Today I’m sharing my reads from this past month. Overall, it was a pretty great reading month filled with a few mysteries and quite a few 5 star reviews! I’ll first share this month’s reading stats and then move on to highlight the books themselves.
This month I read…
Books: 11 and 3 that I marked as DNF (did not finish)
Books by women: 11 / 11
Books by PoC: 3 / 11
Favorite pick of the month: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Now, onto the books!
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (out May 29!)
The newest book by Ruth Ware is probably my favorite one of hers! It’s different from her previous books but in a fantastic way. If you haven’t read any of Ware’s books, I would highly recommend her! I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and I’ll post a review here to the blog shortly!
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
This was my first time reading one of Tessa Dare’s books and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I found this book to be charming, witty, and laugh out loud funny. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my full review of this book here.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
This book is quite a gem! It’s the March pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club. You can read my review of this book here and I would definitely recommend this book for its heart, introduction to Punjabi culture, and engaging storyline. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
I fell in love hard with Louise Penny this month! This is the second book in her bestselling series about Three Pines and I thought this sequel was every bit as good as the first book. I cannot recommend Penny enough! I wrote a review of this book, which you can read here. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. I found it to be a powerful and focused look at how one community deals with hardship. The characters were well written and relatable. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and you can read my review post here.
Reading People by Anne Bogel
This is a fun nonfiction read about different personality tests and types. It’s certainly interesting to think about and provides good insight into how people are wired differently. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
If you enjoy graphic novels, I highly recommend this one! Jamieson did a fantastic job telling a lovely middle grade story about two friends and the struggles of growing up. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
And we have another great read! This is such a fast and unputdownable read and I definitely recommend this if you’re a fan of true crime. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
This was a remarkable book from start to finish. It’s a quick read and Adebayo does an incredible job of painting an intimate portrait of the lengths one couple will go to in order to be happy. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and you can read my full review here.
Still Life by Louise Penny
Here we have it! It’s the book that started it all. I read this entire book in just one day because I was completely entranced! This is such a great mystery series and an excellent first novel. You can read my review here. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I read this book for the first time ever this month! I’m still not sure how I missed reading it before when really enjoyed it. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and you can read my review here.
That’s it for this month! What books did you finish this month?