Well, I definitely read a lot more this month than I did last month! Readathons really get me into it, I should probably try to take part in more of them. Especially if I want to hit my goal by the end of the year.
Here’s what I read in May.
The first thing I read this past month was The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz, a Disney Descendants book that really kicked my inner child into gear. I really enjoyed this book, and whether that has to do with the fact I’m a massive Disney nerd or not, I’m still going to be recommending it to everyone who loves the classic villains and the new movie remakes of the Disney tales. You can read my review of it here, but watch out for spoilers. I couldn’t totally avoid them.
I will definitely be reading the sequels to this and maybe even watching the movie once it’s out.
(Who am I kidding, I’m definitely going to watch the movie.)
The next book I read was for the Bout of Books 13 readathon, and I ended up reading it in a day. Skinny by Donna Cooner is about a 300-pound high school girl who goes though a scary part in her life and has to deal with a voice in her ear (named Skinny) telling her all the bad things people say about her at the same time. While I think we all have a Skinny, I think it’s really interesting to read about Ever, the girl, and her story. It wasn’t my favorite book, but I did like it.
After that I decided to finally kick my butt into gear and finish reading a book I’d been dawdling on finishing for a while, Fire by Kristin Cashore. I explain how I felt about it better in my wrap-up post for the readathon, but I didn’t like this one as much as I liked Graceling. That’s not to say I didn’t like it, though, because I did. A lot. I just didn’t finish it as fast.
Once Fire was finished, I picked up a book that had been sitting on my shelves for a while, Fat Vampire by Adam Rex. Again, you can read more about how I felt about this one in my wrap-up post, but this one was the most disappointing one for me. It had such potential, and it ended less than satisfactory for me.
And last, but far from least, we have my favorite read of the entire month, The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kodi Keplinger. I’m going to point to my wrap-up post one last time for more deets, but man. I loved this book so, so much. I went in with “meh” expectations and I was blown away by how good it was. I ended up finishing it after the readathon had ended thanks to a party (I was only 29 pages in or so), but once that next day came around all I did was read this. It was so good.
And that concludes this month’s wrap-up! I think it’ll be a while before I get a good amount in like this. I’ll keep trying, though.
Thanks for reading!