I am excited to share what I have been reading and what is on my list for the future (spoiler alert: I have a lot of books in my TBR pile right now).
You know how I have said that it has been difficult to focus on reading books? Well, this month was no exception! I ended up reading three books this month and I’m happy to report that I LOVED them all.
What I Read in May
Dark August: After reading this book and interviewing the author Katie Tallo on Soul & Wit Podcast, I’m thrilled to tell you that this thriller does not disappoint. The podcast episode will be launching soon and I will be sure to announce on Instagram when it does. Dark August is a mystery thriller that will leave you wanting even more. The main character Gus moves back home after her grandmother dies and begins to solve a cold case her mother had been working on before she died. Definitely pre-order this book if you are looking to escape into a mystery.
Big Summer: I’ll admit, I had literally no idea what I was getting myself into with this book. I thought it was all about body positivity and finding yourself, but boy was I wrong. This book is all of that PLUS a murder that needs solving, a love story, and friendship.
The Guest List: I committed to reading this book in one day and I recommend you do the same. This book will keep the pages turning, I almost don’t want to share anything about this book because I am scared I will give it all away, but I do want to share that the way it is written from different character perspectives and a timeline that jumps around is very well done. Add this to your list if you are looking for a thriller that you won’t be able to put down.
What I am reading next
Earlier this week, I told you what I would be doing to continue educating myself on the Black Lives Matter Movement and anti-racism. One of my priorities is to read books by Black authors and share them with you. These are the two books I am reading right now.
If you are looking for more books by Black authors here are a few I have read in the past, and highly recommend.
If you are interested in learning about why you should be reading books by minority authors, I found this article a long time ago and it really helped me understand more.