Books Read = 18
hahaha 18 accomplished once again!!! But just barely. There may have been a string of graphic novels read one weekend but eh, still counts. I didn’t realize how positively horrible I did at review writing though… 2? Ouch. So lots of reading, not a lot of writing. It happens.
A few of the other reads from May that I don’t plan on reviewing. The rest of the 18 should have reviews in June. We’ll see how that goes. haha
- Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1) by Mishell Baker ★★
- It’s All Absolutely Fine: Life Is Complicated So I’ve Drawn It Instead by Ruby Elliot ★★★★
- Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl ★★★★★
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick ★★★★
- Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke ★★
- Clockwork by Philip Pullman ★★★
- Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain ★★★★
- Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga #7) by Brian K. Vaughan ★★★★
- Revival, Vol. 7: Forward by Tim Seeley ★★★★
- Revival, Vol. 8: Stay Just A Little Bit Longer by Tim Seeley ★★★
Best of the Month: Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl ★★★★★
I love my foodie fiction novels but I had yet to pick up Ruth Reichl. This was an absolute delight and reminded me much of Nora Ephron’s glorious writing style. Just with more food. I purchased Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table this week and hope it’s just as good.
Least Favorite: Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1) by Mishell Baker ★★
I had heard some massively great things about this one and I splurged on the audible version and just could not get into the story at all. I really loved the less than typical main character but this one just didn’t do it for me for some reason.
Biggest Surprise: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain ★★★★
I am only just now delving into the glories of Foodie Non-Fiction. Read my first Reichl this month and my first Bourdain. It was a good month.
Biggest Disappointment: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas ★★★½
Uggghhhhh I hate listing this but it’s true. I was disappointed. It wasn’t the worst but it definitely failed to live up to my (admittedly enormous) expectations. It is what it is.