May seemed to both last forever and simultaneously spring by. It’s a big month in our house as it encompasses my wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. Normally this means a lot of meals out for us, but this year things looked somewhat different. We still celebrated with some special meals but just enjoyed them at home instead.
This month was also excellent for my reading life! Three of the books I read were so good they made my favorites list, which has never happened before. Let’s just drop the mic there and move on to see the books.
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Books I reviewed:
The Book of V. was a complex and interesting story left me with mixed feelings.
The Guest List combined strong writing, atmosphere, and a tone reminiscent of Agatha Christie that made this mystery one of my favorites of 2020.
Of Literature and Lattes was a heartwarming contemporary tale of romance and relationships.
The Lion’s Den was an excellent escapist read that would be a great book to read on the beach.
The Last Flight was full of intrigue and also has wonderful depth.
Books I read but didn’t review:
Beach Read was a contemporary book about a romance writer that I absolutely loved!
Death by Midnight was a fun action novel that I would have loved to find as a teenager.
The sixth book published in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magician’s Nephew tells the origin story of Narnia and might just be my favorite book in the series!
Other posts this month:
In 5 Page Turners to Pick Up This Summer, I shared five fast paced books that won’t let you put them down.
In Thoughts on Reading Challenges, I reflected on my experiences with reading challenges – and wonder what yours are too!
In 3 Books to Read if You Like And Then There Were None, I mentioned three modern mysteries that I think stand up to this classic.
Bookish Links I Loved:
- The New York post shares the ten books New Yorkers are devouring in quarantine.
- A neuroscientist explains why it’s so hard to read a book right now in Vox.
- Book Riot finds bookish clothes and gear for that work from home life.
On the stack for next month:
I’m finally catching up/starting to get ahead with the books I have for review, which is a nice feeling! I’d like to get to a place where I’m reading review copies at least a month before the expected publication date, freeing up time to fill in with owned books I can’t wait to read. And I think June will be the month that happens!
How was your month? What are you reading or planning on reading next?