Sunday, April 30, 2017

I don't normally schedule my reading, especially because I'm a mood reader, but I thought I'd share my plans for May in case you just so happen to be picking the same books :)


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo // I've been really bad at continuing on with this series ... but it is time, especially because I need to read Six of Crows this year. As you may be able to tell, I am very particular about reading author's books in publication order.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins // This is another book I'm way overdue on. I added it to my fall reading list last year but didn't get to it because I didn't have a copy. No more excuses now, because I found one for $6 while I was in NYC two weeks ago. Now I can read and watch the movie!

The Dinner by Herman Koch // Another book-to-movie adaptation, and I didn't know it was releasing this month! I've heard it was a slow one, but Abby from Crime by the Book said it was better than Gone Girl. If that's true, I'm all for it.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord // Words cannot express how much I would like this book to be in my hands right now. I will drop everything as soon as it arrives and read this, I don't care how many hours of sleep I lose!!!


Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang // I'm in the middle of the first volume right now, but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet! I will most likely give volume two a chance.

Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don't Care by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Leslie Hung // I really have no idea what this is about, but I looove the art and have had a good experience reading Seconds.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // So much has been said about this one. I hope it challenges the way I think.

As long as I accomplish my goal of reading three books I've purchased, I won't feel guilty straying from this list. Some other books I'm thinking about reading: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, since the third book in this series is out tomorrow; and The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. The last time I read TTAF was probably in high school, and it's my favorite of all her books. Which of the Sarahs do I choose?! It could possibly be none too, haha.

What are your reading plans for May? Will we be reading any of the same books?


  1. Yay for The Names They Gave Us and The Hate U Give-- two of my favorite reads of this year so far! I also love the Grisha trilogy (and, omg, I can't wait for you to get to Six of Crows). I thought Paper Girls was really cute, too. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on The Dinner, because I've heard some mixed things about it. Happy reading this month, Amaris! :)

  2. I absolutely loved The Hate U Give so I hope you do as well. I recieved an ARC of the names they gave us but I've not read it yet! I've heard amazing things though so I need to get around to it ASAP! I hope you enjoy it <3

  3. I'm with you on not scheduling reading! I give myself a TBR, but I'm fine with straying from it. I like having a few books set aside that I want to read, so if I'm at loss, I can pull from them. I need to get to The Names They Gave Us! I loooved Emery's other books, so I'm sure it'll be wonderful as well. And you gotsta read the rest of the Grisha books! I admit, I haven't read Six of Crows yet, but her first series is wonderful too.

    I hope you have a wonderful May, Amaris!! :D