This meme is hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. By the first Saturday of the month, I’ll pick three books from my massive TBR pile and then you will vote which one I read. Majority vote wins and I’ll post the winner on the second Saturday of the month. Then I will read the book and on the last Saturday of the month I’ll share what I thought about the book you picked for me to read. Fun right ? I’ve tweaked this meme just a little and will also share with you what I plan to read for the month. Voting is at the bottom.
Wow it’s May ya’ll! April flew by for me and I’ll be honest. I read only 4 books last month. It was a busy month, and I didn’t really have any desire to read as a result. I’m hoping for a better month this month. However May is packed full of end of school year activities with my son so I’m only holding myself to five 😉
Legendary by Stephanie Garber: I LOVED Caraval! It was one of my favorite reads last year. When I first heard that the author was releasing a second story I was so stoked. I cannot wait to dive into this one and find out more about the elusive Mr. Legend.
Then There Was You by Melissa Liasson: Occasionally, I get in the mood for a sweet contemporary romance. This promises to be one.
True Storm by L.E. Sterling: So I listed this book as one I plan to read. However I haven’t even started the series yet. This will be a binge of the series and I hope to start it this week. I love a good dystopia 😀
Falling For You by Becky Wade: Another contemporary, set in a small town. I love these!
Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe: I love this author and I’m so excited to read her newest series which sounds fantastic! Think cross between Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.
Time to Vote!
Because I apparently suck at keeping to a schedule, I have a few 2018 ARCs I haven’t had a chance to read yet that have already came out. Which of these do you think I should make a priority in May?
The Call of the Rift: Flight by Jae Waller
A rebellious indigenous heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller’s stunning debut fantasy.
Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn’t part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer.
Then the air spirit Suriel, long thought dormant, resurrects a war. For Kateiko, protecting other tribes in her confederacy is atonement. For Tiernan, war is a return to the military life he’s desperate to forget.
Leaving Tiernan means losing the one man Kateiko trusts. Staying with him means abandoning colonists to a death sentence. In a region tainted by prejudice and on the brink of civil war, she has to decide what’s worth dying — or killing — for.
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends comes another unforgettable story of loss, hope, betrayal, and the quest for truth
Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.
Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.
Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart.
OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
Your turn! What are you reading this May? Share below