Back with another book blog post, although this probably doesn’t even count! May was a super busy month for me, I was working a lot and doing a lot so I didn’t read. I’m now two books behind schedule which is terrible but you’ll understand what was stalling me. Without further ado, here is what I read in May.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
I’ve had this book for forever and haven’t gotten around to reading it until very recently. I read this book over the course of two weeks – it stalled my progress for the whole month. The starting story is incredible and really intriguing but eventually the plot disappears completely and it just becomes a long-winded historical account of war-torn India. I like to learn new things so I don’t mind but it was quite boring in the end. I expected a story about mismatched individuals coming together and finding happiness regardless but that isn’t what is is.
Arundhati is an incredible writer and it was certainly descriptive and lovely but just not my cup of tea in the end.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
This is a really great book that’s long but so quick to read because the writing is easy and the plot moves quickly. It follows a young flapper who moves to New York to live with her uncle in the 20’s. She meets mysterious characters along the way but the main plot is of a sequence of murder mysteries that Evie can help to unravel with her supernatural gift. The characters are well developed, the concept is very unique and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The murders were dark so avoid if you don’t like gore or scary stuff. I’d recommend to nearly everyone!
That is it, unfortunately! Not a great month for reading so I’m sorry but I hope to balance it out soon!
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