Wednesday, June 01, 2022

May: What I Read

You can skip this probably

Homefront by Kristin Hannah: A Kristin Hannah book I didn’t like. WEIRD.  **audio

Definitely get these if you see them at the library

Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff: Loved this book about avoiding power struggles and respecting little kids. Hated the evolutionary biology slant. **Audio

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand: I am addicted to these breezy and always touching Nantucket novels. **Audio 

You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes: This is the third You book. It was funnier than the other 2, but I did not love it.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus: She’s THE BEST YA suspense writer. **Audio

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard: An excellent pandemic page-turner. **Audio

The Huntress by Kate Quinn: I have never loved Quinn, but then I listened to The Rose Code and her books on audio are SO GOOD. So now I am on a bit of a kick. I bought The Diamond Eye with my Audible credit last month but then all my library hold audio books came in, and I have yet to read it. Looking forward, though. This one was great! **Audio

Good ones I missed last year

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters: You have got to read this!

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles: Another book I mean to read last year-- excellent!

Add these to your must read list

Breathless by Amy McCulloch:  Elite mountain climbing murder and intrigue. **2022

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont: The best kind of historical fiction. **2022 *Audio

The Verifiers by Jane Pek: DELIGHTFUL and original. Loved it! **2022 **Audio

Book Lovers by Emily Henry: I have LIKED but not LOVED her other buzzy summer books. This one, though, is EXCELLENT! **2022

Booth by Karen Joy Fowler: I have been thinking about this book for DAYS. I did not love every page. The early middle was a muddle. BUT. The author's note at the end made me cry and reconsider the whole thing. Fowler is brilliant-- one of my very favorite authors. If you haven't read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, then you should right away. Her book At Wit's End is unbelievably clever. She's terrific, and this book is excellent I have decided. **2022

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel: Oh wow! I adored this book. I also LOVED Station Eleven, but I was not wild about The Glass Hotel. This book, though, is like the very best combination of both of them. You should read it. **2022

Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott: I wish I had written this— read it right away! **2022

This Month:

17 Books

7 books published in 2022

8 print book 9 audiobooks

This Year:

111 books

39 books published in 2022

56 print books and 55 audiobooks

1 comment:

  1. I really liked Station Eleven, too, so I should check out her new book!
    I'm continually amazed by how many books you read/listen to in a month. A whole sheet of gold stars, Sarah!