May Wrap Up

I finished eight books in May and only one of those eight were on my May TBR, I definitely strayed from my monthly TBR. And that is because the books that I read were dependent on if my library had the e-book or audio version of books that I already owned and they didn’t have any of the books that were on my May TBR.

The majority of these books I didn’t actually read but listened to them. I didn’t have much time this month to actually sit down and read books, so while doing chores and what not I would listen to my books and was able to get through more book than if I had read them. Lets get on with the wrap up..

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray                                     

The Sweet Far Thing May Wrap Up

I read part of this and partly listened to it on audio. The Sweet Far Thing is the third book in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy and it was a great conclusion to the series. I just love how Libba crafts her stories.

4 Stars

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena                              

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena May Wrap Up

This is an addictive read and I speed through it on audio. I enjoyed The Couple Next Door and its many shocking twist and turns. I did do a review for this which you can click here to read.

3.75 Stars

Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare                     

May Wrap Up

I have already read these two a few years ago but for some reason I never finished the series. I figured I need to rectify that and in order to read the last book I figured it would be best to refresh my memory and read the first two in the infernal devices. I have started reading Clockwork Princess and am really enjoying can’t wait to see how it ends. I have to say Infernal Devices is my favourite of Cassandra’s series.

4 Stars for both

Emily’s Ghost by Denise Giardina                                               

Emily's Ghost by Denise Giardina May Wrap Up

I thought I was going to like this more than I did but I just had a hard time getting through this one. It wasn’t all bad I did enjoy reading about Emily and her relationship with Mr. Weightman. I didn’t like the way Denise Giardina made Charlotte out to be this cruel character. And the ending was the worse I was so mad I wanted to chuck the book across the room.

2 Stars

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss                                            

Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean May Wrap Up

I read this book for a report that I was writing for school on the effects of sugar and I found this book to be very eye-opening and highly recommend reading. I thought it was very well researched and written. I am definitely more aware of what I eat now even more so, since I am vegan.

4 Stars

Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean                 

Salt Sugar Fat byy Michael Moss May Wrap Up

This was an informative read and like most people I did believe that it takes only 22 days to break a habit. Jeremy Dean points out that is not true and explains why it can take longer than that. I liked his suggestions on how to create habits and will be applying them in my life to make habits stick.

4 Stars

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacey Schiff                                              

Cleopatra by Stacey Schiff May Wrap Up

I have always been intrigued by Cleopatra and Egypt in general and thought this book would be a good place to start on knowing more about her. And I was right this was an informative read. Cleopatra wasn’t just the seductress that we hear about but she was an intelligent women and gave her people a golden reign.

4 Stars

There you have it the eight books I read in May. I read a lot more non-fiction than I normally read and I really liked them all. What books did you read in May?

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

 

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