After a slow reading month in April, my reading life surged in May and I was able to read 11 books this month, one sneaking in under the wire and finishing on May 31 because it was such a fabulous read and fast-paced, for me. This month found a plethora of really good books and a few average books, again, for me - those books that are nothing to write home about, but I realize I am probably in the minority. Unusual for me to read three non-fiction pieces, yet I found all three, A Gentle Answer, Esther, and I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet, fantastic. My favorite - surprise - fiction read of the month was Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie. Some might see this a Daisy Jones and The Six look-a-like but I found Ursa Major had enough differences to set it apart while still having that same atmospheric feel of time and place. I enjoyed it immensely. The unexpected surprise was my book club read, Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter. Those who are comfortable with psychological thrillers and suspense would probably have no problem liking Pieces of Her, but as I'm not usually a fan I was unexpectedly surprised that I totally liked this book and easily gave it 5 Stars (although I originally gave it 4.5 Stars until our book club discussed it). That is not to say I'm a fan of thrillers and suspense and Pieces even had some hard hitting triggers - for me.
Here's a look at all the feels: