May 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 took me forever to read and just didn’t really do much for me in the end.
Workman’s Complication was so much fun and would make for a great easy summer read!
The Good Twin was an entertaining read I’d recommend for fans of plot driven suspense stories.
A slow burn suspense novel, The House Swap was quite well done for a debut.
I enjoyed the story in political/spy thriller Red Agenda but the writing style wasn’t for me.
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 was such an entertaining audiobook and I couldn’t believe it was the author’s debut!
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:
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.
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:
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?