May is here! I had a splendid reading month during April, but I don’t want to aim too high this time around nonetheless. If I can top my personal best of 9 books, I’ll be happy, but I won’t push my luck. Here’s what I am aiming for:
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Already started it and love the unconventional story-telling. However, I am scared that the hype got too me a little too much. We shall see!
- Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
The writing style of this one is so amazing and even though I am NOT a fan of WWII stories, fictional or otherwise, this one seems be on a good way to win over my heart.
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The movie is coming out in June, I think, so I have to read it beforehand. I am so afraid of my feels getting crushed, because I am 100% certain that that’s what’s going to happen. So, good thing I will be reading it with Cristina and probably also Cátia. They will have to endure my pain with me.
- Splintered by A.G. Howard
Okay, this month I will read it for real! Marie and I have already talked about it, because this will be another one of our buddy reads. See, and I am making it easier for myself by not aiming to read the whole series, but rather just the first one.
- The Wrath and the Dawn/The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
I heard about the cliffhanger in book one and refused to touch it until the new one is out. I will read TWATD with Marie as well if our schedules work out and I am happy about that.
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
It feels like just yesterday that I read A Court of Thorns and Roses and I have such fond memories of it. For one, not a cruel cliffhanger at all! That’s so rare these days. Can’t wait to see how it continues nonetheless, which is just another solid proof that cliffhangers are NOT in fact necessary to keep the reader’s interest.
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
As you know by now, I adore Morgan Matson! There was no way around me wanting to read the book as soon as it comes out. I pre-ordered it, so hopefully it will be here within the next one or two weeks!
- Claire by Abigail Strom
I don’t read much NA, but I really did enjoy Rikki (except for that one tiny detail with Sam …) and therefore I was so happy when the author contacted me and asked whether I wanted to read the second installment in the Hart University series. I am all in!
So, you can get to the Goodreads-pages by clicking on the covers. I actually have more books than the ones listed at my disposal, so in the unlikely even that I will tear through all of them before May is over, I have even more to read. If something caught your eye and you might want to buddy read (very unofficial and uncoordinated) then just let me know! What are you reading this month?