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May Wrap-up

Hey guys it’s that time again where I wrap-up all the books I’ve for the month of May. I didn’t end up reading as many book as I would have liked but I overall enjoyed the books I read. I am a bit sad with myself because I posted how I would be partaking in The Month of Matson. I’m sad to say I only read one Morgan Matson book. So I was a little upset by that. I’m hoping I end up reading all the books on my June TBR list.


Everything, EverythingEverything Everything By Nicola Yoon

Goodreads Synopsis: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My Review

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Pretty GirlsPretty Girls By Karin Slaughter

Goodreads Synopsis: Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

My Review

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


ScarletScarlet By Marissa Meyer

Goodreads Synopsis: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

My Review

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


Night FilmNight Film By Marisha Pessl

Goodreads Synopsis: Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn’t been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an enigma. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.

On a damp October night the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a severely cursed dynasty.

For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid.

The last time McGrath got close to exposing Cordova, he lost his marriage and his career. This time he could lose his grip on reality.

ONCE WE FACE OUR DEEPEST FEARS, WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE?

My Review

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Goodreads Synopsis: Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera, from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley, “a sadist with newer magazines,” and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson, a lovable bumbler in tighty-whities. He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy and Roger’s Epic Detour By Morgan Matson

Goodreads Synopsis: Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


 

What books did you guys read in May? Did you discover any good books? I am happy to have discovered some new authors. I can’t wait to see what you guys have read!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Theme Freebie

Hey guys!! So once again it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is : Cover Theme Freebie – literally anyyyything about covers….top ten covers that scream Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc. etc. THIS ONE COULD BE REALLY FUN and I can’t wait to see how creative your lists are!

So I decided I would pick covers with patterns on them. These are books I’ve found really beautiful. I felt they drew my eye in right away when I saw them. Sadly I’ve only read one of these books. One is on my list for my May TBR list so I’m excited for that. I can’t wait to pick these up eventually.


The Muse
The Muse By Jessie Burton
Jane Steele
Jane Steele By Lyndsay Faye
Alias Hook
Alias Hook By Lisa Jensen
Wink Poppy Midnight
Wink Midnight Poppy By April Genevieve Tucholke
The Color Project
The Color Project By Sierra Abrams
Rebel of the Sands
Rebel of The Sands By Alwyn Hamilton
Traitor to the Throne
Traitor to the Throne By Alwyn Hamilton
A Study in Charlotte
A Study in Charlotte By Brittany Cavallaro
The Last of August
The Last of August By Brittany Cavallaro
Heartless
Heartless By Marissa Meyer

I swear all these covers are absolutely gorgeous.  Alias Hook is on my reading list for May so I can’t start reading that soon. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these books. They are all so pretty.

What are some pretty covers that you guys really enjoy? Have you read any of the books I posted about here?

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April Wrap-Up

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So I thought I wasn’t going to get much reading in this month. My boyfriend and I ended up getting Persona 5. That game ended up taking up a lot of my time. I did however get some reading in once we finally finished it. So for April I decided I was going to take part in A Very Arc-ish Readathon. I ended up reading 6 arcs. I wanted to read more but there were a couple I just couldn’t get into.  Continue reading “April Wrap-Up”