What I Read this Month: May 2021

It’s been a while since I shared a “What I Read This Month” post, but it felt like it was time to bring them back! If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll know I sometimes share book reviews + what I’ve been reading there.

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All the books I read in May 2021:

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman. This was the poem she wrote and recited at President Biden’s inauguration. I loved listening to it again! So many powerful words! I received an advanced audio copy from Libro.fm.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. A re-read for me. I loved this book so much, I feel like I often lose sight of the things that matter most and books like this one help me regain my focus.

That Fine Line by Cindy Steel. A summer rom-com on a farm? Sign me up! This book made me laugh and smile and swoon. The prank war was so much fun, and I LOVED the love interest. I already can’t wait to re-read this one! (This book isn’t steamy either, just a few kisses)

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. Because I loved Beach Read so much, PWMOV was one of my most anticipated reads this year. It did not disappoint. You can read my review here, but wow, I loved this charming friends to lovers/second chance romance story. All the heart eyes. If you read any from this list, let it be this one. (One open door scene).

Growing Boldly by Emily Ley. This book was a treat. If you don’t already live a life you love, pick this book up. I love Emily’s writing style and practical tips on how you can create the life you’ve dreamed of. LOVED IT!

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. I’d heard this book was steamy (it was) and there was a lot of language (also true), but wow I had such a great time reading this. A man who’s marriage is about to end in disaster gets help from his teammates and friends as they try to help save his marriage. By reading romance novels. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series!

Falling for your Best Friend (Love Cliches #5) by Emma St. Clair. I’ve been having so much fun reading all of these love cliche books on Kindle Unlimited. Each book follows one friend from a group of friends and basically falls in love in a cliche way. This one was one of my favorites so far. Chase was my favorite male lead of Emma’s books!

The Wedding Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman. This one was a bit of a letdown for me. I’ve read a few of Mariah’s books before and I really enjoyed them (they are super steamy, but it’s possible to skip if you want to do that). This one was no exception. Super-steamy, I love Tamsen, the main character. I felt like Parker was lacking a bit though. IDK exactly what I didn’t love about this one, but by the end, I was just kinda like “eh”

Keeping House by Margaret Kim Peterson. This book was fascinated to me. I loved reading about slowing down and really the art of taking care of a home. As someone who is a homemaker (by slight necessity but also choice), I love learning about how other people manage their homes. As well as the practical tips of things you can do to ‘keep house.

May was a really good reading month for me. I read a lot on my Kindle (I’m so glad I have one!) and I read a lot of romance novels. The weather changed and so did my mood for book genres! What did you read this month?


  1. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed both PWMOV and The Bromance Book Club. Those are two of my favorites. The second BBC book wasn’t as great, in my opinion, but I just read the third and LOVED it (maybe more than the first???) Such fun romcoms for the spring/summer! Hope your June reads are excellent too!

    1. I’ve heard that the third BBC is a fave among a lot of readers! I can’t wait to read the rest of them!

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