May Reading Wrap Up

Hey there, everyone! My goodness, why does it seem like this year is going by so fast? I just can’t believe it is already June. I feel like if I blink it will be July. Honestly, it feels like the year is going by so fast. I beat my own personal best by reading 11 books last month! Okay, to be fair, two of them were DNFs, but I tried, I tried so hard with those two books so they still count.

Anyway, how did everyone else do this past month? Meet any personal goals?

All the Dead Lie Down

I love Kyrie McCauley. She has blown me away yet again. Everything I’ve read before has been contemporary fiction with magical realism. This was horror and it was masterful. I need McCauley to do more outside of her typical genre because she’s amazing.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Whispering Dark

Ugh. I feel like I’m being really generous with 2 stars here. I’m only giving it two stars because I was able to finish it. But honestly, I wish I had put it on the DNF pile. It was lackluster.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Drawing Outside the Lines

Really good books for young ladies, especially those who want to enter STEM fields. It highlighted the life of a real woman who went on to become an amazing and well-known architect who broke boundaries and gender blocks. Quick and easy read.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Fall of the School for Good and Evil

I knew how this book was going to end, but actually seeing it, broke my heart. Chainani once again proves he is a master storyteller and it is honestly such an amazing series. I’ve said this before and I will say it again, this is a series for all audiences, not just children.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Chamber

I really wanted to like this book. This was actually a gift from the author, who I know personally. Super sweet guy, but unfortunately, I could not get into this book. I tried twice, figured after the first time I was just tired, and gave myself the weekend to take a break. Restarted it, and boy, did I struggle to pay attention. I got to about halfway through, and I just had to put it in the DNF pile.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Woman of Light

This is another book I struggled with. I figured I’m part Sioux and I’m Mexican, I thought I would really connect to this one at least on a cultural level. It’s not that it was poorly written, the writing was well done, but the story failed to hold my attention. This was another book I started twice and I could not connect.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

One for the Road

This was another gift from an author I know. A really sweet novel dealing with death and life. It was a quick and easy read. Absolutely blew through.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

King of Fools

Can I just say the characterization here was amazing. I love that Jack’s perspective was added to the storytelling, I think it added a lot to the plot and gave a different view of Enne and Levi. That ending though, gutted me. I can’t wait to see how it all ends.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Marcus’ Misadventure

Yo, this was such a cute novel. I loved the characterization, I love Purloin the cat. And the puns! I am a sucker for a well-used pun. Super clever, the first in a series, can’t wait to see where it takes me.

Rating: 3 out of 5.


This book devastated me. It deals with a bunch of tough topics that just grated against my skin. It was an emotionally exhausting book to read, but I loved it because of that.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Three-Body Problem

I thought this was going to be a tough book to read. But honestly, I flew through it. It was such a well-done book, and even with all the science mumbo jumbo, as I like to call it, I was not lost. The writing is clear, and even when there is a lot of exposition, it still holds my interest. So happy I made the time to read this book. Highly recommend.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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