Good morning my loves!
I hope you’ve had a great week. I haven’t been posting as regularly as I would like over the last couple of weeks and I hope that this post is the start of me posting more regularly! *fingers crossed*. Now, May it seems has been one of the poorest reading months for me in 2019 so far in terms of number of books read. HOWEVER, over half of the books I read this month were 5 star reads, which I am more than happy with!
The Furies by Katie Lowe
Murder. Witchcraft. Toxic friendships. Loss. Grief. I shan’t say any more. Read it for yourselves! 4/5 stars.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is only the second book I’ve read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and she has quickly become one of my auto-buy authors. I loved this one almost as much as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! 5/5 stars.
The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty
The first and definitely not the last Middle Eastern inspired fantasy. Set in 18th Century Cairo. While slow to begin with, the pace increases as Nahri discovers more about her family. This book has magic, political intrigue and danger in abundance. This books has split people, some love, some not so much. I really enjoyed this one and will be picking up the sequel soon. 4/5 stars
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Without a doubt one of the best books of the year. Probably an all time favourite. It has everything I love about a historical fiction; obsession, possession, family, class division. I am still thinking about this book now, and will be for some time. I will be doing a whole rambling review of this one soon so keep and eye out! Oh, and Albie has my heart. 5/5 stars.
None So Blind by Alis Hawkins
I picked this one up for book club, not knowing whether or not I would like it. Well, I loved it. Set in the 19th century in West Wales, around the time of the Rebecca Riots, I connected with this one so much I immediately picked up the second book in the series. 5/5 stars.
In Two Minds by Alis Hawkins
Book two in the Teifi Valley Coroner series, this one just solidified my love for the characters, the setting and the atmosphere. Devastated I have to wait so long now for the third book in the series. Wish I expect will be as fantastic as the first two! 5/5 stars.
The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie
This is the book that I would have needed more than anything when I was a teenager. All about finding your tribe and overcoming bullying and mental health problems. This one has a diverse range of characters that I loved. Definitely looking forward to the next book! 4/5 stars.
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
I did not expect to adore this book as much as I did. Lost Children Archive tells the story of a family’s road trip across America. Now, that in itself doesn’t sound particularly imaginative, I know. But this book. Totally original and completely spellbinding. I will be thinking about this one for years to come. 5/5 stars.
And there we have it! A quick wrap-up of the books I read in May. Have you read any of the books I read this month? If so, I’d loved to chat about them either in the comments or on social media!
Peace and pages