So I've decided I'm going to try something somewhat new, and that is a monthly wrap-up. I've done weekly wrap-ups in the past, but it never really worked out, so I'm going to try to start doing monthly ones, and see if I can keep up more with that. I will not be including any books I read for tours.
In the month of May, I read a total of 16 books.
The first book that I read this month was a nonfiction book about sharks, called Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey. You can find my review here. I would recommend this book to people who love to learn about sharks. It's an interesting book about how sharks essentially came to be.
Following that, I read 3 of the books that I was most looking forward to reading this month, that being Obsidio, Daughter of the Siren Queen, and Diviners. I did not review the book by Libba Bray, but you can find the two other reviews, respectively, here and here. I loved all three of these books, with Obsidio being my absolute favorite.
I also read one book that I thought was ok, that I still plan on finishing the series for and that is Reignited, and I just really couldn't get into this story. I found it a little slow for my taste. You can read my short review here.
I also went on a little Anne of Green Gables spree-ish, well I've started the Anne of Green Gables spree anyway. I started this spree by reading a graphic novel, and then a set of 4 comic issues. I preferred the graphic novel over the comic issues because of the layout and there were a few issues with the quotes being with wrong individuals at times and it just confused me. I'm only including the cover of the first issue below. I look forward to reading (well listening to the audiobooks of) the full-length novels of Anne of Green Gables series, which I have started by finishing the first book in the series.
Along with Diviners, Reignited, and Anne of Green Gables, I also read Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge for the Scallywagathon Readathon two weeks ago. I thought that it was a cute MG book, and I am thankful for the author for sending me a copy of the book. You can read my short review here.
I also started the Burn for Burn trilogy by listening to the audiobook of the first book, which I enjoyed quite a lot. You can find my review of the book here. I'm looking forward to finishing this series within the coming months.
I also was able to complete two books that were both set in Alaska. One was set in modern times, Not If I Save You First, while the other was set in the ‘70s, Smell of Other People's Houses. I wasn't really a fan of either, but I definitely liked the modern set book than I did the book set in the '70s. You can find the review of Not If I Save You First here, but I haven't yet posted my review for Smell of Other People's Houses.
The final book that I finished in the month of May was the audiobook, One Was Lost, which I really enjoyed and would highly recommend listening to at night because I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had listened to it during the day.
In the month of June, there are a few audiobooks that I want to complete, but I don't know if I will be reading any physical copies at this point in time because June is a weird month for me because of how busy I will be.
One book that I would like to finish because it has already been started is Fire with Fire, the second book in the Burn for Burn book. The other audiobooks that I would like to get to in this month are Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, and Anne's House of Dreams.
The only non-audiobook that I would like to finish in the month of June is I Am Still Alive, which is Kate Alice Marshall's debut novel, and is scheduled to be published July 24th of this year.