You’d never know that I’m a die-hard TBR enthusiast by looking at my May 2023 reading wrap-up. This was the month of unintentional mood-reading and here you’ll find the ratings for all 25 of the books I read.
May was such a fun and spontaneous reading month for me. While I typically try to stick to a pretty strict TBR, it seems like Libby had other plans because all of my holds came in at once! That does seem to be the case with libraries though, doesn’t it? I love it. I didn’t mind switching up my books nearly as much as I thought I would. There were two books that I wasn’t able to pick up, but I decided to move There Will Come a Darkness to June and I’ll get to my reread of Fable eventually.
I think the stand-out books this month were Lessons in Chemistry and The Box in the Woods. They were both really unique stories and stuck with me for different reasons. I also did a little bit of book-buying, thanks to the fiction sale on Book Outlet. I was able to snag 6 books that I’ve absolutely loved over the years: Legends & Lattes, In Five Years, Lost in the Never Woods, XOXO, Crumbs (which I read this month), and Girl, Serpent, Thorn. I can’t wait for them to arrive so I can add them to my shelves! It was a good month to be a bookworm.
Keep on scrolling to see my ratings for all 25 books I read during May! You’ll also notice a sweet little calico cameo!
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The 25 Books I Read in May 2023
May 2023 Reading Stats
Books That Got a 5-Star Rating (*rereads)
Books That Got a 4 or 4.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 3 or 3.5-Star Rating
Books That Got a 2 or 2.5-Star Rating
June 2023 TBR
The Looking-Glass Illusion (The Curious Realities #2) by Sara Ella [ARC]
Bring Me Your Midnight by Rachel Griffin [ARC]
Someone Just Like You by Meredith Schorr [ARC]
King of Scars (King of Scars #1) by Leigh Bardugo [reread]
Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) by Rebecca Yarros
Painted Devils (Little Thieves #2) by Margaret Owen
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) by Katy Rose Pool
By the Book (Meant to Be #2) by Jasmine Guillory
Cherish (Crave #6) by Tracy Wolff
Secret Origins (Story Thieves #3) by James Riley
Nine Liars (Truly Devious #5) by Maureen Johnson
So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens
The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen