Recent Reads [May 2017]

May… where did you go?

Though a lot of days felt like they were the longest day ever, this month went by very quickly.  I celebrated my 26th birthday, got signed up for my own health insurance, and got accepted into graduate school.  It’s been quite a busy month.

Book-wise as well… at least for buying books.  I money for my birthday and guess what?  I bought nine books… nine!  No regrets.  And thanks to Thriftbooks.com I got four of them for just under $13 – what a deal!  As for reading, I read the average amount: four books and I started a fifth one the other day, but I’ll be reading that into the first week of June.

Three of the books I read this month were from the ones I purchased for my birthday.  The Outsiders was the first one I read and my gosh… I wish I could read it for the first time again.  I subsequently bought and watched the movie.  I freaking loved Ponyboy and Johnny… and Dally.  Heck, pretty much the entire gang.  I can’t believe I had never heard of this book before one of my coworkers told me to read it.

Another one of my birthday books was All the Bright Places, which had been on my TBR list for about two years now.  Now I’m wondering why the heck I waited so long to read it!  I fell in love with Finch so hard that his character just randomly pops up into my mind.  And seriously, I loved it when he started calling Violet, ‘Ultraviolet’… so adorable!

The final birthday book was my most recent read – Rise of the Isle of the Lost.  After reading this books I’m even more excited for Descendants 2 to come out so that I can see Uma, Harry, and Gil in action.  Overall though, the book wasn’t as good as the first two.  It was still good, but I was left wanting a little more out of their whole adventure.

The fourth book that I read this month was Saint Anything, which I bought last September when my mom and I were in Vermont.  It took me a while to get to it, I know, but you know how reading moods can change.  I’m glad I finally read it though because it was an excellent read!  I could relate to Sydney on the level of being relatively invisible to people and the entire time I found myself wanting a friend like Layla.  And the pizza place that Layla and Mac’s family owned brought back memories of growing up in a pizza place myself.  I definitely recommend this book!

And so that concludes the summary of what I read this month.  The book that I started the other day was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (if you didn’t guess by the ‘currently reading’ section of my sidebar), which is why I’ll be reading it into the first week of June.  After that, I think I’m going to tackle a few more of the books I got for my birthday or get back to the Left Behind series.  We’ll see what happens.

What did you read this past month?

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