May 15, 2021

Goodreads Update May '21 Part 1

Welp, I'm back on my bullshit again. I've added 11 books to my TBR in the last 2-ish weeks since my last post. Here they are.

Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun - This is a collection of essays about trying to be productive and stable person in this weird, volatile time in history.

First Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara - This is a really weird fantasy novel. Lark was raised to kill the monsters, but the government tells him the monsters aren't real and his magic isn't real and they charge his with abuse and assault. But he refuses to admit defeat.

The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray - This novel follows the history of a castle in France from 1774 to 1940s and all the women who protected it in each of the catastrophic years in endured.

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders - This is a YA sci-fi novel about Tina, the daughter of an alien hero, disguised as a human to hide. One day soon, she will be called to fulfill her duty.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles - My hubby gave me some books for Mother's Day and this is one of them. A WWII novel set in France and something to do with a library.

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin - This is the other WWII novel hubby gave me for MD. This one set in London, but also with books.

Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter - And the third book husbandface got me for MD. He asked me about it as an idea for my son for his birthday. I guess I responded appropriately because it ended up as my gift. My son can borrow it if he wants.

Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass - This YA novel is set in Tobago. So that's cool. Reyna grew up on her family's resort and now she is running the place. All her friends are deciding what they want to do with their lives and moving on and she's still here, in stagnation.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - When Hannah's husband disappears, he leaves a note to her to protect her step-daughter, Owen's daughter from his first wife, who died when Bailey was young. Bailey and Hannah have to put together the pieces to find out who Owen really is, and they have to build a relationship to do that.

John Eyre by Mimi Matthews - A retelling of Jane Eyre with swapped genders. Yes please. I've read a lot of JE retellings, but not one with a male main character. This should be interesting.

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner - This is a memoir by a Korean-American woman. It's about her childhood with her Korean mother and how they bonded while making food. Her mother died of cancer and she is remembering their time. H Mart is a food store in some parts of the US. I don't have one, but I've heard of it. Apparently, they have a wide Asian Food section.

Ok. Those are the new books on my Goodreads TBR so far in May. What has caught your eye recently?