So May was a bit slower in terms of reading. I had a busy month what with traveling back down to Mississippi for a wedding and then also working my butt off. Because of that, I haven’t had much time to get a lot of reading in, only reading two this month, but I’m still four books ahead of schedule according to Goodreads, so I’m happy.
Now, on to the haul!
Books Bought/Borrowed, May:
- Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
- Nemesis by Brandon Reichs
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
- When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
- The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
I feel like I got a good variety in this month. I almost bought a book today from Barnes & Noble, but I have to get to my others before I buy any more! It honestly took all of my will to stop myself.
Now onto the ‘read’ list, which will be a lot shorter.
Books Read, May:
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (4.5/5) — Wow, was this book amazing. I loved following Alice’s thoughts, especially her anger. It was such a real part of her that made her really jump off the page. I love it when characters have pieces of them that affect the writing and the story line so much. It’s the mark of a great writer, and I can’t wait to see what else Melissa Albert will put out. Every character in this book was just so real, so believable, and I enjoyed every second, especially the fairy tales and descriptions. Miss Albert’s descriptions were so crisp, they made everything so clear and easy to see. The only reason it’s not five stars is because there were a few slow parts, but nothing too huge to bring down the rating by a lot.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (5/5) — Now, I already did a full review of this (which you can read here) but I’ll give you a snippet:
I tore through this book in less than two days, needing to know how it all ended–was there really anything wrong with Hanna? And what was going on with Suzette? Would Alex pick a side, or would he try to remain distant from it all as he had been? There were so many times Hanna’s manipulation was so good that even I believed her–I, the reader who had seen her darkest innermost thoughts on the page, believed she was a good child who just wanted to be loved; I, the reader who knew from the beginning that she had a darkness with her. It wasn’t until the end that I understood.
Unfortunately, that’s all for May. Like I said, only two books read. But I feel like I’ll get more done in June. I re-subscribed to Book of the Month this month, and I always tear through their books whenever I get them. I can’t wait!
See you in June!