Monthly reads — May

I have had a bit of a reading slump probably for the past six months. I have always loved to read and found that books were a perfect escape from any stress that I may have. Over the last month I have managed to find my love of books once again, and decided to do a little round up of some the books that I read this month.

A Girl Called Whisper by Callie Robertson

A girl called whisper

This was the first book that I got started on this month, and it definitely helped me to get out of my slump.

We are introduced to Cooper Nelson who suffers from severe anxiety and tends to keep to himself at school. Then in walks Whisper, a new and intriguing student that Cooper is magnetised towards. They learn dark truths, help each other to open up to themselves and the world.

Why not check out my review for this great book.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me before you

This was a re-read for me, but mainly due to the fact that I have had the sequel hidden in the cupboard since we moved into the flat last August.

I found that I didn’t enjoy this story as much as I had the first time. I know that is probably because I knew a lot of the shock factors from having already read it and also from watching the movie. But I also found some of the characters absolutely insufferable.

All in all, it was a rather quick read that was just refreshing my mind, getting it ready for the sequel.

After You by Jojo Moyes

After you

As I said above, I have had this book in the back of our cupboard since we moved in, and then tucked away in a bookcase for about two years before that. So definitely a long-awaited read.

There were moments that I really enjoyed, and then there are moments that I couldn’t stand — or more so characters that I couldn’t stand.

Lou’s sister is insufferable. She is completely entitled and expects everyone to bow down before her and it just frustrates me. We also meet Will’s daughter that he didn’t know about, and she is also incredibly entitled and doesn’t really deserve how much Lou tries to help her.

But I did love the way that they show someone trying to deal with a great loss. It is honest and raw, showing that you have many ups, and also many downs.

Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods

Stealing home

So this is what I am currently reading. And I won’t lie to you, I basically bought the book because I binge-watched Sweet Magnolias on Netflix in one day. I really loved the relationships between these three women in South Carolina that I wanted to read the shows inspiration.

So far it’s not exactly what I expected — that’s what I get for watching a TV show before I read the book. But I am intrigued to see where the story goes, and what the TV show has changed.

So only three books finished and one book started this month. But for someone that has not been reading for quite a while, I would say that this is a pretty good start.
I’m looking forward to seeing how many books I can get through in June.

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