- Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose ★★★★★ + review
- Roses of May by Dot Hutchinson ★★★ + review
- When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen ★★★ + review
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins ★★★★ + review
- Black Swan Green by David Mitchell ★★★★★ + review
- Penance by Kanae Minato ★★★★ + review
- White Fur by Jardine Libaire ★ + review
Best: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Runner up: Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Worst: White Fur by Jardine Libaire
Kind of all over the place, this month! Two 5 stars, two really high 4 stars, two lukewarm 3 stars, and one ‘if I could give this zero stars I would’ 1 star.
There are times when I’d be saying ‘ah man, I only finished 7 books?’ but May was pretty rough, especially work-wise, and I’ve been really mentally and physically drained lately, so it’s definitely a ‘hell yeah I finished 7 whole books’ kind of month. I also managed to review everything I read, which is the first time I’ve done that in a while!
As for June: I’m going to be in NYC for ten days and I cannot tell you how much I’m looking forward to that (one of my best friends lives in Brooklyn and I usually visit her every couple of months, but I haven’t actually been down since this time last year, so it’s long overdue), but that’ll cut down on my reading time a bit. Still, a couple of books you can look forward to seeing on here next month: I’m currently reading The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (and loving it!), I have an ARC of The Former Chief Executive by Kate Vane which I’m hoping to get to this weekend, I finally bought Six of Crows for Kindle, I have Yesterday by Felicia Yap and See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt from Netgalley, and I have The Leavers by Lisa Ko and American War by Omar El Akkad from Book of the Month which I’m hoping to get to soon (I started American War a couple of weeks ago, but I only read the first 10 or 15 pages, so I took it off my currently reading shelf since I think it’s going to be a couple of weeks until I have time to return to it). Also I’ll hopefully read a couple of plays, which I usually do every month.
So there you have it. What’s the best book you guys read in May? And do you have any summer plans you’re looking forward to? Let me know in the comments! 🙂