May 2019 Reading Wrap Up

Hi there! Not going to lie, I had an excellent reading month in May. That was definitely helped by the fact I read two graphic novels, a short story, and listened to two audiobooks. But hey, I take success in all its many forms. In total I finished reading eight books and started two more that I hope to finish in June.

*= library book

The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Format: Large Print Paperback*

Date Started: April 25th, 2019

Date Finished: May 6th, 2019


The Backstagers Vol. 3

Author: James Tynion IV

Format: graphic novel

Date Started: May 11th

Date Finished: May 11th


Fence Vol. 1

Author: C.S. Pacat

Format: Graphic Novel*

Date Started: May 12th

Date Finished: May 12th


The Devouring Gray

Author: Christine Lynn Herman

Format: Hardcover

Date Started: May 7th

Date Finished: May 22nd

Notes: Such a brilliant debut! I loved how diverse the three POVs felt, there was never any confusion as to the characters voice, and everything was so nuanced and the conflict between characters was woven into the plot in a way that didn’t feel forced or repetitive. I’m looking forward to reading the conclusion to this duology in 2020.


Opal (The Raven Cycle #4.5)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Format: Ebook

Date Started: May 24th

Date Finished: May 24th


The Last Black Unicorn

Author: Tiffany Haddish

Format: eAudioBook*

Date Started: May 25th

Date Finished: May 27th

Notes: I don’t know much about Tiffany Haddish but I really enjoyed this audiobook. I found the way she narrated her life and how she managed to both make light of and show the seriousness of hard situations to be interesting and a great listen.


Red, White & Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston

Format: paperback*

Date Started: May 23rd

Date Finished: May 29th

Notes: This book was amazing! I don’t normally read a lot of romance books, but I loved the characters and this story so much, I flew through this book. It was funny, and sweet and just serious enough to make me think while still enjoying every second. Another great debut and an instant favorite.


You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Author: Phoebe Robinson

Format: eAudioBook*

Date Started: May 27th

Date Finished: May 30th

Notes: Not going to lie, as a biracial woman this book spoke to me on soooo many levels. It also gave me great insight into situations and issues that being half-white and mostly white presenting means I don’t get exposed to despite being a WOC. I loved how Phoebe Robinson kept it genuine while also maintaining a positive and hilarious outlook on any and all situations.


Currently reading:

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Currently listening to:

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler



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