Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2022

Hello everyone!

May was a crazy month! I got a promotion at work, I turned 30, and a huge storm hit the city I live in knocking out power for almost a week. I wish I could say I got a lot of reading done because of the loss of power, but that’s just not true. So much of our lives depend on electricity and without it, we’re kind of lost. Everything ground to a halt. But alls well that ends well, right?

During the month of May, I read 11 books.

So, here are some stats!

Number of pages read: 4321
Number of print books: 6
Number of e-books: 5
Favourite quote of the month: 

“But you can’t kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you’ve never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope.” – The Finale Empire, Brandon Sanderson

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Without further ado…. here is where I feature my top two books from differing genres.

I can’t believe I loved Books Lovers as much as I did considering I disliked Beach Read. Book Lovers has renewed my interest in Henry’s novels with its captivating characters, emotionally heavy relationships, and tasteful spice. 

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I started my reread of the Mistborn series in anticipation of The Lost Metal releasing in November! So, of course it made my best books of the month #SorryNotSorry

 The Final Empire is truly a masterpiece in the fantasy genre. Brandon Sanderson knows how to construct a multifaceted world, intriguing characters, and a unique magic system through accessible writing that will keep you fascinated until the end

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Never Coming Home is an excellent thriller with twists and turns you won’t see coming and a villainous main character you can’t help but relate to. 4.5 Stars

World After was another reread for me. This series continues to hold up after almost 10 years. If you have’t read Susan Ee’s Penryn & the End of Days series, you’re missing out. 5 Stars

Under One Roof is an excellent entry into the STEMinist novellas series with a roommates-to-lovers story with an ending worth the slow burn build up. 4 Stars

Book of Night was disappointing because of its confusing plot and poorly explained magic system. 3 Stars

Traitor is a fun, guilty pleasure reverse harem with enough angst and mystery to keep readers turning the pages. 4 Star

Set on You is a tension filled romance that preaches body respect, positivity, and mental health. I’m excited to read Amy Lea’s next novel, Exes and O’s! 4 Stars

The It Girl isn’t my favorite Ruth Ware novel, however it does feature an interesting enough mystery with an atmospheric setting despite its slow pace. 3 Stars

The Book of Azrael’s clunky dialogue and confusing world building made it difficult to read at times despite the well developed relationship at the core of the novel. Will I read the sequel? Unfortunately, no. 3 Stars

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

4 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2022

  1. Congrats on your promotion! I also struggled with Book of Night and also gave it three stars, but at least you had lots of other good reads😁

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