Every Book I Read-May 2021

Well, I can’t believe. I think my reading slump is over (runs and knocks on every wood surface she can see). Now I just have to stay off of TikTok to stay where I am!

Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs

A small commune mysteriously disappears without a trace and Anna and Charles are sent in to discover why. I love the universe Patricia Briggs has built here, and this book was pretty good. I liked learning more about Leah, who, up until now I have not liked. 4 Stars.

Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

An autobiographical tale of the authors mental health journey, this book made me laugh. A definite must read for anyone who feels alone in their mental illness. Or anyone who just wants a laugh. 5 Stars.

Crave by Tracy Wolff

So I tried to read this book about a teen who looses her parents only to move in with her Uncle at his boarding school. Did I mention the vampire love interest? I just couldn’t with this writing style. This book reminded me why I stopped reading YA for so long. On Storygraph I gave it no stars and on Goodreads I gave it 1 star.

The Perfect Mother by Amiee Molloy

The story of a mommy group and what happens when one of the babies goes missing. I just couldn’t get into this book at all. My book club seemed to like it though. 1 Star.

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry

Set in the time of the American revolution, but with governments strictly controlling magic users. I didn’t finish it. But I have a feeling this was more of a right book wrong time situation, so I will try and come back to it. Hopefully. 1 Star, for now.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The story of Nora, after she takes her own life she ends up in the Midnight Library where she sees all the possibilities of her life. You can read my full review here. 5 stars.

Skyward by Joe Henderson, art by Lee Garbett

Imagine a world where gravity stops working. That’s the world that Willa grew up in. This volume collects issues 1 thru 5 of the comic. I loved it! 5 stars!

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Various

This is the story of Star Wars: A New Hope as told by a whole host of secondary characters. From a random stormtrooper to an imperial droid to Wedge Antilles. Some of these stories made me feel things. Some didn’t. 4 stars.

Now on to the best part, the stats!!! As always, these stats are brought to you by the amazing website The Storygraph!

So, it would seem that I read 8 books this month. However, I did DNF three of them.

5 adventurous books for May! That seems low, but Broken (in the best possible way) couldn’t really be considered adventurous.

And that’s 4 fast paced books for me this month. Although I did DNF 2 of them. Oh well.

The page number stats make sense. Usually 400-ish pages is my average.

I read one non-fiction book this month. Which is great, cause one of my year goals was to read more non fiction. Maybe I should try to read one non-fiction book a month?

Oh look, the genre I read the most in was fantasy. Go figure.

Do you see that? Storygraph lets you rate books with 0 stars! Also, I may have been over 5 star happy this month. Oh well, the books made me happy!

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