May was just May. It felt like a really long month, which you would think would have made me read more. I read a decent amount this month, but I don’t feel like the month stuck out in any way.
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia // 4 stars // This was my first thriller of the month, but I didn’t feel like it did the genre much justice. It felt more like a character study than a thriller. Despite my expectations not matching the book, I still really enjoyed it. You can read more of my thoughts here.
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney // 2 stars // This thriller definitely did not meet my expectations. I had high hopes going into this novel with all the hype surrounding it, but I was seriously let down. The writing was mediocre, the twists redeemed nothing, and the ending was nonsensical. It’s not good, y’all.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green // 4 stars // I’m so happy to finally have read Hank Green’s debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Full review coming soon!
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen // 4 stars // I finally got to a satisfying thriller this month! The Wife Between Us has been pretty hyped from its release, and I think the hype was worth it. The twists in this novel were pulled off perfectly.
Godless by Pete Hautman // 3 stars // This was a very interesting read. Godless is super short, so I finished in no time at all. This novel was a great exploration of religion and faith, especially in the teen years. While I really enjoyed my reading experience, Godless probably wasn’t anything memorable.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell // 5 stars // This was a reread for me and I still adored it. I’m not sure if this rating is purely genuine or based on nostalgia, but, either way, five stars! I just love Rainbow’s prose so much, and I’ve missed the introduction to the Simon Snow world.
On the Blog
My blogging schedule has been all over the place these last few months! I still got my usual amount of posts out, so I suppose May was a success. I hope to use this summertime to work ahead and schedule some future blog posts.
I. . . graduated high school this month?! I’m still so bewildered that this chapter of my life is over. Personally, I had a fairly good time in high school. I’ll miss so many of the people I spent the last four years!
However, I know new adventures await me. I’m attending college in the fall, so my schooling is far from over. Basically, some big life changes this month.
Congratulations to any other class of 2019 graduates out there!
What were some standout books that you read this month? I’ve really got a good feeling about June, so I hope we’ll all have fantastic reading months!
Until next time!