May Reading Wrap-Up

This month, my reading took a little detour that I didn’t expect, but it was a good detour. After finally reading The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen in April, I wanted to read some of my favorite books by this author. I started the month by reading two books that I have re-read countless times at this point, followed by the second book in a middle grade series that I found when cleaning out the books in my closet.

Afterward, I started to tackle some of my recently acquired books that were recently released. I started The Betrothed, but haven’t finished it yet because the second book in the Aurora Cycle was grabbing my attention more. Then, the newest Hunger Games book came out and, of course, I had to start that one as well.

Here are some of my thoughts on what I read this month:

  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
This Lullaby

This Lullaby is one of my top three books by Sarah Dessen, and at this point, I’ve probably read it at least ten times. It’s always comforting to read a book that you love and you know how it ends. I particularly like this book by Sarah Dessen because the main character has a very unique personality in comparison to the main characters of her other books. Dexter also has a very dynamic personality, which makes him a very likable love interest.

  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
The Truth About Forever

Like This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever is in my top three Sarah Dessen books and I’ve read it at least ten times. This book never gets old for me and I connect with the message in this story every time. This is some of Sarah Dessen’s most solid writing with a memorable cast of characters. Overall, this is a solid book that’s perfect to read during the summer.

  • Jessica Darling’s It List #2 by Megan McCafferty
Jessica Darling's It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first book in this series because it lacked a lot of the same laugh-out-loud humor. However, this book did pick up in the second half and it extremely relatable to readers of the same age as the main character and people who have had the same experiences in middle school. Overall, I think this book has a solid message for the target audience.

What was the best book that you read in May?

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