Hope everyone is doing good, staying safe and well-read…How’s reading going by the way?
May 2020 has been for me an insane month – I said I was going to try to read two books because, oh well, real life happens sometimes, but guess what? I’ve been reading more than in any other month this year!
I managed to read Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson and, well, it’s been amazing! I cannot say the same about Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski – I was about to DNF it (I didn’t though, but it’s been agonising for me). I guess the Romanian saying “one hot, one cold” applies here too.
Aside from that, I am really happy to say that I finally got to read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. It was a good dose of contemporary poetic truth that I enjoyed very much.
The rest of the books I’ve been reading surprised me deeply. This May I’ve been so very into…romantic comedies. And that is weird, because I don’t read rom-coms in general. But this month I managed to squeeze in not one, not two, not three, but EIGHT of them.
I am insane and I think I’ll have to get my brain looked at by a professional, but I have to confess that those rom-coms actually helped me get through the month. And for that, I am thankful.
Of course, I haven’t like all of them equally. There were the ones like 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Date and Roomies by Christina Lauren that I simply enjoyed, and then there were the ones like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle, Beach Read by Emily Henry and Kulti by Mariana Zapata that I really enjoyed.
Man, this has been a wild month!
For June though I really hope I’ll find time to be that productive. I like me when I read this much! But for now, this is what I aim to read:
Why do I want to read this book:
- I’ve only read two books by V.E. so far (This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet) and truth be said, I am obssessed with the way this woman writes;
- I’ve been meaning to read this last year but I haven’t so now is the time;
- I love reading stories about villains being the main characters;
- I’ve heard so much about Victor Vale and dammit, I want to meet him;
- Being part of book clubs, I get to read so many interesting books and this one right here is the Book of the Month in one of my clubs;
- I am generally excited about everything this book might offer so I think that’s the best argument right here.
Why do I want to read this book:
- This has been rotting on my shelf for too long and I felt super bad for not picking it up and reading it earlier;
- Someone picked it for me and challeneged me to read it so here I am now;
- I actually started it in May but I haven’t finished it yet so it still counts as June goal;
- I have a super aesthetic photo of the cover that I really, really want to use in my review for this (hehe);
- Sometimes I need to read about the cruel reality in order to stabilise my life (books usually give me the ability to daydream 24/7 so I have to come back to real life from time to time);
- This sounds genuinely interesting.
Okay, with that being said, I hope everyone is going to have an amazing month full of amazing books! Keep the reading going people and I’ll try to keep my goals set!