Hope you are doing well. I’m currently on vacation to Florida visiting family. Not so lucky because weather forecast to rain all day and all week.
In May, I read a few excellent middle grade books. I started out with The Phantom Twin. From the same publisher, First Second, I found my library had Best Friends, a memoir by Shannon Hale to read and it was fantastic. I wish I had that book when I was in 5th grade. Best Friends was actually a follow up to Real Friends. My son read both and I recommended my sister-in-law to get it for my niece. Then a fellow Instagrammer introduced me to Roller Girl and I loved it. My 8 year old son read it 4 times! I also read a two books in one, Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball and Amelia Fang and the Unicorn of Glitteropolis, a giveaway win. Since my son’s reading, I wanted to introduce him other books so I read Con Quest! and it was interesting. A whole new world of comic con I know nothing about.
I started reading A Game of Thrones in April and finished it in May. As I was reading it, I found out my library has a graphic novel for it, part 1 of it and I stopped to read. I loved both the graphic novel and the original book. I had the book, The Arrangement for a long time and was mad at myself for not reading it sooner because it was excellent! I loved the secret life of madam and high paying escorts.
In May, I participated in two read alongs: Circe and Cormoran Strike series. Circe has a new paperback release. I have yet to finished reading book 1 of Cormoran Strike so I will talk more about it next month. I also read one nonfiction called All Boys Aren’t Blue and it was interesting.
I have never attended a book con or comic con or any cons for that matter. So when Fierce Reads hosted a Zoom Meeting to meet Marissa Meyer and Shannon Hale, I joined. Shannon’s memoir Real Friends and Best Friends are must reads! You already know Marissa’s Lunar Chronicles and Renegades series. She’s coming out with a new book: Instant Karma!
In May I had an accident, falling down on the cement floor from riding my son’s scooter. It hurts so bad! Still healing and hurting even today, some 3 weeks later. Yeah, might as well take the opportunity to get a book picture with my injury lol.
So that’s my May 2020. How was yours?