Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Book Review

My love of reading runs deep, and I'm finally taking advantage of that again. My reading seems to come and go in phases throughout the year, but I'm determined to see if I can find ways to incorporate it into my life and routines consistently throughout the year. It may be difficult with a newborn, but we'll see! 


This month, I read three books. I almost couldn't believe it when I got through three this month, but it felt productive and freeing to delve into these stories. It's also kind of shocking because I realistically only challenged myself to TEN books this year for the Goodreads 2017 challenge. I'm now hoping to severely surpass this goal. :)

Two of this month's books were similar, but the third was a much different style. Let's get to it.

goodreads

I picked up this book after starting it before having Landon, and I'm so glad I did! Robyn Carr has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I keep turning to her for a good read. Swept Away did not disappoint! The main character was one I really, really didn't like at first, but as the story progressed and her true nature came out, I loved her! It's seriously hard not to. I loved that this book was about a small, hospitable town where people are always willing to lend a hand and nothing goes unnoticed. I laughed out loud several times reading this one! Four stars.

goodreads
I read Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram in one day. For real. I was hooked from the very beginning and was absolutely invested in following Ella's story that stemmed from tragedy. I honestly wasn't expecting the very first twist so early on in this book, but I quickly understood its necessity. This is a very good read about online dating and what it means when your virtual world collides with your reality. This one gets five stars from me!

goodreads

The third book this month was (obviously) a romance, but it was quite different than romances I'm used to. Grayson's Vow by Mia Sheridan was a novel about true love, but it was filled with so much pain and hurt. I honestly didn't take to this one right away and thought to myself on more than one occasion that I wouldn't be finishing this one (which I really don't like to do). However, it did eventually pick up and I was hooked into the story line. Yes, it's somewhat predictable in some aspects, but there were twists and turns that I definitely didn't see coming that kept my interest to see how it would all turn out in the end. Ultimately, I wasn't disappointed in this book, but I only gave it three stars. It's not one I'd highly recommend, but it was good.

I'm pretty proud with this month's line-up, and I'm hoping to continue this pattern into June! I'll definitely be diving into some good, lighthearted summer reads. What'd you read this month? Have any suggestions for some good summer books?

Latest Instagrams

© Sincerely, Brianna Leigh. Design by FCD.