May Reads and Reviews
May was another great month for reading! Since much of my time was spent moving, I enjoyed relaxing at the end of the day with a good book. This month was a huge mix of genres and ratings- I gave my first one star review but also read one of my favorite books (definitely my favorite so far this year). Here's what I read-
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
As soon as I saw the premise of this book, I immediately put it on my to-read list. I used to play violin and love any story that follows a musician, so I knew I had to pick this up and it did not disappoint. This is such an amazing and unique book! Not only was it a mystery / thriller, but also dealt with racism and slavery in a fresh way (through the classical music world). It was such a fast read and I was such a treat to listen to the music as Ray was talking through different pieces.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Not sure how I feel about this. I went in with really high expectations and it just felt very slow to me. So many different stories and cross crossing timelines- I had a hard time keeping everything straight! It was an interesting story like but just felt like too much, while also not having enough of a "big" story line to keep it going.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I didn’t understand this book, it seemed to drag on forever, and was so anticlimactic. The descriptions of the circus were really in depth and interesting but took over the majority of the book. I was left feeling confused and really let down! I do think this would make for an incredible movie though with all of the cool effects that could happen.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
Loved the writing and the characters! They felt so real and the dialogue was hilarious. Some of the scenarios felt a little unbelievable for me- especially how quickly Eva and Shane bonded when they were younger. Plus wrapped up a little to abruptly for me. But very quick and easy read with just enough steam!
Book Lovers by Emily Henry - loved this!! It was such a cute story and all of the characters were unique and entertaining. The audiobook was also a great experience even though I always wish there were multiple readers for the different parts (especially for the male parts if it's a female reader). Otherwise I would highly recommend this for a fun and easy summer read.