The May ’18 Overview
After last weeks abrupt return to blogging, it is now time to catch up on the books I finished in May. If you are a little confused as to why I am blogging about the books I finished in May when it is already September, it is quite simple: I don’t want you missing out on all the great books I’ve been reading and putting them all in one blog post would be too easy.
So what did I read in May? Read on and find out! As always they have been given a rating X out of 5 and a short review. If you click the title it will take you to the books’ Goodreads page.
“Station Eleven” – Emily St. John Mandel *****
This was a really great dystopian novel a la ‘The Passage’, but if you are reading that then you should finish it first. Since this book sort of spoils part of the plot of the subsequent books of that series. ‘Station Eleven’ is a great collage of stories of shortly before, during and a while after the apocalypse has happened and it does a great job slowly unfolding the overarching plot.
“Exit West” – Mohsin Hamid ***
A book club read I did not enjoy a lot. It was ok and touched on some great themes in relation to immigration/refugees and such, but I felt it could have been more interesting. It fell a little flat for me. Other people in the book club loved it though!
“Obsidio” – Amie Kaufman *****
The third and final book of the ‘The Illuminae Files’ series. I really enjoyed these books, they are visually entertaining and the plot is fun, twisty and features a crazy AI, space fights and no love triangles. What more do you want?
“His Bloody Project” – Graeme Macrae Burnet ****
I am still not sure if this story really happened or not, but it gave me ‘In Cold Blood’ vibes. I liked it, but I didn’t LOVE it. It was interesting to read the accounts of what happened from the killers perspective and then have additional info from the trial which makes you doubt everything again.
“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” – Gail Honeyman *****
I LOVED this book. It was so good. It made me feel all the feels and it is just amazing and you should read it. Like, if you read one book this year, read this book.
A solid 5 books, not too bad. I very much enjoy looking at the list above. I read some really great books this month.
So what’s next? We still have another 3 months to cover before I am up to date and they are not going to get shorter I am afraid. Have you read any of the books above? Or do you plan to? Let me know in the comments below!