My reading world has been pretty chill lately. I’ve had a streak of mediocre books, so I’m hoping I can break that spell soon and get back into things. That said, May’s reads and reviews includes some of the better books as of late. You know the drill – here we go!
THE PRINTED LETTER BOOKSHOP by Katherine Reay
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Out May 14.
My rating & recommendation: 3 stars, it’s okay. This took me a LONG time to get into/through. Once I did, it passed the time just fine. I loved the setting and the complexities of each character. Janet surprised me the most, and I related most to both Madeline and Claire. I think a lot of women will find characteristics in each that they can relate to. However, beware that character background and development is pretty disjointed/under-developed. Loved all the book references and the general home base of the bookshop.
99 PERCENT MINE by Sally Thorne
My rating & recommendation: 4 stars, yes! It did take me a little bit to get into this, but once I got my shit together I was all in. Darcy and Tom … holy chemistry! It was jumping off the pages within the first few chapters. I loved their relationship, but I adored their friendship more. Loved the double epilogues, especially for The Hating Game. THG still wins over this one.
THE UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren
*ARC received from NetGalley. Out May 14.
My rating & recommendation: 5 stars, HELL YES! This officially is my new favorite from them. IT WAS SO STINKING ADORABLE. Olive, sweet Olive. I loved her and all her pessimistic imperfections. She was relatable, and I always found myself rooting for her. And, Ethan … gosh, what a literary dreamboat. This was a great mix of light with reality. Nothing overly dramatic, but enough relatable content to keep the story grounded.
WATCHING YOU by Lisa Jewell
My rating & recommendation: 4 stars, yes! I had the plot of this book figured out pretty early on, but it still kept me hooked and intrigued throughout. The dynamics between characters were beyond interesting. And then, the author had to go and throw a total curve ball on the last page of the book and MY WHOLE MIND WAS BLOWN. I’m still thinking about it a couple weeks later.
Bottom line …
The Unhoneymooners and Watching You were my favorite reads of the month. Highly recommend!
Currently reading: Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall
What’s on your reading list for the month?