoyed the story in political/spy thriller Red Agenda but the writing style wasn’t for me.



dotted line separatorArk of Blood, by J.F. Penn

Ark of Blood, book three in the Arkane series, is a solid story with plenty of action and intrigue.


Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Everless, by Sara Holland

Everless was such an entertaining audiobook and I couldn’t believe it was the author’s debut!

dotted line separatorJim & Casper Go To Church, by Jim Henderson & Matt Casper

I had mixed feelings on Jim & Casper Go To Church; the concept was interesting and it was easy to read but I wanted it to dig a little deeper.



Other posts this month:

Like this? Try that! Indie Edition

In this edition of Like this? Try that! I wanted to highlight some book series that were independently published, and recommended three series based on some that were big hits. If you’re a fan of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, Divergent, or Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, check out this post HERE.




dotted line separatorMini reviews: Nonfiction

My first set of mini reviews focused on two memoirs that I listened to on audiobook a few months back: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay; and The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.


On the stack for next month:

June 2018 TBR

Hi, my name is Nicole and I have a problem: I can’t stop requesting/accepting books for review because they all sound SO GOOD. #bookbloggerproblems. I suppose there could be worse things, but my stack of owned books that I have yet to read keeps glaring at me from the shelf. One of these months I’ll get back on track. But I’m super excited to read all of these!

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

8 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap Up

      1. I’ve been down that hole. I spent ages trying to figure out why my blogroll wouldn’t appear in the margins only to find out my blog theme didn’t support that, so I tried all these different themes and customizations.

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