Tuesday, June 1, 2021

May Reads!

 I read nine books in May and probably would have read more but I spent a week getting ready for our first camping trip/putting our camper together where I didn't read a single thing!

Nobody will tell you this But Me is soo soo good.  Bess Kalb writes about her grandmother and it's perfection. Laugh out loud funny and grab a tissue and sob. Especially if you miss your amazing relationship with your grandma! Her grandma is Jewish and her mother immigrated as a young child by herself. Just the stories. Her grandma's voice really comes through. I follow Bess on twitter and she is a riot.

Searching for Slyvie Lee was a page turner of family dysfunction.  Did someone in the family kill her? Did she wander away? Who did what? I will say the only thing that irked me in the end was a situation that is detailed with her husband and how that is wrapped up.

Royal Holiday was another delightful book in the Wedding Date series. Such great characters!

From the desk of Zoe Washington is a middle grade novel about a girl who gets a letter from her bio dad on her 12th birthday. He's in prison and she's never talked to him before.  

The War I Finally Won is also a middle grade book and a sequel.  I really liked this one better than the first.  It's historical fiction and set in 1940s England during WWII. The 10 year old really liked both books.

Criminal really brings in the backstory of so many characters in this series by Karin Slaughter. It had been awhile since I read any of them and I kinda wanted to re-read now that I have this back story!

Blood Grove was eh, and Virgin Wander started out slow but got good half-way through!

I am already almost done with Missing, Presumed and am loving it.

What should I read this summer?