Not only is this year shaping up to be one of my best reading years, May turned into my best reading month, possibly ever.
And sure, it may be the most books I’ve read in a month, but the quality of those books was exceptional. I only had one dud (I’m looking at you, “The River”) but everything else felt like it had been hand selected for me personally.
I don’t necessarily want to use this space to promote books I didn’t enjoy (you can check out my Goodreads account for all those stinkers) but I do want to spread the bookish joy. My month was spread pretty equally between physical books, audiobooks, and e-books.
I finished (and loved) my second ever ARC, “How Not to Die Alone”, and plowed through Julie Buxbaum’s latest, “Hope and Other Punchlines” that I have been patiently waiting for since this tweet:
I cried my way through “Becoming” and giggled my way through the sweetness and relatability of “I Miss You When I Blink”.
“The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress” was out of my comfort zone and took the longest for me to read but it opened me up to inviting more historical fiction into my reading life. I also don’t normally pick up middle-grade (or epistolary novels), but “To Night Owl from Dogfish” is perfect from cover to cover.
I hope you all had a great month of reading! Tell me in the comments what you read and enjoyed. I love to stack my month of reading with recommendations from fellow bookstagrammers!