Books

May Wrap Up [What I Read In May]

I read only 7 books in May, compare to the beginning of the year, this is not so good, but I will have more time to read now in summer. 🙂

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5

This was such a wholesome, funny and cute book, with a meaningful message behind it! Although maybe my expectations were a lil’ too high because of the hype I think, I really enjoyed it. The kids were funny, cute and I laughed and cried with the characters. The audio book was nice but sometimes the narrator did the voices weirdly, but it was still enjoyable.

The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

I wanted to read this for such a long time, because after I read Circe and Galatea by the author, the goddess herself of Greek mythology retelling, I just could not pass this. I really loved it, but I loved Circe more. I had a little bit of hard time with the fight and war scenes and for me it was a bit long, so that’s why its 4 star but other than that, i really loved this book. I love Madeline Miller’s writing!

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum ⭐⭐ 2.8/5

I was very happy when i finally had this book in my hands, after wanting to read it for such a long time. But I was disappointed. The plot is interesting, but the style was written in, it was not for me.
First of all, the chapters were too short, sometimes only half page, and it was annoying, and that every chapter had a weird title, sometimes it did not even relate to that chapter, so it was confusing. Since the chapters were short, i felt I’m missing out on a lot of days, what the characters were doing, it felt like I dont know the half that’s happening in this book. I did not felt attached or cared too much about the characters (although the ending was okay and August & Jack were cute), it did not feel that I’m deep in this book, it was so fast paced, the reader were missing out on so many things, that it felt a little shallow for me, like we just scratched the surface in this story, i wanted to go deeper, with more depth and information on what’s happening.
Nonetheless, I liked the multimedia style and I think that the story itself, about mental health and teenagers who are neglected and have a hard life, is very important, so i like the message this book carries, but I won’t reread it.

Saga Vol. 1⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5/5

Holy moly, i heard that Saga is not for everybody and it have weird things in it, and i prepared myself, i knew this is gonna be different graphic novel from those what i read before, but wow i did not expect this. It was weird, and I loved it. Every type of creature you can imagine, ghosts, tv headed creatures, torsoless sex workers, a Lying cat! Well, it’s definitely not for every people.
I really enjoyed it, I was surprised by the humor, there was some really funny parts in it, the characters are interesting, and I like the plot too. This graphic novel really have a soul, a depth that i didn’t expect, it surprised me in the best way. I could not put it down, i needed the next chapter right away. I love Alana and Marko, and can’t wait to read the next volumes!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas ⭐⭐ 2.5/5

I DNF-ed it at around the 4th hour of the audio book. Honestly, I started to listen to it because of the hype, and I don’t understand why so many people like it. As I noticed, the female main characters in Sarah J. Maas books are always the same type, “strong, pretty, not like other girls”, and the stories and plots are always similar. It was boring to me, and I did not wanted to waste more time on this book. I can see why other people like it, maybe its just not for me, (although i can truly enjoy other YA books) ,so maybe its the writing.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

I had to check this out after I saw it in every Youtuber’s vlog, to see what is the fuss about. Did not disappoint. It was heartbreaking and brilliant. Hard to read the end without crying. Read it, you won’t regret it.

Mr Salary by Sally Rooney ⭐⭐ 2/5

This was my first Sally Rooney book, and I am not sure it was a good idea to start with this. The plot is interesting but it was so short that i don’t feel it finished, i did not really like it. But now i get to know her writing style so I can decide if I want to read Normal people from her in the future.

What did you guys read in May? 🙂