Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Confessions

May is one of my favorite months and I am always sad to see it end even though summer is officially around the corner. I just worry summer is going to FLY by, unlike those really sllllooowww months of winter. I had a great month and I hope you guys did too! 

Books Read in May:
1.  The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon - 3.5 out of 5 stars
2.  Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca - 3.5 out of 5 stars
4.  Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanan - 4 out of 5 stars
5.  Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble - 3 out of 5 stars
6.  Under a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye - 4 out of 5 stars
7.  Summer Secrets by Jane Green - 4 out of 5 stars
8.  Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll - 4 out of 5 stars
9.  P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - 4.5 out of 5 stars (Review to come!)

Didn't Finish:
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel - I read about 10% of the book, but for some unknown reason, I was having a hard time getting into it. I think I wasn't feeling the protagonist, so I may try again in June, because it sounds like a great summertime read! Has anyone read this?

1. Favorite Book Read This Month: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han was my favorite book of the month and one of my favorite books of the year. I'm going to miss Lara Jean! Review to come.

2.  Biggest SurpriseUnder a Dark Summer Sky by Vanessa Lafaye was my biggest surprise. I am obsessed with all things Florida Keys, so I knew this historical novel was for me. Plus, this debut had me on the edge of my seat. 

3.  Biggest Disappointment: Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble definitely didn't live up to my expectations. I loved the Jersey Shore setting, but it ended up being sort of a "meh" book for me.

5.  Favorite Part of May: My favorite part of this month was Memorial Day Weekend down the shore with my family. There's nothing better, right? My husband and I even spent sometime at Cape May Winery, which we fell in love with. My son is a huge beach bum (thank God!) so we had fun playing with him at the beach and taking him to the boardwalk to go on rides.

I hope everyone had a great May! What was your favorite book that you read this month? Let me know! 


  1. I was at BEA this past week, and braved the crowds yesterday at BookCon to meet Jenny Han and have her sign P.S. I Still Love You. I'm very excited to read it!

    1. That's awesome! I heard BookCon was so cool. I'm glad you got it signed and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I can't wait to read P.S. I Still Love You. I'm happy that you loved it so much!

    My favorite book of May is probably Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova though it's a very sad book.

    1. I hope you love it...I really enjoyed it...not as much as book one, but still VERY good. I have heard awesome things about Inside the O'Briens. I should probably add that to my to my TBR list. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

  3. I really have to read To All the Boys this month. I want to read PS I Still Love You since it's been getting some major props from everyone!

    I hope you'll have a fantastic June, Christina!

    1. If you liked To All the Boys I Loved Before, then I think you'll enjoy this sequel. I am definitely going to miss these characters! Thanks for visiting, Joy!

  4. Oh, that's a pity about Between Us and the Moon. It sounds like a good summer read but I have been seeing some not-so-great reviews. However, I lied Maizel's Vampire series, so I will still check this one out. :)

    1. I know, but for some weird reason, I just couldn't get into it. The main character was completely un-relatable, so I had to DNF it. If I have time this month, I may revisit it, because I do love the premise. Thanks for visiting, Leanna!

  5. I'm still blown away by how good Under a Dark Summer Sky turned out to be; I'm still thinking about that one! The author has agreed to answer some questions that I'll be posting on the blog during the week of its release; I'm pretty excited about that! Great reading month, Christina, and thanks again for including me in the Summer Kickoff!

    1. I know, right?! The suspense was killing me towards the end. I can't wait to see your Q&A with the author- so exciting! Thanks for participating in the Kickoff, Tara. I appreciate it.


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