Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May Confessions

Is it true? Is summer really on the horizon? Finally! I think I have been waiting for this very moment since January. 

May has been a great month with some warm days, BBQs, gardening, and family fun. I read a decent amount of books and I have some more fun planned this June including a family vacation at the beach. 


Books Read in May:

1.  The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable (Adult Historical Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars
2.  The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord (YA Realistic Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.  Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars
4.  White Sand, Blue Sea by Anita Hughes (Adult Fiction) - 3 out of 5 stars 
5.  Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (YA Realistic Fiction) - 4 out of 5 stars - Review to come!
6.  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Adult Historical Fiction) - 5 out of 5 stars - Review to come!
7.  The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon (Adult Fiction) - 4.5 out of 5 stars - Review to come!
8.  It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - Review to come!
9.  Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (Adult Fiction) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - Review to come!

DNF:

(I'll be doing a future post on why these three books didn't work for me. )
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green 





1.  Favorite Book:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - I am a huge fan of Reid, but this book blew me away.  I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. It was just utterly fantastic.  

2.  Biggest Surprise: The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon - I liked McKinnon's previous beach-y novels and was so pleasantly surprised to really enjoy and connect with this one. McKinnon hit it out of the park with her descriptions of the beach and life at the shore. I adored this novel and it tugged on my heartstrings. 

3.  Biggest Disappointment:  Into the Water by Paula Hawkins was the biggest disappointment this month. I expected so much more since I enjoyed Girl on the Train. This book didn't work for me in the very least. More on this later.

4.  Favorite Post from May:    If You Love Southern Beach Reads


5.  Favorite Part of May: The warm weather! Woo hoo! It's finally here! Now if only I could find time to sit outside with my favorite book. 

What was your favorite book you read this month? Can you believe it's June tomorrow? Now I just need summer to slow down a bit.  I want to savor every moment this summer.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, no! I'm sorry about Into The Water! It's one I've really been looking forward to, and I'm on a huge wait list at my library for it, so I'm trying to avoid reviews and everything.

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    1. I hope you like it more than me, Angela. There were just too many POVs for my liking. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I'm very hesitant about Into The Water because The Girl on The Train was so disappointing to me. Both of them have gotten so much hype. While The Girl on The Train was compared to Gone Girl, it's a great book in of itself but it's not worth the hype it got. Therefore, I am hesitant about Into The Water because I don't want to be disappointed again. :(

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    1. I hear you. I enjoyed Girl on the Train, although I thought Gone Girl was better. Into the Water is no where near as good as Girl on the Train in my opinion. I don't blame you being hesitant. Thanks for visiting, Laura.

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  3. I'm excited to see your thoughts on Always and Forever Lara Jean. Hopefully I'll be cracking that one open soon! Sorry that Into the Water was so disappointing. I hate when am author I've previously enjoyed lets me down. Hopefully you have better luck in June!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

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    1. I hope you get to read Always and Forever soon. It's such a fun and adorable series. Thanks for visiting!

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