May was a good month for reading both in quality and quantity.
- God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (print, library)
- I am not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum (ebook, own)
- A Kiss at Midnight by Eloise James (ebook, Scribd)
- When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James (ebook, Scribd)
- The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James (ebook, Scribd)
- Insatiable by Asa Akira (ebook, Oyster)
- Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick (print, galley)
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (print, own)
- Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (print, own)
- The Ugly Duchess by Eloise James (ebook, Scribd)
- The Duchess War by Courtney Milan (ebook, Scribd)
- Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James (ebook, Scribd)
- Blankets by Craig Thompson (print, borrowed)
- Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole (print, library)
- The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan (ebook, Scribd)
- The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan (ebook, Scribd)
- How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran (print, library)
- The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs (print, own)
- Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner (print, own)
- Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans (print, library)
- Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (print, own)
- Inferno by Dan Brown (print, own)
- No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (ebook, own)
My diversity count could have been better this month. I managed only 26%. It was all those romance novels that did me in so that’s to be expected. I did have 86% female count so there’s that. I managed five non fiction which is higher than my usual number and one book of poetry!
Some of my favorites were
- No Matter the Wreckage: I haven’t been moved by poetry in a long time. After seeing Sarah Kay’s TedTalk I quickly picked up this book. It’s so great. The poems she does in her talk are also in the book!
- Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self: What I said about poetry I also feel about short stories. More often than not, I read them feeling dissatisfied. Not so with this collection. I need to pick this one up for my own library.
- How to Build a Girl: This one reminds me of my sister. Not that she’s a sixteen year old Lady Sex Adventurer, but she could have been. I had to recommend this book to her as soon as possible.
- A Darker Shade of Magic: Such a fun book. I look forward to the next one. Actually I really want it now.
There was only one miss on the list and I don’t really want to call it out because I feel like the author’s followers would troll me. It was pretty bad and could have used an editor…or maybe a ghost writer. I finished it because for some reason I kept hoping it would get worse. It didn’t. No, it wasn’t the Toni Morrison.
What books did you read in May? Any favorites? Any letdowns?