What I Read in May 2019

May was a really good month for reading! I read six books. That’s even more than I read in March (which had 2 audiobooks)! All of them were actual books or e-books, none were audiobooks. The first one I did start in April and finished in May, but that makes it go on the May list. Here’s what I read in May:

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

When we left cuba

Rating: 3 / 5 stars

This book took me 10 days to read, which is a long time for a book that’s not super long. I’m not sure why I wasn’t so into it that I didn’t want to read it faster/more often. I was busy at work, so my mind could have just been elsewhere and unable to focus. I’d give 3.5 stars if I could but leaving at 3. The book was actually beautifully written and I enjoyed the story overall.

The Contract by Melanie Moreland

Rating: 3 / 5 stars

This was a fun romance book. I think the cover and the description of the book are misleading making it sound like it would be a dirty book. It wasn’t at all! It was a super cute story. I did not finish it in the end, I was probably 90% done, because I didn’t really want to read to see if there was a twist in the end to make me want to read book #2 because I didn’t want to read book #2. I liked the story, end of story, now on to new books!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Rating: 4 / 5 stars

This is one of those books that you have to read till the end. You speed through the end and find out everything that actually happened at the beginning of the book.

The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

Rating: 5 / 5 stars

This is the third and last book in the Thousandth Floor series.
4.5 stars rounded up to 5. I feel like the book really took off in the past 100 pages – that’s when I didn’t want to put it down. I thought I knew what the ending was going to be, but I was wrong! I liked the ending a lot.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Rating: 2 / 5 stars

This book is…very different. I can’t decide if I even liked it. I’m not sure what happened in this book. I kept waiting for something to happen and I got to the end and still nothing happened.

This book seems to be very polarizing – meaning people either love it or hate it. I did not love it.

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Rating: 5 / 5 stars

This is unlike the regular books I read. It was a heartbreaking and sad story, but it is nonfiction and a real story. I had to pause in the middle and watch a Rom Com so I could laugh and lighten the mood of my weekend. The writing was beautiful. This book made me want to go back to Sicily, eat Italian food, and wish Saro was still alive (which is not a spoiler).