May 3, 2022

Good Reads Update April 2022

I just realized it's May and I did none of my month-end posts. Prepare to see a whole hceking lot of those catch up posts this week. Today we'll start with a Goodreads Update.


Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge - This is the May book club book. It's pretty short. So I hope I can get it read. It's about a woman who marries to get out of her parents' house, then moves to Jamaica with her husband and sees a whole different side of being black.

Lazy Genius Kitchen

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, And Enjoy It Like Never Before by Kendra Adachi - I am always dreaming that I will one day enjoy cooking.

Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild - Ruby is being questioned by police for the murder of her husband. Ironically, this is a murder she DIDN'T commit. She goes back over the three bodies in her past and how she ended up here.

An Easy Death

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - This book is set in an alternate history where the U.S. has fallen and is being divided up between other countries and magic is used with abandon.

Master of Djinn

A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark - Set in early 1900s Cairo, there is a murderous Djinn on the loose and Fatma is hunting him down.

Hell Bent

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo - I might be jumping the gun, here. This is the second book in a series and I haven't read the first one, yet. It's set at Yale University, so dark academia.

Wicked As you Wish

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco - I thought this was one my list already. Maybe it's now on there twice. Anyway, I have had Rin Chupeco books on my list before, but never managed to read one.


The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal - This is a story told from the points of view of 6 women around the death of a child. The American au pair is arrested for the death, but not everyone is convinced she's the one.


Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta - YA retelling of Pride and Prejudice centered around debate competition. I'll give it a shot.

Killer Content

Killer Content by Olivia Blacke - Odessa is a new girl to NYC. She works in a bookstore/bar. Her coworker disappears mid-shift and her murder is caught in the background of a couple's engagement video. Her friend was a rising social media influencer and Odessa is determined to fine the murderer.

Plot is Murder

The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns - I found a list of new cozy mystery series and I added the ones that look the most interesting to my TBR. Also, doggies on the cover.

School for Good Mothers

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan - In this world, the government is watching for mothers who they think may not be as devoted to their children as they should be. Frida gets taken to a school to test the mothers.


The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd - Nell was a rising cartographer until she had a falling out with her father and he got her blacklisted. Now he's been murdered and Nell thinks the map that was the source of their conflict, might be why he was killed.

Skeleton Key

Under Lock and Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian - The description for this had me at hidden rooms and secret staircases.


Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou - This is a campus novel about a PhD student who finds a note in the effects of the person she is writing her dissertation on. This leads to a major discovery that instigates discussions of "yellow peril" and white supremacy in academia.

Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps Into Night by Traci Chee - YA Japanese-inspired fantasy. Miuko is cursed and turns into a demon who kills with touch, she goes off to find a way to break the curse.


Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho - Elena's oldest, bestest friend is now a k-pop idol. And he turns up to take her to prom.

Flip the Script

Flip the Script by Lyla Lee - I'm not sure what this is about but I liked her debut. Something about a k-drama actress.

Huh. I thought there were more. So that's it. See you tomorrow with May TBR!!