May 2020 Wrap Up

Hey y’all! Today I wanted to talk about the 9 books I manged to finish in the month of May. I had lost my reading mojo but it’s back and I hope to read so much more in June. Here are the 9 books that I completed in the month of May.

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex by Michael Todd (2020, Waterbrook Press)
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (2019, Grove Press)
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (2020, William Marrow)
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (2017, Harper Voyager)
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (2018, Harper Voyager)
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (2020, Berkley)
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert (2019, Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead (2020, Wendy Lamb Books)
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan (2017, Doubleday)

Most surprising:

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – This was my second time trying to read this book and once I got about 75 pages in I was hooked on the story. While it wasn’t perfect, by any means, I’m excited to continue the series.

The List of Things That Will Not Change

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead – This hard hitting middle grade story caught me completely by surprise. The story follows a 10 year old who is dealing with the divorce of her parents, her dad coming out as gay, and then eventually her dad finding love and getting married. The story didn’t go in the exact way that I figured it would and it tackled so many issues in a very age appropriate way. I would definitely say this would be a good addition to any classroom.
******I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley. This did not affect my review.******

Favorites:

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage and Sex by Michael Todd – OMG! I wasn’t even finished with this before I was singing its praises. I loved the discussions in this book and, unlike other Christian books, the discussion was so real and honest. It had the right mix of Biblical principles and real world antidotes. I highly, highly recommend this book.
******I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley. This did not affect my review.******

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert – This book has cemented Brandy Colbert as one of my favorite contemporary writers. Her stories of the Black experience are so real and never veer toward tragedy porn. This particular story follows Birdie, a 16 year old who is sheltered by her overprotective parents and she is ready to explore. When her Aunt comes and lives with them after leaving rehab, Birdie has a summer she will never forget. I like the way that Brandy Colbert writes teenagers. They are so realistic and you can really relate to them. I absolutely recommend this and anything else by Brandy Colbert to everyone!

What’s your favorite book from May? Let’s chat in the comments.

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