May Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

Let me just say, May has sucked for me. I only read three books. Three! That’s it. If I had a chaise lounger I would dramatically sigh and flop onto it exasperated. Oddly enough, exasperation is also why I haven’t read more than three books this month.

Mental health problems can be a real bitch sometimes.

I’ve done myself no favours by not reading any good books this month. That’s a lie. I read one amazing book, followed by two duds & a possible dnf. Now I find myself in a reading slump. On the flip side, less reading meant more writing.

So yanno, Win some, Lose some.

Sorcery of Thorns Book Review Margaret Rogerson

I started the month off reading Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I fucking loved this book. Forget about all the other literary loves of my life. There is only Silas now. I truly loved that little demon, and want to be his best friend.

SILAS: “I am an ancient thing, you see.  I have brought about the fall of empires and attended the deathbeds of kings.  Nations now lost to time once fought wars over the secret of my true name”

Sorcery of Thorns Review

I laughed and taunted the gods when I finished reading Sorcery of Thorns. I have been reading so many decent books lately. Too many, and I got cocky. The gods returned the favour by sending me a bunch of shit books to read. And hear me out here, I’m a sarcastic son of a bitch who works on a sliding scale of shit. In some way, shape or form – the rest of the books I read just weren’t for me.

And that’s alright.

The Inheritance Games Book Review Jennifer Lynn Barnes

So here’s the thing, I joined this Goodreads group. & side note: kinda hate goodreads. But anyways, I don’t actively participate in the group because I really just don’t know-how. For the month of May, the stand-alone group read was The Inheritance Games. I regret my decision to choose this read to participate in. I will be thirty-eight in September – this book was not for me friends. Not for me.

This truly is a young adult book written for young adults.

I hadn’t anticipated The Inheritance Games to be so juvenile. Nonetheless, it really had a great concept. A young girl inherits billions of dollars from a stranger and madness ensues. You can check out my review HERE. The only other book I was able to complete this month was Gild by Raven Kennedy.

I judge books by their covers & their names.

Gild by Raven Kennedy

I came across Gild on bookstagram & knowing little more than it had something to do with Midas, I decided to read it. At first, I was like, what the fuck am I reading. I don’t always read the synopsis, check ratings or categories. Boy, do I get a suprise sometimes. My review will be up on Wednesday.

I’ve been dragging ass reading The Song of Achilles.

Circe Book Review Madeline Miller

Right now I am about a quarter of the way through Achilles. I like it, but it’s just so very slow. I had the same issue when I was reading Circe. Slower than a turtle in peanut butter. You can see my review for Miller’s Circe HERE.

I don’t want to dnf Achilles, but I can’t say it won’t happen.

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander

The only other book I have been reading lately is The Modern Guide to Witchcraft. I came across it in a facebook group as a suggested read. I’ve just been picking my way through it but so far it seems like a good place to start if you are interested in witchcraft.

& that’s all she read friends.

Let me know in the comments what your reads were for May !

How do you feel about Madeline Miller’s books?

Do you set monthly reading goals?

Any book characters you wish were real so you could be best friends with them?

Do you use Goodreads? Yay or Nay?