Books I plan to read in May

Another month is here, and once again I’m linking up with Sheila at The Deliberate Reader to share the books I’m planning on reading this month.

I was pretty ambitious last month, planning out 12 books. I ended up finishing only 7 of the books on my April list, but I am in the middle of 3 others. There are 2 that I haven’t started yet.

I also finished the 2 remaining books on my book list from March, and read 3 unplanned books. So I read a total of 12 books, just not the ones I planned.

For May, I am going a little bit lighter again to give myself some time to catch up. I’m planning on reading these 8 books.



Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
How did I get it: I’m listening to it on Audible.
Why did I get it: It’s my YA Book Club selection for our meeting on May 18th.




The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s my Mom’s Book Club selection for our next meeting on June 2nd.




No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
How did I get it: I received a copy from the publisher.
Why did I get it: It’s one of the She Reads spring book selections.




The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I have been hearing great things about this book for several years, so I am FINALLY going to read it.




Pivot Point by Kasie West
How did I get it: I borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Kasie West is another author on my list for my new author challenge. I may also read The Distance Between Us this month, if I have time.




Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand
How did I get it: I was approved for this book on NetGalley.
Why did I get it: After being disappointed in The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, I wanted to try another feel good book store owner story.




You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour
How did I get it: I was approved for it on NetGalley.
Why did I get it: I liked David Levithan’s writing in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, so I decided to check out another one of his books.




The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson and A.L. Sonneichsen
How did I get it: I was approved for it on NetGalley.
Why did I get it: I love gymnastics, and I watched Shawn Johnson in the Olympics, so I had to read her new YA book.

What are you reading this month?

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14 Comments

  1. I am not nearly as organized as you are and don't plan out my books by month… šŸ™‚ But I'm finally reading Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project. I also just started Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I downloaded The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah to listen to on my phone, but I'm torn on this one. I started it once and gave up on it, but I've seen so many good reviews that I decided to give it another try… we'll see! I am curious about The Good Girl, so I look forward to that review.

    1. Yay! Enjoy The Happiness Project. I love Gretchen Rubin. I only made it about 10 pages in to Americanah. It's still on my currently reading shelf because I'm not ready to give up on it yet. Let me know what you think. I haven't read The Nightingale, but I also have heard many great things. It's on my list. I look forward to hearing what you think. I am hesitant about The Good Girl, but my sister assured me that it's good. šŸ™‚

  2. Oh I really want to read Tell Me Three Things this month too!!! AND The Sea of Tranquility has been on my TBR since forever. I've heard GREAT things about it. Hope you love it!

  3. I requested Happy People Read and Drink Coffee but haven't been approved yet…hopefully! It sounds like the story of my life! lol. Hope you LOVE The Sea of Tranquility. I read it last year and really enjoyed it. It's one of those books that definitely stays with you.

  4. I haven't heard of HAPPY PEOPLE READ AND DRINK COFFEE. I love the cover and the title! I will have to check that one out. I "liked" Readers of Broken Wheel, but wasn't as giddy about it as I had hoped to be since it was set in Iowa.

    1. Thanks! I started No One Knows, and even though I'm only a few chapters in, I'm really enjoying it. The verdict is still out on Tell Me Three Things – also only a few chapters in, but the tone is a little on the sarcastic side, and I'm not sure how it will end up working for me.

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