I was thinking I didn't do a great job with my May TBR, but when I went back and looked, I saw I had finished 2 of the 3 books there, and started the third. That gives me hope that if I decide to put something on a TBR here, I might read it.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry - Honestly, I have about 5 books on the go right now, but I didn't really feel like reading any of those. I stood in front of my shelves and chose one that spoke to me. This was it. I read half of it this weekend and I am enjoying it. Poppy and Alex have been best friends since college. Every year they take a vacation together no matter where they are in the world. 2 years ago a very bad thing happened on their trip and they haven't spoken since. This year, she's convinced him to take another trip together and try to get their friendship back, only she's also trying to stifle her attraction to him.
Yuki Chan In Bronte Country by Mick Jackson - I've been slacking on my 50 by 50 reading list, so I need to step up my game. I've decided to quit trying to find the right one on the list, and just read them in order. I mean, I want to read all these books. If I get a bad one, I'll just DNF it and mark it off. It's fine. My sister gave me this book for my birthday years ago and I've never gotten to it. It's about a girl who visits Haworth because it's the last place her mother went before she died. She stirs up family history and befriends a girl in the village and infuriates her sister. It sounds both elegiac and entertaining.
Wuhan Diary: Dispatches From the Original Epicenter by Fang Fang - I bought this back in 2020 knowing I would not have time for it anytime soon. Well, now I have time and it's on my 50 by 50 list. I am darkly fascinated by this whole COVID situation.
Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman - I have lots of biographies of writers on my TBR, but it looks like only one on my actual shelf. So here it is. I'll be interested to see what her take is on ole Charlotte. This meets the ReadHarder challenge to Read Biography of an Author You Admire.
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald - A recommendation from my sister. Also, it is small. Less pressure. This meets the ReadHarder challenge to Read a Book Set in a Book Store. I have many of these so in the event that I can't do it, I definitely have books that require less brain set in book stores.
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto - This is the book club book for June. I picked it in the hopes of getting more people to show up for book club. A lot of people have already read it. They say it's hilarious. I'm wondering how hilarious I'll find it with an Asian mother-in-law. We'll see. Oh, I should say the book is about a Chinese-American woman who accidentally kills a date and her aunties help her hide the body.
I'm hoping I will be able to read more than this, but I'm not holding my breath. June promises to be a chaotic month.