What I Read in May 2022

Well, May turned out to be another fabulous reading month! I’m always worried my run of great reads will suddenly end when it’s been going on for a while (a few months now and counting…) but let’s not dwell on that – let’s embrace the greatness of my May reads. See below…

My May Book Reviews:

(Click on book title for my full review.)

/ Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

/ Idol by Louise O’Neill

/ Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

/ Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

/ The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

/ Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

/ Black Mamba by William Friend

If you’re look for some great summer fiction, this is the list for you.

A hard task, but if I had to pick my favourites Again, Rachel is the superb follow up to Rachel’s Holiday and is everything you want from a Marian Keyes book. Warm, funny, emotional – loved it!

I had so much love for The Dance Tree – top class historical fiction with a heart-tugging pulse running through it – if you’ve never read anything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, I highly recommend her books.

Idol was also standout – a delve into perception, toxic social media and female friendship from Irish author Louise O’Neill, as was Remarkably Bright Creatures, a sort of warm hug in a book for when you need a feel-good story where one of the characters is an octopus. It works!

Then Wrong Place Wrong Time was just the definition of a page-turner. A brilliant time-travelling thriller that made me gasp a few times – always an excellent sign.

Inspired by Wrong Place Wrong Time (and realising my new found appreciation for time-travel themed books) I compiled my Top 5 Time Travel reads, if the genre interests you too.

Fingers crossed June holds up these high standards – until next month, happy reading!

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