May Wrap-Up 2018

Hello! It’s been awhile and I unfortunately won’t ever post an April 2018 Wrap-Up or May TBR because I was so busy at the end of April. I’m mostly free now, with only a week and half until school gets out. AP testing is over (and went surprisingly well), so now I’m waiting out the days until I’m officially a high school senior!

In May, I read seven books, one of which being a short story collection. I started out by finishing The Night Circus (4 stars) and Obsidio (4 stars), which I had technically started in April, but abandoned in favor of AP prep-books. Both were really good, but missing something. I should have reviews for them sometime soon!

Then I read Labyrinth Lost and The Cruel Prince, both of which were incredibly disappointing two-star reads. I thought I would enjoy them both a lot more, but…I did not. At all. So if you’re interested in seeing my thoughts, wait for a review probably once school gets out at this rate (or next weekend?).

Last weekend, I finished Vicious by VE Schwab, which I f i n a l l y got to. It wasn’t exactly my type of book, but I ended up giving it five stars because I couldn’t stop thinking about how clever it was. It really snuck up on me. I should also have a review to come for that one (and it’ll be lengthy with feels!)

And finally, for school, I read The Interpreter of Maladies, a short story collection by Jhumpa Lahiri (who wrote The Namesake), which was for my creative writing class, and The Catcher in the Rye for Honors American Literature. I gave both of those four stars too. If you’re looking for a good short story collection, I highly recommend Lahiri’s. It’s written so beautifully and all of the stories have really fleshed out characters for being so short. As well, The Catcher in the Rye became one of my favorite required readings, and I finished it yesterday (technically in June, but shh).

Anyway, I hope you all had a great May!

-Book Hugger

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