Reading Update: May

Reading Update: May

The usual GIF offering for the reading update gods:

That’s right…I went there. Even though this is the most disturbing image of JT I can possibly imagine, I went there.

April was an awesome reading month for me, yet again! I’ve never had such a successful spring time, at least not since I was a senior in high school. I finished 7 books, including one five star read (Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune).

This was a big month of audiobooks for me. 5 out of the 7 books, I enjoyed as audiobooks. I’m in the car so much lately, that it was just really helpful to absorb the books this way this month. Usually it’s not that many, but you do what you have to when you now have two jobs and endless house chores to keep up with!

As I write this I haven’t actually *gone* to indie bookstore day yet, but I’m very excited to do so! I have a huge list going of books I want to pick up at Gibson’s on Saturday the 30th, including but not limited to Devil House, Finlay Donovan is Killing It, Dial A for Aunties, and Secret Identity. Half of these are on my list simply because I’m told they’re similar to Only Murders in the Building. I also really wanted the rest of The Home Edit series, but it doesn’t look like they’re in stock there…so I may peruse some other organizing and design books!

I have about a billion books on my tbr that are coming out in the next few months. This was an excellent month for finding things I can hardly wait to read, unfortunately for my sanity… currently the list includes:

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

The Hacienda by Isabel Canas

Fangirl: the Manga: Volume 2 by Rainbow Rowell and Sam Maggs

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

And that’s not even counting the ones I couldn’t wait for and found on NetGalley!

Oh my goodness, just got completely derailed on NetGalley after writing that. I was only looking for one specific book and ended up requesting three. Ughhhhh. I’m so bad at this!

Maybe I’ll get lucky and some of these will become Book of the Month picks. I can only hope! And speaking of BotM, guess who still hasn’t read March or April’s picks…

It’s me. I know. Hide your shock.

At least I seem to be cruising through some of my tbr from years ago (or even months ago). Sometimes I fear that when I buy too many books all in one trip, I’ll read the one I’m most excited for and then lose steam and never go back to the other ones…it happens far too often, to be truthful. But the past couple weeks I’ve managed to knock out Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, Survivor Song, The Only Good Indians, Cackle, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This, of course, is all thanks to audiobooks: every single one of these was an audio read for me, even though I have the physical copy on my shelf. It’s a great way for me to go back and knock out those pesky books that are just giving me side-eye from the shelf.

I think that about wraps it up. It’s a quick update, but still a solid month of reading! I always feel like I should have a game plan, especially when it comes to getting these NetGalley books done, but it never works out like that. I’ve succumbed to reading wherever the wind takes me.

Have an awesome weekend and an awesome month, peeps!


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