Hello darlings, May has come and go! I was surprised with how many books I read this month. I enjoyed quite a few books and my NetGalley collection has grown tremendously. I am excited to tell you what I read this month and how they could be added to your potential to be read list. How was your May reading? I would love to know what you read also, don't forget to comment below. Here is my list from my May reads:
Forget Me Not
By Alix Garin
Genre: Adult Graphic Novel
Forget Me Not by Alix Garin was such a lovely read. I really enjoyed the plot and was able to relate so well to the characters. Forget Me Not made you feel emotional from beginning to end and left me wanting to read more from the author. I think that the illustrations were stunning and fit the story so well. The illustrations really made the story more real. I was on a rollercoaster ride with the storyline but couldn't not put the book down. It was intense at one moment and left me laughing at another moment. The illustrations really made the story more real. I really enjoyed Forget Me Not and will definitely recommend it to adult readers.
By Nidhi Chanani
Genre: YA Graphic Novel
Release: June 22, 2021
Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani is an adorable read. I love the fact that this book focused on diverse characters and such a unique plot. I laughed, smiled and wanted to join the story at times. I was able to connect the characters and feel as if the story was a great way to start my monthly reading. Its refreshing, fun and left me smiling. I think this book can be adored by many readers and the illustrations were beautiful. Chanani is an author that I would love to read from again and plan to. I would recommend this book for a cute graphic novel read.
Notable Native People 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Change makers From Past & Present
By Adrienne Keene
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Notable Native People 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene was an eye opening and informative book. I think it is very important for Americans to know more about Native people, Native Culture and Native history. I am really glad that I got the chance to read this book and learn even more about Native people with diverse tribes and individuals. This book was very inclusive and something I plan on rereading in my future. I would recommend this book to any reader that is an adult or young adult/teen that would love to learn about Native people throughout history.
The Sun & Her Flowers
By Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur does it again with her writing style for the her second poetry book. She focused on similar topics and went deeper into her poetry than her first book. I would recommend this poetry book if you are looking for something similar as her first book or short poetry.
I Am A Woman
By Mary Sue Englund
Genre: Biography & Art
I Am A Woman By Mary Sue Englund is a good coffee book that will give you insight into familiar women and women that aren't spoken about enough. I like that the photographs are in black and white with some of the words being in red -- it made the book have a classic look. I appreciated the women that were spoken about but wish it were little bit more diverse with the women chosen. I would have liked consistency with how women were discussed in terms of writing style but, overall I think this book would be a very nice way to learn about women throughout different eras in a quick and fun read.
Touch Is Really Strange
By Steve Haines
Genre: Health, Body and Soul
Touch is Really Strange by Steve Haines is a very informative book that taught me more about touch. I was able to get insight into the reasons why touch is so important and this book fit so well with the timeframe we are currently in. As the reader, I was given articles but also engagement with this short graphic novel. The illustrations are beautiful and tie together so well with the topic of touch. There were moments that had me thinking about my own experiences with touch. I had moments where I reread to grasp the information. I would recommend this for readers that would like a lesson on touch through a simplified academic perspective and beautiful illustrations.
I thought I would be able to finish 10 books this month but then towards the end of the month I ended up distracting myself with film and work instead lol. I hope that my June will be a great reading experience! I am so happy that I found new authors to read and dive into fantasy worlds as well as learn about women throughout history. What is your favorite read from May?