Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re doing well and staying safe.

Last month we moved! It was time to finally get out of the stuffy apartment. It certainly wasn’t easy moving in the middle of a pandemic, but worth it for more space and a backyard. Things have been ramping up at work as restrictions slowly ease, so I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to this month.

I was planning on reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, but my copy has yet to arrive as of writing this. I was going to cancel my preorder and do a curbside pickup order but ultimately decided against it. That was a mistake.

During the month of May, I read 10 books and 2 novellas.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 4653
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 6 
Favourite quote of the month:

“‘You’re still trying to protect me. Real or not real? he whispers.
‘Real,’ I answer. ‘Because that’s what you and I do, protect each other.'”
– Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

 

Without further ado…. here is my favourite books of the month from differing genres. I usually don’t feature rereads here, but I couldn’t resist with Mockingjay.

 

Best Books of the Month 1

 

break me

 

Break Me was incredibly hot and sexy. It will probably be my favourite of the series because of something happens well into the novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mockingjay

Mockingjay is a masterclass in character work. This is my third time rereading it and I’ve found a new appreciation for it. Though it differs greatly from the previous novels, Mockingjay gives readers the cold hard truth regarding the trauma the characters endured and the lasting effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

everything else 1

 

 

 

The Girl and the Stars is an interesting enough fantasy novel but lacks clarity in its world building and development in its characters.three stars black

 

 

Storm and Fury is easily some of Armentrout’s best fantasy work. It features the perfect balance between fantasy and romance elements. five stars black

 

 

Rage and Ruin is a slower paced sequel as Armentrout dives into the nitty gritty of Zayne and Trinity’s relationship. This almost singular focus doesn’t always serve the plot, but it’s definitely entertaining.four stars black

 

 

All Systems Red was a unique novella that sets up future stories that I will be definitely checking out. If you’re looking for a quick read that’s fun and unique, look no further!four stars black

 

 

Artificial Condition is an excellent sequel that ups the stakes while also developing Murderbot as readers learn about its past.four stars black

 

 

The Dragon Republic is an excellent sequel that showcases the horrors of war and its costs. Kuang puts on a masterclass of character development with Rin.four and a half stars black

 

 

Bossman is the perfect novel to curl up with outside to soak up the rays. It features Keeland’s funny banter, a swoon worthy love interest, and some heaviness to keep the story from getting too fluffy.four stars black

 

 

A Faint Cold Fear is an excellent mystery that subtly lays the groundwork for what’s to come.four stars black

 

 

I’m glad I reread Wuthering Heights even though I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to. The characters are annoyingly awful, but the atmosphere makes up for how terrible they act toward each other.three stars black

 

 

Teach Me was incredibly disappointing after the brilliance of its predecessor. It features annoying tropes and misogynistic characters that frustrated me to no end. three stars black

 

 

 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What did you read in the month of May?

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