May 2017 Reading Wrap Up

May was a decent reading month for me and I finally feel like I'm out of the reading slump that I've been in for a while. These book are all pretty random and different so maybe switching things up is the way go to.

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Ngyen - (4/5) This is a Pulitzer prize winner from 2016. Having previously been slightly disappointed by All The Light We Cannot See I was a bit worried about how this one would turn out. To my delight this book was filled with dark humor and an incredible storyline. I haven't read any books that had Vietnamese characters so getting a glimpse into their history and experiences was very interesting and made my reading that much better.

How To Be A Woman  by Caitlin Moran - (3/5) I've read her other book before (How To Build A Girl I think it's called) and I didn't like it. I was feeling iffy about this one but since it's a nonfiction I thought it would be better. For the most part it was a pretty funny read and I could relate to it in some ways. On the other hand this book had a lot about her childhood and it felt like I was reading her other book because a lot of the stuff that she always talks about turns out very similar. Near the end I really tried to work through it to finish it.

The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill - (4/5) This is a random book that I picked up, I didn't know what to expect since I've never heard anyone any anything about it. It was a family drama type read, and it felt like a mix of the HBO show 6 Feet Under and a book called This Is Where I Leave You. I was really into this book and finished it in 2 days. Very well written and the family drama wasn't as those annoying kinds (The Nest).

California by Edan Lepucki - (4/5) I don't really read a lot of dystopian novels but when I come across hidden gems I end up really liking them. This book was great and had an interesting "cult" aspect to it which made it that much more interesting for me. I think that if you liked Station Eleven you would enjoy this read too. This is the first book I've read by this author but she recently came out with another book so I'm looking forward to reading it too.

Have you read any good books lately?

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