Hello everyone! Happy June! I hope you all had a wonderful May!
My May started out super busy because I had the end of my classes as well as virtual graduation events, but then I had a ton of free time which led to me reading a lot of books this month!
How was your May? Did anything fun happen?
Since June is pride month, I’m going to try to read books supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. I’d love to know some of your favorite LGBTQIA+ books to read! 🏳️🌈
In May I Read
- 18 Books Total
- 7 Physical Books
- 1 eBook
- 10 Audiobooks
- Even though I read a bunch, I only read 5 of the 8 books on my May TBR😅
The Most Stunning Fantasy: Raybearer
Will Stick With Me the Longest: Life’s Too Short
Most Addictive: People We Meet on Vacation
The Books I Read Were
Title: Loathe at First Sight
Author: Suzanne Park
Blurb: When Melody becomes a video game producer, she is faced with many challenges for being a woman in the field which are only more complicated when she develops feelings for a coworker.
Title: Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous
Author: Suzanne Park
Blurb: Sunny Song has worked to become a social media influencer, so when a viral brownie video causes her parents to send her to a digital detox camp, Sunny needs to come up with a new plan for her summer.
Title: Better Together
Author: Christine Riccio
Blurb: Siri and Jamie are sisters who were separated in an ugly divorce years ago, but when they meet as adults at a summer camp, they decide to switch places and confront their parents with the help of a little magic.
Title: Kiss and Repeat
Author: Heather Truett
Blurb: Stephen has lived in fear of his Tourette’s syndrome impacting his relationship ability, so he sets out to use the scientific method to determine how kissing impacts his anxiety and spasms.
Title: Flame in the Mist and Smoke in the Sun Duology
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Blurb: Mariko is the daughter of a prominent Samurai family, but when her caravan is attacked on the way to the capital, Mariko embraces the life of an outlaw searching for justice and answers.
Title: The Bright & the Pale
Author: Jessica Rubinkowski
Blurb: After escaping her village that was overtaken by a magical ice that froze over everything and everyone, Valeria lives the life of a thief until one day when she is captured and forced into stealing a valuable commodity from her cursed hometown.
Title: The City of Brass
Author: S. A. Chakraborty
Blurb: Living the life of a con-woman on the streets of 18th century Cairo, Nahri has never believed in magic. But that changes one day when Nahri accidentally summons a djinn warrior from the legends, Dara, who leads her to the magical capital, Daevabad, to learn about the history of her magical abilities and her people.
Title: Arsenic and Adobo
Author: Mia P. Manansala
Blurb: When Lila’s ex-boyfriend, who is also a mean food critic, dies while eating at her family’s restaurant, things go from bad to worse for the family, causing Lila to examine the case to find the murderer.
Title: Twice Shy
Author: Sarah Hogle
Blurb: Maybell has always been a dreamer, so when her Great-Aunt passes away and leaves her her charming house, Maybell moves to a new life as the proud owner of a run-down old house full of clutter and a grouchy, attractive groundskeeper who actually owns half of the property.
Title: Shadow and Bone Trilogy
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Blurb: Years ago, the nation of Ravka was split by the Shadow Fold and has since struggled to survive. When Alina displays the power to bend light and conquer the Shadows, she is rushed to the Little Palace to train her abilities all while dealing with a mysterious attraction to the Grisha leader and a longing for her best friend, Mal.
Title: A Rogue of One’s Own
Author: Evie Dunmore
Blurb: Lady Lucie and her band of women’s suffragists have spent years gathering support to take over a publishing house where they can publish their feminist messages, but Lucie’s old rival, Lord Ballentine, retains partial ownership of the company which messes up all their plans.
Title: Life’s Too Short
Author: Abby Jimenez
Blurb: Ever since Vanessa learned she may carry the gene for ALS, she has lived life to the fullest because she never knows what day will be her last. When Vanessa adopts her niece and meets her neighbor, Adrian, her life takes a turn for the better but it can be hard to love when life feels too short.
Author: Jennifer Saint
Blurb: In this Greek mythology retelling Ariadne is a Princess of Crete, but when she falls in love with the hero, Theseus, and helps him kill the Minotaur, her life is forever changed.
Title: People We Meet on Vacation
Author: Emily Henry
Blurb: After ten years of friendship and summer trips, Poppy and Alex made a mistake and lost contact. Years later, they reconnect and go on one last summer trip to try and fix what they broke.
Author: Jordan Ifueko
Blurb: Tarisai is sent to the global empire to compete with other children to become a member of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11, and she is thrilled. That is until she realizes her mother raised her to eliminate a target- a target who just so happens to be the Crown Prince that Tarisai is sworn to serve.
My June TBR
- One Last Stop
- Jay’s Gay Agenda
- It’s Not Like It’s a Secret
- Everything Leads to You
- The Kingdom of Copper
- The Empire of Gold
- Off the Record
Whew! That was a lot of books! I hope you all found something that interested you on this list!
What did you read in May? What are you hoping to read next? I’d love to hear from you!
Be safe, Stay strong, and Change the world!! ❤️🏳️🌈✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🏳️🌈❤️