May Reading Wrap Up

May 2019 Reading Wrap UpMay was a full month of fun plans and plenty of reading, and it flew by in the blink of an eye!

This was a great month of books for me. I enjoyed a variety of genres, from suspense and thrillers to science fiction and contemporary to historical fiction. With the exception of one book I decided to DNF for now, I wound up rating everything I read at least a three, and two books a full five out of five! You can’t really get much better than that.

Ready to see what I read and reviewed?


Books I reviewed:

Allegedly, by Tiffany D. Jackson

Well written and compelling, it’s hard to believe Allegedly this was the author’s debut.
dotted line separatorBeyond the World, by T.J. & M.L. WolfBeyond the World is a high stakes story speculating about other life in the universe that will probably appeal to fans of this niche genre.
dotted line separatorThe Last Book Party, by Karen DukessThe Last Book Party is a charming coming of age story that feels both timeless and nostalgic.

dotted line separatorThe River at Night, by Erica FerencikThe River at Night was an entertaining if somewhat forgettable read.

dotted line separatorOne Little Secret, by Cate HolahanOne Little Secret was a strong thriller full of suspense and entertainment.dotted line separatorLabyrinth, by Kate MosseDespite my few issues, Labyrinth kept me entertained and engaged.

Books I read but haven’t reviewed:

Every Last Lie, by Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie was a compelling slow burn character driven suspense.
dotted line separatorHeaven's Symphony, by Steve SwansonI read Heaven’s Symphony along with the rest of the worship team at my church over the course of several weeks and found it to have plenty of great tidbits to take away.

dotted line separatorI'll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamaraI’ll Be Gone in the Dark was really well done, to the point where it has me creeped out, on edge, and constantly looking over my shoulder and I ultimately had to put it down for now.


dotted line separatorArmada, by Ernest ClineArmada didn’t live up to Ready Player One but it was still a fun listening experience.

dotted line separatorthe book charmerThe Book Charmer was, in fact, quite charming.

dotted line separatorA Window Opens, by Elisabeth EganA Window Opens was an enjoyable and easy audiobook to listen to.

dotted line separatorThe Escape Room, by Megan GoldinThe Escape Room wasn’t exactly realistic but it was highly entertaining.


Other posts this month:

What are you in the mood to read next?

In What are you in the mood to read next? I shared an infographic that represents the process I go through when choosing what to read based on my mood and hopefully helping you pick your next book, too! Read the post HERE.
dotted line separatorDo You DNF?

In Do you DNF? I shared how I’ve been putting down books more quickly recently and some of the main reasons why I might choose to not finish a book. Check out the full post HERE.

On the stack for next month:

June 2019 TBR

My June TBR seems to be split equally between mystery/thrillers and science fiction/fantasy. I’m looking forward to picking up a few books from my own shelf, along with some review copies and library books. I already technically started The Island – I was so excited to find that my library had a copy of it available so soon after it’s US publication date! I’m hoping that’s a sign this is going to be another great month of reading…

What are you reading or planning on reading next?

11 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap Up

  1. Looks like a great month!
    I hope you will get to priory and sleeping giants next month! I really liked both of them!


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  2. Wow, that’s an impressive list! I read closer to 2-4 books a month and feel pretty pleased with that. 🙂 You have some interesting titles here and I look forward to adding one or more to my #TBR list.

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  3. I’ve been putting down books left and right. In fact, I put down Fahrenheit 451 not too long ago. I do want to read that Michelle McNamara book, if only because she is the deceased wife of Patton Oswald and a fellow Notre Dame alumna.

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