Hi everyone! It’s been a while and I’m so, so sorry for that. I’m currently taking three summer college courses and uh…Statistics has been rough. I think I’m allergic to math. That is my self-diagnosis. Anyways, let’s talk about MAY! And fun things!
Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor is about a homeschooled math genius who has to go to a SHAKESPEARE-THEMED summer camp in order for her parents to allow her to attend Oxford University. I had no idea what to expect going into this book but oh my gosh, it was good. It was funny and fun and full of cute little theater moments! Did it do anything revolutionary? No. Did it save me from a reading slump because it was a fun time? YES. Wednesday Books has been killing it with their contemporaries this year and I’m all for it. I gave this one 4.25/5 stars!
One For all by Lillie Lainoff was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I’m so sad to go on record to say that it did kind of disappoint me. This story follows a girl who has POTS, and yet her dream is to be a Musketeer. She’s given the opportunity to join a secret group of female Musketeers, and along the way she takes it upon herself to find out what happened in a family member’s suspicious death. I WISH I LOVED THIS. It just read a little younger for me, and I felt bored during most of it? I’m an unfortunate mystery snob and so when the mystery disappoints me my whole day is ruined. Overall, this is a 3/5 star read.
Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kitcoyne follows a girl named Laurel who is forced to use her magic to protect her rural community against a terrible creature who has reawakened, determined to kill her and take her farm as its own. I have no thoughts regarding this book. None. Zero, zip, zilch. It’s summery? But spooky? And insanely weird. I have no idea what happened and whether or not I’m upset about it. My review for it will definitely be well-articulated.
blog posts from around the blogosphere (i wish i had more before my summer went off the rails 💀)
May was Asian and Pacific Islander month, and Fanna recommended an incredible 110 fiction books by Asian and Pacific Islander authors!
It was Rachel’s 2nd blogiversary and she’s one of the funniest bloggers I know, and is always fun to talk to! Also, she has impeccable taste in books.
Dinipandareads wrote a gorgeous review on The Empress of Salt and Fortune!
Flower of Evil is officially my number one K-drama of all time. The romance + thriller hybrid is so well-done and I might make a whole review on it because what a masterpiece.
Only Murders in the Building is so good too! It’s a limited comedy mystery murder series and it’s honestly such a good time.
I’m currently watching Spy x Family and Crash Landing On You and they’re both incredible so far. EDIT: I also just started Stranger Things Season 4 oh golly oh gosh.
Top Gun: Maverick…well, let’s just say I’m in love with Rooster. Might also write a full review on it (by which I mean ramble nonsense about all my favorite parts and end with the mindblowing reveal that I still haven’t seen the first Top Gun all the way through).
Okay! WordPress is being unbearably slow so I might make a mini-cinema review post where i make reviews for the tv/movies I talked about above. Tell me: how was your May??? And please link any recent favorite posts below!