Um how is May over? Honestly, this month went by way too fast.
We consume so many books in a month, that we don’t always get the chance to talk about all of our favorites. So, we’ve decide to set aside a monthly post specifically for talking about our favorite reads that would have otherwise flown under the radar.
This month I didn’t do much physical reading, so it’s practically all audiobooks. And even though about 70% of them were new reads, I’m going to talk about my rereads instead because, honestly, I enjoyed them way more. So, this month kicked off my annual summer reading binge of Morgan Matson books. Not reading Matson books in the summer is like not eating popsicles when the world is melting, you know? Anyways, I checked out the only two audiobooks versions my library had, The Unexpected Everything and Since You’ve Been Gone and absolutely whipped through them. When I have more time for physical reading next month I plan to continue the Matson re-binge with either Save the Date or Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour (or both). I also re-listened to Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo this month, which was dark, magical, and fantastic. Unfortunately, we still have a year and a half to wait for the next book. (cries) And lastly, after finally catching up and reading both Ghosts of the Shadow Market and Chain of Gold this month, I got nostalgic for the OG TMI crew and decided to start a reread of the original series. So, far I’ve only finished City of Bones, but I am already enjoying myself.
This month I read a lot of good books, but nothing really stood out as a favorite. I really enjoyed Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein, The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel, & Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese. These are all contemporary romances, is anyone surprised? May has been a slower reading month with me diving into long multi chapter fan fictions and DNFing many bad romances. Anyways. I think that means by favorite is going to have to be Normal People by Sally Rooney. I wrote a review on my Bookstagram which is basically just me saying I am not sure if I loved the book or if I just an obsessed with Sally Rooney’s writing. She is able to eloquently describe emotions and feelings that I regret not underlining everything. This book left me with such a book hangover and I still have not watched the show because I know I am going to have all the feels again. However, it has very mixed reviews, but I would give it a try if you like very (very) character driven literary fiction novels. Also, there are no quotation marks so good luck.
Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Bree & Tree