I enjoyed the books I read in April so much and I hope to continue this streak in May. I’m excited because it’s Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and I have a lot of books by Asian authors that I’m looking forward to reading. I hope to keep up my current level of reading, because the summer is going to be very busy and I have two classes that I’m taking, so I don’t expect to be able to read much during these months.
These are the books I currently have on my TBR for the month:
The Only Child by Mi-Ae Seo
I cam across a list of great mystery/thriller books and this one really appealed to me. I’m also excited because it fulfills one of my “Reading Women” prompts: “A Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation.” It sounds like a really gripping book involving a serial killer and an unsettling child. I’m really looking forward to this one. I hope it’s as awesome as it sounds!
Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg
This is another book I’m reading for a “Reading Women” prompt, a book “by a neurodivergent author.” In this case, Nerenberg falls under the “autistic” and “ADHD” umbrella. Her book is about her discovery of this whole world of neurodiversity and geared specifically towards women. I’m looking forward to learning more on this subject as well as reading the work of an #ownvoices author on the subject.
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
I’ve preordered a copy of this book and I’ve been looking forward to reading it for a while. I read He’s previous novel (Descendent of the Crane), and I really enjoyed it. This one’s another mystery, with a bit of “thriller” tossed in, with a girl searching for her missing sister. I’m also intrigued by the sci-fi/dystopian aspect of the story, as well. Also, this cover is gorgeous!
If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for a long time now. I have it on my TBR and I also received a copy for my birthday last year. I’m finally making time for myself to read it this month! It’s a contemporary novel about women in Korea and the trouble with beauty standards. I am also in love with this cover, and I know I’ve mentioned it a lot on this blog, but I’m not sorry about it!
Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
This is a middle-grade book about two foxes who get separated from their litter and have to traverse a very scary forest full or monsters. Yeah, it sounds like the perfect Halloween read, yet I’m reading it in May. Why? Well, I just heard that this book will be adapted for an animated series headed by Lena Headey of Game of Thrones fame. Yeah, I immediately put it on hold. I am curious to see what this book will entail and if it sounds like something I’d want to watch as well. We’ll see how it is!
Books I’m Currently Reading/Carrying Over into This Month:
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
I started reading this last month when I began watching the show The Expanse, which is based off this book. I have already finished season one and it’s really good, so I wanted to read the source material. I’ve enjoyed what little I was able to squeeze in last month, but the bulk of it will have to be read this month, maybe even into next month (this book is 500+ pages). Still, I’m looking forward to reading more of it.
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
I purchased a copy of this book after reading only one chapter of the library copy I had checked out because I fell in love with it instantly. I’ve read Lee’s Pachinko and enjoyed it. This is actually her first book and I am floored by the writing. It’s so good! I hope to finish it this month because I want to know how it’s going to end!
What books are you reading this month?
If you’ve read any books from my list, let me know what you thought of them. Do you have any of these selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to chat with you.
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2 thoughts on “May TBR”
Great list here! The Only Child and Leviathan Wakes have both piqued my interest. I find that I am always drawn to fast-paced thrillers during the spring and summer months for the most part. A book I literally just finished last week had me at the edge of my seat and good news (its a series!) … I would say its military action meets techno thriller (think Tom Clancy but more unique – In my opinion!) It’s called “Cyclops Conspiracy” by author William McGinnis (in case you want to read more about it I’ve included the link – https://www.williammcginnis.com/). I loved the team dynamic of the main characters and the urgency of the threat, it made this one very tough to put down. If you are into “real world” action and adventure should check this one out!
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Thank you! It was really fun to put together. That book does sound interesting. I’ll have to give it a look! Thank you for recommending 🙂