May Wrap Up |Christie|

Thi is way more on top of things than I am lately! My husband and I have finally moved into our house and have, for the most part, unpacked everything. Now that all the moving is done, maybe I can get back to some me time and enjoy some reading in my new reading room!

However, with that being said, I still managed to read/listen to 13 books in May and happy that I was able to accomplish that!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

This is a book that Thi had read before me and when I mentioned I was interested in reading a mystery/thriller she recommended this one. I could not agree more, this was just what I had been looking for! If you are looking for a quick enjoyable mystery/thriller, look no further.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Storm and Fury has been sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time. I ended up starting this one because I was planning on selling it to someone. I am glad that I finally took the chance on it.

The book was a little slow in parts, but I think that is to be expected in the first book of a series. However, I enjoyed the fantasy aspects of this story while also being set in real world setting. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

I had a very hard time with this book. I read the synopsis and I had such high hopes. However, this book just fell flat for me.

The magic system I thought was very creative, but I felt that this book was meant to be character driven and I could not care less about any of them. It is hard for me to enjoy a book if I don’t feel connected to the characters. I doubt that I will continue with this series.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Here is another great mystery/thriller recommendation for you. I would actually go as far as to say I recommend this one even more than The Wives.

The setting of this book makes this story even better. Not to mention the multiple POVs, which also make a book better in my opinion. With a wide range of personalities and a secluded island, what could go wrong?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

I have absolutely loved this series, and this book might be my favorite book so far. I need more Audrey Rose and Thomas Creswell in my life!!

Throw in some magic on a cruise ship, with an air of mystery, and you have yourself a true masterpiece!

Rating: 4 out of 5.
A Million Junes by Emily Henry

I actually read this book for a Facebook discussion group, and I am so glad that this book was chosen.

I truly adore a good magical realism story and this one does it beautifully. I felt connected with all the characters and thought that the veil and different magical aspects of this story were so well-crafted!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I continued my Harry Potter re-read and every time I find something else to love about this story!

Order of the Phoenix is probably the book that I think it’s movie counterpart left the most out of. So if you have seen the movies and not read the books, I cannot recommend them enough!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Supernova by Marissa Meyer

Thi and I finished up The Renegades trilogy this month and I loved it more than I thought I would.

I am so glad we decided to buddy read the last two books together, as there was plenty to discuss. If you want a fast paced, action packed, superhero/villain story, this series is definitely one you should check out!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

I finished this book about two and a half weeks ago and I still don’t know how to adequately put into words my thoughts.

I read this synopsis and thought this is the book I have been looking for. However, something was off about it and I can’t seem to put my finger on exactly what it was.

I thought the beginning of this book was very strong and drew me in quickly, but after the halfway point, I didn’t find myself as interested. Also, that ending left a lot to be desired.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

First off, can we talk about how amazing cozy mystery titles are? I have had a few books friends tell me that I need to try out a cozy mystery. So when I saw this one available on my Libby, I decided to give it a shot.

This was a fun, cute and quick mystery audiobook that took me just a few hours to get through. I think they are a good palette cleanser between heavier books and I will definitely be checking out more!

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

I somehow got in a few mystery/thrillers in the month of May and I couldn’t be happier. I tend to read a lot of YA fantasy/dystopian and I am glad that I branched out a bit more this month.

This book held my interest the whole way through and I liked the alternating time periods. At times it was a bit slow building, but that ending was well worth it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I was able to read two books in the Harry Potter series this month and it was fantastic as ever!

Half-Blood Prince is my second favorite book in the series and every time I read it I learn more and more and remember why it has captured my heart!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed

Let me start by saying that the romance in this story is definitely YA, as the main characters are 17. However, with that being said, the issues that are discussed in this book are very important and highly pertain to today’s political climate.

I enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a quick, fun, and important read!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

All in all, I am very happy with the books that I read in May. I had a few books that were a bit of a let down for me, but overall I think it was a pretty positive month for me! Have you read any of these books? Do we agree or disagree? Lets chat down in the comments!

And as always, thank you so much for stopping by our blog! We truly appreciate each and every one of you!

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