Favourite Read of the Month: May 2018

During the month of May, I managed to read 7 books for this year’s Book Pledge, bring my total for read books this year to 33 books.

The titles in March are listed below. To read my reviews (if you haven’t already), click on the title in the following list:

  1. The Second Sister by Claire Kendal – psychological thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  2. Something Blue Emily Giffin – women’s fiction, romance ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  3. 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly – thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars
  4. The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith. – historical fiction, women’s fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  5. Rosie Coloured Glasses by Brianna Wolfson – women’s fiction, coming-of-age fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars
  6. Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner – thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars
  7. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – horror fiction, science fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars

I have so many favourites from the month of May. I loved the Kings novel, Sleeping Beauties. I cried when I read Rosie Coloured Glasses. I gnawed my nails when I read The Second Sister. My favourite novel, however, was The Dutch Wife. I experienced a gamut of emotions while reading this story, and savoured every moment. And the best test? I will definitely reread this story in the years to come.

What was your favourite read in May? Share your choice, or the link to your post, below.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

20 thoughts on “Favourite Read of the Month: May 2018

  1. I’m just rereading Regency romances, from Georgette Heyer to ones written in the 70s and 80s, and also rereading Terry Pratchett novels. Part of it is that I want to decide which of these books I like enough to keep and reread, and which can genuinely go in the to-sell or to-give-away boxes. We moved a year ago from a place that had no rummage sales or resale shops or chairities that wanted them, and now here are finally places including the local library which take books and sell them. Then again, we may keep them in the boxes to soundproof our room for when my husband plays drums!

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  2. The best book fictional book I read in May was Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See. I finished the sequel in June, Dreams of Joy. It was at least as good, probably even better than the first one. I’m reading another Lisa See books at the moment, China Dolls. I haven’t gotten so far in it yet. Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy have the same character. I really liked those characters. China dolls have more shallow characters. At least that’s my take so far. Still a good book. What great idea for a post, to display the best books of the past month. I might borrow the idea at some point 🙂 I hope your week is great so far.


      1. Yes, I will keep that in mind 😊 have you tried ThriftBooks.com? Check it out if you haven’t. Most books I get there are under $2, and if you buy for more than $10 shipping is free. I use it all the time.


              1. Ooo, no point then. Do you like to read actual hard cover books? Or e-books? I prefer hard cover books any day. I think it’s adding to the story, to hold a book in your hands. Even more so if it’s an older book with someones writings in the marginals.

                Have an awesome day!


                1. I prefer the hard copy as I enjoy flipping back when I need to to check on something in the story. Also nothing beats the scent of a freshly opened new book. I love the sound and feel of the pages too.

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  3. So many good books… so little time. 🙂 My favorite reads from May were Educated by Tara Westover (it was the NY Times/NPR book club pick for May) and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The book club has been exposing me to books I normally wouldn’t pick and they have all been excellent reads. I’m looking forward to the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone.

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