Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Out with May, in with June

Man alive. It feels like I was literally just telling you about my reading plans for May and yet here we are, talking about June. Insanity. Before we get to June, let's recap what I read in May, shall we?

We shall!

So many good books, just get your credit card ready.
Whisper If You Need Me - Dina Silver: This was a book I received in my Bookworm Box months ago, but it was pretty decent. I'd call it a YA novel, about a girl who goes to summer camp against her will, learns to like it, and falls for a boy.
The Outliers - Kimberly McCreight: Already optioned for a movie and the first in a series, this book was so bizarre but in the best way possible. It's a YA novel (kind of) about a girl who learns her family isn't quite what she thought, she isn't quite what she thought, and everyone is out to get her. It's fast paced and you won't be able to put it down.
The Summer of Me - Angela Benson:  Totally a great summer read! A woman with two kids faces a summer alone after her kids go to spend time with their dad and his new wife. She isn't sure what to do but she knows this is a pivotal moment for the rest of her life. She finds love, discovers scandal, and comes to realizations about herself. Feels very much like a Dorothea Benton Frank book.
A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles - Mary Elizabeth Williams:  It's a true story about one woman's journey through skin cancer. This is an absolutely excellent must read, and it's written SO well. It's funny, it's real, it feels like you're talking with your friend, and it has real information in it. I absolutely loved this book and the frankness of it.
Father's Day - Simon Van Booy:  An unexpected gem. A girl who finds herself an orphan at a young age goes to live with her uncle, though he isn't excited about it. They build a life together, it changes his life completely, and as an adult, she makes a startling discovery about her beginnings. A really great book.
Connected Underneath - Linda Letgers: I'm telling you to put this on your list because it's so short, you'll fly through it and feel like you're kicking ass at your reading list. You'll feel like a dirty spy as you go through this book but in a really unexpectedly great way, if that makes sense. HA!
Out Rider - Lindsay McKenna:  Yay for romances!! I'm not reading near enough and I apologize, I will certainly correct that! But another solid book by Lindsay McKenna about a woman escaping a nightmare coworker who attempted to attack her, only to unexpectedly find love at a new job. But all isn't easy when coworker continues to stalk her in order to exact revenge.
Little is Left to Tell - Steven Hendricks: The book I am not smart enough to love or understand. Truly, if you love a literary challenge and something that will make you think long after, definitely snag this beauty up.

I had plans to finish Drowning to Breath by A.L. Jackson and Pearl by Deidre Riordan Hall but I just didn't. Whoops. Hopefully I can add them to June. We'll see. But here's what IS on the agenda for June!

SO MANY BOOKS. I know, I have maybe bitten off more than I can chew, but I'm going to get through them. A few of these have been on my want-to-read list since I saw they were coming out, so I'm excited that I actually get to review them. But the downside to so many reviews for June is that my fun reading pile won't get touched at all. Whomp, whomp. But maybe in July I can really dig into that pile since I don't think I have a whole bunch of reviews. If I remember right, I kind of tapered off a bit knowing full well I could give birth mid-July and beyond. So there's that.

OK, so that's how we'll close out May and look to June. What are YOU reading this month?

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