Monthly Reads: May 2019

Posted June 4, 2019 by Holly in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

Casee: May was a pathetically sad reading month for me. We’re talking circa 2017 here. It makes me sad.

Visions in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
American Witch (American Witch Trilogy #1) by Thea Harrison | 4 out of 5
Spellbinder (Moonshadow #2) by Thea Harrison | 4.25 out of 5
Easy Love (Boudreaux #1) by Kristen Proby (audio) | 4 out of 5
Easy Charm (Boudreaux #2) by Kristen Proby (audio) | 4 out of 5

Five books. Five. My favorite read of the month was…I have no idea. If I have to choose, I would say Easy Love because I was so surprised that I liked it so much. All the books I read were really good. My least favorite was Easy Charm, but that’s only because of the female narrator. She was annoying as hell. The story was really good.

Holly: May was a sad, sorry reading month for me in terms of quantity, but I did read some quality books.

Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 4 out of 5
Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews | 4 out of 5
The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker | 3.75 out of 5
Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon | 4 out of 5
Repeat by Kylie Scott (reread) | 5 out of 5
Vision in Silver (reread) (audio) | 4.25 out of 5
Storm Cursed by Mercy Thompson | 4.25 out of 5
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting | 3.5 out of 5
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews (reread) (audio) | 4 out of 5
Getting Hot with the Scott by Melonie Johnson | 3.5 out of 5
The Will by Kristen Ashley (reread) | 3.75 out of 5

My favorite read of the month was probably Storm Cursed, though I did really enjoy both Sapphire Flames and Rafe. My least favorite read was probably Meet Cute. I didn’t dislike it, but it was more problematic than the others I read.

Rowena: I didn’t have a really strong reading month but I didn’t have a sad reading month like Casee, haha. Love you, boo!

Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne (eARC) | 4 out of 5
Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton (eARC) | 3 out of 5
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (eARC) | 3.25 out of 5
Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (eARC) | 4.5 out of 5
Night Pleasures (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (eBook) | 2.5 out of 5
Then Came You (Laws of Attractions #3) by Kate Meader (eARC) | 4 out of 5
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5
Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island #0.5) by Meg Cabot (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin (eARC) | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the month goes to Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews. Catalina and Alessandro are a lot of fun and I’m so looking forward to more from these two at the center of all of the action. I love the Hidden Legacy world and I love the Baylors so it’s always a good time when I’m reading about them.

My least favorite read of the month goes to Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book and it was chosen for last month’s book club discussion so I had to read it but it didn’t go too well for me. There were too many things that I thought were dumb and I thought Kyrian acted like an immature little shit for too much of the book, which is not saying anything good about him since he’s a freaking thousand years old and should be above thinking and acting like a kid. Don’t even get me started on Amanda and her family….especially Tabitha. Grrr. So yeah, that was my least favorite read of the month.

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Monthly Reads: May 2019

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7 responses to “Monthly Reads: May 2019

  1. LSUReader

    I empathize with y’all…I had a pretty sad reading month in May, too. My favorite book was Alafaire Burke’s The Better Sister. Least favorite was Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis.

  2. Kim

    My favorite book of the month was Huge Deal by Lauren Layne. I thought Part 1 was stronger then Part 2 though. The heroine’s sudden change in behavior when it comes to love wasn’t believable. That said, I still enjoyed the book. I didn’t have a least favorite.

    • Ooh, I’m glad to see that you read and enjoyed Huge Deal. I totally know what you mean about the heroine’s behavior in the second part. Still, LL rocks at writing contemporary romances!

  3. JenM

    I had 3 fantastic fiction reads in May. They were Circle of the Moon, UF by Faith Hunter, Polaris Rising, SFR by Jessie Mihalak (her debut book!), and Teach Me by Olivia Dade which was a fabulous romance with MCs who are both HS history teachers in their 40’s. Least favorite was The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, by Paula Poundstone, a nonfiction which I read for my bookclub.

  4. Celine B

    After a great April, I had a horrible reading month for May. I read five books all of which were good, but I’d say A Wicked Kind of Husband by Mia Vincy just edged out Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin for my favorite. No least favorite this month.

  5. Kareni

    Let’s see, I did not finish a book with a very curious storyline; it was a tad too weird for me! Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer.

    As for favorites: Carla Kelly’s The Unlikely Master Genius, Earth Fathers Are Weird by Lyn Gala, and The Goblin Emperor.

  6. bn100

    didn’t like anything about Show Me the Way by AL Jackson; wouldn’t recommend to anyone

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