May Reading Wrap-Up

Well, despite all the craziness still abound, I think I picked myself up a bit more this month. I did a good job spacing my reading out and taking into account which books I might need more time with. I also am grateful I realized soon enough that I had a couple ARCs that I needed to read this month in time to review, and was able to read them in time.

Anyway, here are my reading accomplishments for this month:

What I Read:

Vicious – V.E. Schwab

Pages: 368

Format: Hardback (Personal Copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Normal People – Sally Rooney

Pages: 273

Format: E-book (Library copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


A Simple Favor – Darcey Bell (#startonyourshelfathon)

Pages: 304

Format: Paperback (Personal copy)

My Rating: Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Hiro Arikawa, Translated by Philip Gabriel (Reading Women Challenge, Diversity Reading Challenge)

Pages: 277

Format: E-Audiobook (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


The Faithful Spy – John Hendrix (Read Harder Challenge)

Pages: 176

Format: E-book (Library copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones (ARC of the Month)

Pages: 320

Format: E-book (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (TBR Pick)

Pages: 209

Format: Hardback (Library copy)

My Rating:

Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea


Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee (Year of the Asian Reading Challenge)

Pages: 312

Format: E-Audiobook (Personal copy)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


The Guest List – Lucy Foley

Pages: 320

Format: E-Book (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read


Queen’s Peril – E.K. Johnston

Pages: 352

Format: E-Book (ARC)

My Rating: Definitely Worth the Read

Total Pages: 2,911


Total Books: 10


Favorite Book of the Month:

Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee

I love the world that Lee has created here. It’s the perfect blend of sci-fi and Korean culture. I loved getting to know this world full of spirits, gumiho, and other shape-shifters. I loved the space travel and life onboard a spaceship. But, most especially, I love Min. She’s such a great character, so loyal and fierce in her love for her family. I really enjoyed seeing her grow over the course of the novel and I love that she was never self-righteous and always considered how things might be for others. This is such a great book and I would love for Lee to write more books in this world.


Least Favorite Book of the Month:

A Simple Favor – Darcey Bell

This book was very disappointing. I was looking forward to reading it because the premise sounded so mysterious. What actually occurs is a really contrived mystery involving three very unlikable people and a very dissatisfying ending. I was so mad when I reached the final page that I sincerely wished I hadn’t come across this book at all. I wonder how the movie is, because if it follows the book at all directly, I won’t like it. If you enjoy murder mysteries, I’d say skip this one because it’s really just annoying and pointless.

How about you?

How was your month of reading? Did you meet any of your goals? What was your favorite book you read this month? Least favorite? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “May Reading Wrap-Up

    1. Yes! I thought it was great! It was full of action, the characters were really well developed and likeable, and I loved the Korean mythology written in. It was so cool!

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