Hello my darlings. It is already May and I feel as if I haven't had the chance to sit down in my bed and read. I have been reading everywhere from my car to my couch but not in my bed with a cup of tea and coffeehouse music. I decided that for May I plan on enjoying a few books in my bed for a cozy time of reading. This is my first time showing off a TBR and I am excited to see if I will remain consistent or bounce around based on my mood lol. We shall see, some of these books are not available yet and some are already out. I can't wait to chat more about these books.
Title: The Sun & Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Synopsis: "Divided into five chapters and illustrated by kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms."
I have read Rupi Kaur's work multiple times and I wanted to reread my favorite edition of her book The Sun & Her Flowers. Do you ever buy an edition based on the cover and feel of the book? I do every once in awhile and this edition is just stunning in person. *Look at my blog image to see the official book edition*
Author: Will McPhail
Genre: Graphic Novel
Availability: June 8, 2021
Synopsis: "Nick, a young illustrator, can’t shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach. He haunts lookalike fussy, silly, coffee shops, listens to old Joni Mitchell albums too loudly, and stares at his navel in the hope that he will find it in there. But it isn’t until he learns to speak from the heart that he begins to find authentic human connections and is let in—to the worlds of the people he meets. Nick’s journey occurs alongside the beginnings of a relationship with Wren, a wry, spirited oncologist at a nearby hospital, whose work and life becomes painfully tangled with Nick’s."
I came across this graphic novel when I was searching for new releases for the summer time. I was BEYOND happy to see it was available on NetGalley and crossed my fingers that they would approve me to read this book. I can't wait to read it this month and see how the illustrator created such a unique storyline.
Title: Never Put A Cactus In The Bathroom
Author: Emily Hinsdale
Synopsis: "Decorating with plants adds a fresh, natural touch to any room. Potted plants can uplift a living space with serious mood-boosting power, reducing stress, improving air quality, and even providing fresh herbs for that next meal! But first, you have to keep them alive.
Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom shows you how to maximize these health benefits, decorate like a pro, all while covering the essentials of plant care and maintenance. Full of home design and practical plant care tips as well as more than 70 plant recommendations, this illustrated guide helps you choose the right plants for your space, from succulents and spider plants to pothos and ZZ plants."
I am a plant mom and was glad to see the a newer book that could tell me how to be an even better plant mom. I own cacti and one day hope to keep a succulent alive lol. I figured why not learn more about gardening since its the spring time and I am loving taking care of my plant babies.
Title: The School For Good Mothers
Author: Jessamine Chan
Genre: Adult Fiction
Availability: Available January 4, 2022
Synopsis: "In this taut and explosive debut novel, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance.
Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. She can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter, does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough.
Until Frida has a very bad day."
Between the cover and plot, Jessamine Chan captured my attention. I can't wait to see how a mother learns more about herself, her motherhood and society. This is a very different plot than what I am used to reading and I am excited to see how the plot thickens.
This month I don't plan on reading too many books but really focus on plots compared to quantities of the books I am reading. Some months I can read roughly 8 books and other months may be only 3 books but they were a great 3 books. I am excited to see how the writers from this month capture my attention. Until next time.. Happy Reading!