Who else here is blown away that it is already June? As I write this, I am in just a little bit of denial that we were already halfway through the year. If last year was the longest year ever, this year is making up for it by just flying by. I really dove headfirst into books this past month. There was one week where I just couldn’t stop reading whenever I had a spare minute. June is off to a little bit of a slower start, but I will share what is in my to-be-read pile with you at the end of this post.
Everything I Read in May
Arsenic and Adobo: this was a book club pick and it did not disappoint. This fun mystery kept the pages turning, but my favorite part had to be all the food talk. The author even includes a handful of recipes at the end of this book.
People We Meet on Vacation: this book takes the prize for best book of the year. It was such a well-done romance and I was truly sad when it ended. If you haven’t yet read this book, order it today and plan to spend the next 24 hours just reading.
The Last Thing He Told Me: another mystery/thriller that I read in 48 hours. This book is definitely one you should add to your list. The ending isn’t exactly how I wanted it to go but overall this book was a good one. P.S. if you are looking for a thriller that isn’t scary or gory, this ones for you.
If I Had Your Face: I listened to this on audiobook and I think that was a mistake. The book was just a little hard to follow as it flipped back and forth between different characters. This book was about four young women in Seoul, Korea who are all struggling with unrealistic beauty expectations, social hierarchies, and salons catering to wealthy men around them. While I didn’t absolutely LOVE this book I did like learning about a different part of the world.
Anna K Away: I read the first book in this series last year and absolutely LOVED it, and the sequel did not disappoint. I don’t want to give too much away but after Anna K’s tragic love story there is a whole lot of healing in this book and some fun K-Pop stars. You do need to read the first book in order to really follow all the storylines in this book.
A Special Place for Women: can I just say wow to this book? It was such a fun read that I want to send this book to everyone. This book is loosely based on The Wing, a women’s only co-working space in NYC. But this is much much more secretive, and has a twist I never saw coming.