Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 2016 Wrap Up!

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I'll be wrapping up May for you guys. This last moth I read a total of 7 books! This is more than my usual because I am finishing up school. That means more reading time for me, and more books in my wrap ups! I'm looking forward to getting back on schedule with my challenge as well.

Well, here are the seven books I read, from worst to best.

7.) Imperfect Love by Isabella White
Unfortunately, I was once again let down. The story was kind of all over the place, and the characters weren't developed enough for me to actually connect with them. I didn't write a full review on this because I just really had nothing to say. The book was just all over the place.

6.) Hell Bent by Karen Crompton
This is another disappointment. I really wanted to like Hell Bent, but the plot and characters both weren't dynamic. It just fell flat for me. The plot was there, it just wasn't executed well enough. However, there were times when real promise showed. You can find my full review of the book here.

5.) Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
I don't really know what to think of Storm. I picked it up on a whim once I saw it on my overdrive app, and just decided to go for it. A lot of my friends on goodreads really enjoyed this series debut, and it just fell flat. I didn't like the main male character, but the protagonist was entertaining. However, I didn't care enough about the characters to enjoy the book as much as I wanted.

4.) One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
This novel is a breath of fresh air. One Paris Summer is exactly that. The book follows Sophie, who goes to Paris with her brother for a summer to spend time with their estranged father. Though the book does have a cute romance, my favorite thing about the book was the familial relationships. This was such a cute summer read. I had a couple flaws, but it was an enjoyable read.  You can find my review here.

3.) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
I had to read Of Mice and Men this month for my English class. I would've enjoyed the book a lot more if it wasn't for the fact that i was spoiled about the ending before I even started reading it. This book was so bittersweet and I am happy that I read it.

2.) The Sound of Us by Julia Hammerle
The Sound of Us was such a great read. I had a couple issues here and there, but I had so much fun. Music was a huge aspect of the book, and it made me like it that much more. The ending itself leaves room for interpretation, and I really loved it. If you want to know more about the book and my thoughts, check out my review here.

1.) The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This novel is by far my favorite of the month. In fact, it is one of my favorites of the whole entire year. Only one other book has gotten five stars from me this year. (Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner)  I was so worried that I wouldn't love this book, and thankfully my worries were put to rest. You can check out my review here!

Posts of the Month!

Triannual Rewind: Most Disappointing Books
April 2016 Wrap Up!
Book Review: Switched (Trylle #1) by Amanda Hocking
Book Review: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
Currently Reading/TBR - And I Darken, The Unexpected Everything
Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Picked Up on a Whim
Waiting on Wednesday #2
Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads
Book Review: Hell Bent by Karen Crompton
My Experience With Netgalley!
Book Review: The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
Book Review Train! 1st Stop: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
My (Tentative) Summer TBR!

And that is my May wrap up! What did you read this month?

Thanks guys for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. I'm glad you liked The Unexpected Everything so much. Storm was alright, but I wasn't completely sold on it, but I may continue the series.

    1. Thanks Lauren! Yeah I feel the same way. If I continue with the series, it will be a spur of the moment thing.

  2. I love John steinbeck, and Morgan Matson... literally everything I've read from both. :-) Happy June!

    1. I'm glad you love them! Have you read anything else of Steinbeck? You too!

  3. It looks like you've had a really good month! I remember really loving Of Mice and Men when we read it for English too. It is such a sad end but you also completely understand why it had to happen :/

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I definitely agree with you. While I wished it didn't happen, it was the only thing that could have been done in the situation. :(

  4. I'm definitely going to be reading the Unexpected Everything this summer, you're review really got me excited about it. I remember reading Of Mice and Men in high school, I still can't think about that book without getting misty-eyed. I hope you enjoy June!

    1. I'm glad I convinced you!! I won't be ready for another sad book for a while after reading that. However, I was spoiled for the ending (someone wrote it in my copy of the book!) it was still really impactful. Thank you! You too. :)