What I Read This Month: May 2019

I got the idea from Gretchen Rubin to share what I’m reading every week on Instagram using the hashtag #tayeppersonreads I do this mainly because I tend to read a lot of library books and posting one picture at the end of each month doesn’t always work. I post weekly on Instagram and Facebook to share what I’ve been reading, and starting now I’ll be doing monthly wrap ups. These will include this list of all the books I read each month + a 1-2 sentence summary/my thoughts on the books.

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What I read in May 2019:

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover — I didn’t love this book. I did end up finishing it, but it wasn’t my favorite of the Colleen Hoover books that I’ve read. I still like It Ends With Us better. All of her books have really mature content and I try to avoid that if I can.

Someday Maybe by Colleen Hoover — This one I really didn’t love the characters. I was annoyed by their choices and I’d wanted a feel good book and this wasn’t really that. The writing is great, but I didn’t like the people in the book.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christiana Lauren — Another 3 star read for me. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible. About two friends who hook up and realize that they want to date each other but are also trying to use a dating app to get a date for a wedding. It was a funish read, again, lots of mature content.

Dwelling: Simple ways to nourish your home, body, and soul by Melissa Michaels —I really loved this one. It got me thinking about different things I want to do in our home to make it a place of nourishment to us as we live here.

Love at the Shore by Teri Wilson — This was a quick romance that I read when Von was sick and I really adored it. It was short, sweet, and clean! I love a good romance and I always appreciate when there’s a little less steaminess. I know not everyone feels that way, but that’s what I enjoy. This one was fun!

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan — Wicked Saints is a very bloody fantasy. I really enjoyed the first 30% but then the middle was really slow and by the end I didn’t really care about most of the characters, but I finished it because I liked the prince, Serefin, and his story.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab — This one did not disappoint! It was creepy and fun and I loved the writing. I’m realizing that I really just love all of Schwab’s books, but this one is definitely a new favorite! It was her first novel that was just republished this year and it was my favorite read this month!

All in all it was an okay reading month for me. Von got sick and I read a lot of books on my kindle that weren’t my favorite but I stuck with them because I didn’t really have anything else on hand.

In June I’m hoping to read a few fantasy novels as well as some self-help as that’s what I’ve been in the mood for! We’ll be reading Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi for my book club (join here!) and I’m also going to read Peter and the Star Catchers with Janssen from Everyday Reading which is her book club pick for June.

What was your favorite read in May?

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