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May Wrap Up 2022

Hello readers! This is my wrap up for May. This is going to be a short post because I did a wrap up of Bookoplathon in May, which you can check out HERE. I read 1 book before Bookoplathon (that I ALMOST forgot about) and 3 books after (including one of my most anticipated releases of the year). This has been my best reading month so far this year and I hope that’s a good sign.

So, I listened to Ain’t Burned All the Bright on Libby and I realized a few weeks later that I had messed up. This is a mixed-media format novel, so I hope to read it again later this year. Next time I’m at the library I’m going to look for it.

I understood the story just fine from the poetry in the book, BUT I think it would be a better experience with a real copy in my hands.

Here was the second mistake I made in May. I was participating in the Bookoplathon and there was a prompt for water on the cover and I thought The Doll People Set Sail would fit it perfectly. THEN, I start reading it only to get this feeling that I never read book 3. I was 60 pages in before I realized it and put it down for book 3 and read book 4 right after.

This series follows a family of porcelain dolls that have been owned by 4 generations of girls from the same family. In book one, Annabelle hasn’t been outside of her dollhouse her entire life (unless the child who owns them puts her outside). She is having mid-life crisis of sorts and wants to go exploring around the house. In each book, Annabelle and her friend Tiffany go on many misadventures and have to try not to get caught by the humans.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler was one of my most anticipated books of 2022. Once I got it from Libby, I dropped everything to read it.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler is about a girl named Chloe. She gets kissed by her long-time academic rival Shara Wheeler right before she disappears without a trace. She teams up with Shara’s boyfriend and Shara’s best friend (whom she also kissed) to find out where she went.

I like that this is a YA version of Casey McQuiston. I really didn’t like their first book, but I LOVED One Last Stop. This book follows seniors in highschool just trying to find their way in life within this ultra religious school. This book reminded me a lot of Paper Towns, except it doesn’t end when they solve the mystery of the missing girl. I really enjoyed this book and all the characters, except Shara herself. I realized while reading this book that I really don’t like those Manic Pixie Dream Girl types and Shara is one of them for sure.

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