May 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)


I think I’m most excited by the fact that, year-to-date, my reading average is 3.9! I credit this with DNFing books that just aren’t working for me…but what’s truly exciting about that bookish fact is that I haven’t hit a reading slump in forever! Woot woot! That’s all I really care about – so if DNFing books keeps my reading life happy, I’m here for it!

(Clink the link to head to my #minibookreview!)


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by: Shauna Niequist

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently by: Marc and Angel Chernoff

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️ What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What-Ifs” by: Chanel Reynolds


To Make You Think:

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Farm by: Joanne Ramos

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Juliet the Maniac by: Juliet Escoria

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by: Jacob Tobia

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ask Again, Yes by: Mary Beth Keane

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mrs. Everything by: Jennifer Weiner

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer by: John Glynn


Something Lighter:

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Unhoneymooners by: Christina Lauren


Cultural/Historical Fiction:

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ City of Girls by: Elizabeth Gilbert

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by: Balli Kaur Jaswal

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 The Night Tiger by: Yangsze Choo

*** ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Bend in the Stars by: Rachel Barenbaum

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Piecing Me Together by: Renee Watson

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 With the Fire on High by: Elizabeth Acevedo


Complicated Family Relationships:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Mother-in-Law by: Sally Hepworth

*** ⭐️⭐️ The Children Act by: Ian McEwan



*** On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by: Ocean Vuong

*** The Desert Sky Before Us by: Anne Valente

*** Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning by: Elliot Ackerman

*** They Called Me Wyatt by: Natasha Tynes

What was your favorite read in May?


2 thoughts on “May 2019 Reading Wrap-Up

  1. My favorite May read was The River by Peter Heller- which is totally out of left field for me. I don’t like camping, don’t particularly care about men’s stories right now, but this one knocked me over.

    You had some great reading last month. I’m pleased to see you liked Mrs. Everything. Sarah DNFed it so I thought I was the only one who found it to be not too light/not too heavy. Just right!

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