I didn’t read that many books this month, though I wanted to get this wrap up on time, unlike the last couple months. 3 books. That is how many books I got through this month. One that I finished that I had started in April, but finished in May.
The one book I started in April, but finished in May was The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith. I only had maybe a hundred pages left in the book, and it didn’t take me that long to finish it. It was a really hard book to read at times, which is why it took me so long to get through. It’s about a girl’s struggle with having been sexually assaulted by her brother’s friend. It’s raw. It’s heartbreaking. It was something that will probably stay with me for a long time.
And because of how dark that book was, I needed something a little more lighthearted. Which is why I picked up Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett. This is similar to the books by Morgan Matson and Becky Albertalli. I won’t go too much into the synopsis of this book, since I did a whole review on it. Just know that I really enjoyed it and it was a lot more lighthearted than The Way I Used to Be.
I also read the fourth installment of the Sailor Moon manga series. It was a fast-paced book that I was able to fly through in only a couple of days. I think this is the one that has really cemented me into the series. A lot more is going on and there are so much more at stake. Luckily I have the next one to read in June.
The last book that I read in May was Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker. Again, I did a book review on this book, but just know that it hit me hard. I wasn’t expecting it to be so impactful. Essentially it’s about a girl named Aria, who moves to a new town in order to start over, to escape from a past that she wants to leave behind her. Only, that’s not exactly what happens. While it was the realistic contemporary book that I was looking for, there was so much more than just a light and fluffy read. It dealt with such heavy topics, like bullying, and I wasn’t expecting that when I initially picked it up.
So those are the books that I was able to read this month. I’m hoping to get through more in June. I already have plans on listening to many audiobooks, in hopes of getting through more than just 3 books.
What did you guys read this month? Did you read any of these that I did? Let me know in the comments!