It’s been an interesting month as far as my reading as been concerned. I read some amazing books and some truly heinous books. It was a busy month, yet I still managed to read eight books.
Let’s get right to it then.
Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Anstey
I adored this book. If I have to read romance books, I prefer this kind, the Austen, regency romance. I’d recommend this book to any Jane Austen fan or lover of historical fiction. Read my full review here.
The Vagrant by Peter Newman
This debut novel was ambitious, but didn’t quite deliver. I’ll be keeping my eye on Newman’s future work though as he matures as a writer. Read my full review here.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
I expected more from this book. It wasn’t bad, but didn’t strike me as particularly profound. It was honestly a bit boring. I neither loved it nor hated it.
Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan
A unique piece of fantasy to be sure. I enjoyed it immensely. It wasn’t perfect, but I would gladly read the sequel, especially since this book had more of prequel feel than a first book in a series. Regardless, it was gripping. Read my full review here.
Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
This middle grade read was my top book of the month. Poetic, lyrical, and beautiful. You can read me gush about it here.
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
This book, on the other hand, I deplore. I’ll read the sequel purely out of morbid curiosity. Such a pity because I’d been anticipating this book for months. Full review here.
The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Another great disappointment to me. The series began strongly with the The 5th Wave, and I had high expectations for the the finale. But it just went downhill from here. I don’t get it. I don’t like it. You can read more about why in my full review here.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
With all the hype surrounding this book, I was scared to read it. But it delivered. It twisted and turned, and the ending…Brilliant, I say, brilliant! It took me a while to get into with its considerable ensemble, but Bardugo pulled it off. It’s based on in the same world of The Grisha Trilogy, which takes place before this book. However, you do not need to read that series in order to understand this book as it takes place in new places with unrelated characters.
Once again, Some Kind of Happiness was the top book in May for me! What was your favorite May book? Least favorite? Which of my opinions do you vehemently disagree with?