May 2021 Wrap Up

May was great, but I’m so ready for summer reading!

May was a solid reading month. I read a pretty standard amount, but I didn’t have any DNFs or anything less than a 3 star so I’m counting it as a win!

Around this time last year was when I fell into a bit of a slump. But luckily I’m in a MASSIVE reading mood right now. So I’m excited for a summer full of reading outside ❤️ (hopefully at the beach)

But here are my May stats and a super brief peak at everything I read. Goodreads pages and any reviews I have are linked!

May Stats

Books Read: 15
Pages Read: 5,152

Genres
Adult Fantasy: 1
YA Fantasy: 2
Contemporary Romance: 4
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance: 5
Mystery/Thriller: 1
YA Contemporary: 2

Age Range
Adult/NA: 10
YA: 5

Format
Physical: 7
Audio: 8

Other
ARCS: 8
Owned TBR (Owned physically/electroncially prior to reading): 3

Books Read

1. Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Ebook, ARC

Highlights: Unlikely Crew, Travel Fantasy, Social Anxiety

2. The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook

Highlights: Missing Father, Mystery, Sister Relationship, Historical, Korean Setting

3. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Hardcover, BOTM, ARC

Highlights: Friends to Lovers, Forced Proximity, There’s Only 1 Bed, Travel, My Personal Favorite Book of the Year

4. Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: Shifters, Werewolves, Mystery Element, Mates, Politicking

5. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2) by Patricia Briggs

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: Shifters, Werewolves, Mountain Setting, Mates, Witches

6. The Beast (Wicked Villains #4) by Katee Robert

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Ebook

Highlights: Polyamorous, Second Chance, BDSM, Disney Characters (Beauty & the Beast), Enemies to Lovers, Sexy AF!

7. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audibook, Scribd, ARC

Highlights: Paranormal, Malaysian Setting, Spirit Medium, Gods & Goddesses, Revenge Plot, Discussion of Immigration, F/F Romance, Coming of Age

8. Want Me (Extracurricular Activities #1) by Neve Wilder

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Ebook, Kindle Unlimited

Highlights: M/M Romance, Roommates, College Setting, New Adult, Steamy

9. Today Tomorrow and Always (Phenomenal Fate #3) by Tessa Bailey

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Paperback

Highlights: Fated Mates, Faeries, Vampires, Series Conclusion

10. In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Netgalley, ARC

Highlights: Blood Mages, Spirits, Hella Queer (on page Pansexual, Lesbian, Non-Binary, and Acesexual rep), Dark Fantasy, Poly Relationship (not a love triangle!)

11. Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Graphic Novel

Highlights: Soft Boys in Love, High School, Mental Health, Eating Disorder

12. Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: Walker, Shifter, Love Triangle/Square (but definitely not the focus of the story), Vampires, Demons, Possession

13. Neon Gods (Dark Olympus #1) by Katee Robert

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: BDSM/Kink, Hades & Persephone, Same world as Wicked Villain/Sabine Valley, Classic Katee Robert heat

14. May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: SUPER unlikeable heroes, Second Chance romance, Rivals, Homecoming, Trans MC, Gay MCs, Lots of discussions about the lives & struggles LGBTQIA+ people

15. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goodreads Page
Audiobook, Libby

Highlights: New York Setting, Fantastical, Found Family, Slow burn romance, ALL the queer rep

What was the best book you read in May??

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