Hey there my fellow bookworms! I cannot believe that we are already starting a new month, but I am excited to see how much reading I will accomplish during the month of June. May actually started off with me not reading a single book, I was honestly just not in the mood. Thankfully, about halfway through I was able to pick up and finish not only one, but six books! It was a pretty even split between cozy mysteries and other genres. So lets dive into my monthly reading wrap up!
- Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander: This Bakeshop Mystery series has been such a fun read. Not only are the characters likeable, but the little town of Ashland Oregon is sure to make you want to visit. It is a small town filled with Shakespearean stores, restaurants, theaters, and of course Torte the local coffee shop/bakery.Being that it is a cozy mystery, you are sure to find yourself joining our sleuth Jules as she cracks the next murder case. In this particular book a new burger shop is moving in, but one morning Jules walks in to find the owner dead. Will she crack down on who the killer is before the cops do?
- Tulips and Trouble by London Lovett: This is the fifth book in the Port Danby cozy mystery series. This series has sparked my love for reading again. It is not hard to fall in love with this series because the characters become your best friends. You can picture yourself walking down the streets greeting each of the residents as if you too are a part of the story. Another thing I love is how Lovett is able to capture a murder mystery in its entirety, but still keep it a “cozy.” I never feel as though I am missing information or suspenseful elements.
- Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster: I recently picked up this Puffin Classic and boy am I glad I did so. I have been wanting to dive into classics more and I feel like this was the perfect one for that. This book follows our main character Jerusha also known as Judy. Jerusha received the opportunity to attend college for free under the circumstances that she would write letters to the trustee who has paid her way. Although she was only asked to write about her progress throughout her schooling, Judy would write every week about anything that was happening. Being that she was an orphan, she felt that writing to this stranger was the closest she would get to family. Little did she know the relationship would turn into something much more.
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid: I have seen this book all over bookstagram and I decided to listen to the audiobook which I am glad that I did. I feel like I may have not been able to get the full experience by reading a physical book. The audio painted such a great picture of each character and because of that you were able to get the full experience the author was wanting you to have. I believe it is such an important book to read because it does touch on racial issues that people face everyday due to the color of their skin. It something that we should read so that we can educate ourselves more to support one another more effectively.
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon: This book was one of my favorite reads for the month of May! I am so mad at myself that it has taken me so long to read it because I truly enjoyed it that much. This story follows a girl by the name of Madeline and she has been sick her entire life which has prevented her from ever leaving her house. However, a boy named Ollie moves into the house next door with his family and Maddy will do anything to meet him. It takes them awhile to meet in person due to her illness, but once they do they want each other more. She wants the freedom to do as she will and so she will push her limits and go on a trip of a lifetime.
- Dahlias and Death by London Lovett: The sixth installment of the Port Danby series is by far my favorite book so far. Relationships are now fully developed and we have been able to get some answers to questions that have formed since the beginning. Particularly why there is so much tension between Detective Briggs and Dash. To me being able to finally have some answers has really helped paint a better picture and it opens up the opportunity for the relationship between our sleuth Lacey “Pink” and James Briggs to truly begin forming. So excited to dive into book seven!
Well there you have it, my May reading wrap up! What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments!