Books I Read May 2019

by - Monday, June 03, 2019

May was a bit of a start-and-stop month of reading for me. After finishing a book early in the month, I fell in to a bit of a lull while waiting for some books from the library. I started two books in that time, but didn't love either of them, and didn't return to them after I got my library book. Wedding planning also went in to overdrive in May, and instead of reading, I spent a lot of evenings cranking through wedding to-dos.

As a result, I only got through four books this month.

Books May 2019

Circe by Madeline Miller
It look me a little while to get in to this book, but once I did I enjoyed following Circe on her adventures in exile. I had to read the Odyssey back in high school and it was kind of fun seeing parts of Odysseus' story told from Circe's point of view.

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson
When I picked up this book, I thought I was going to be reading a light-hearted story about the women responsible for making the dress for the royal wedding. I was pleasantly surprised when the book had much more deep. The book follows the story of two different women responsible for the embroidery on Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress, and you're pretty immediately pulled in to their world and rooting for them through their challenges and cheering for them in their happier moments.

The Huntress by Kate Quinn
I became a big fan of Kate Quinn after reading the Alice Network and I was eagerly looking forward to reading The Huntress. I thought the Huntress was a little bit slow to get going, but once the hunt was on things really picked up. I found myself staying up later than I should have to see how this book ended.

A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration by Meg Keene
This book and Meg's other book on wedding planning are basically what helped me survive the insanity that is planning a wedding.

So that was it for May. But I just got a ton of books off the waitlist at the library all at once, so I'm hoping June will be a better month of reading.

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