Hello all! Happy May and happy Star Wars Day! I know I’m a few days late (also I missed a post that was scheduled for Monday…oops), but I’ve been super busy. My semester is coming to an end, so this has been put off to the side because school is important. HOWEVER, this means that I’m almost done with school and will have all the time in the world to read! Last year, I think I got through somewhere around 15 books in May. It’s the perfect time for me to just power through stuff that I’ve been meaning to read because I’m done with school and it’s before my summer job starts, so I have all the time in the world. It was really wonderful last year, and I’m really looking forward to doing that again.

I don’t usually do set TBRs because I like having a bit more freedom and because I often randomly get books from my library’s eBook collection as I move off the waitlist. But May is one of my best reading months, and I have a ton of books I’ve been meaning to read, so I wanted to commit myself to reading at least some books. This is by no means an extensive list, as I do still want to have some freedom and openings.  I expect to read more than what I list here, but these particular 7 are ones I am set on reading this month. I also have a goal for the summer to read more non-fiction books, especially because I’ve been accumulating them over the past year, so I’m going to slip some of those in after I get through these as well.


RESTORE ME by Tahereh Mafi

This one is first up on my list because I have the eBook on loan through my library and it expires in a week, so I need to get on it. I’m sure I’ll be able to finish it before it’s due, I just need to actually have an opportunity to start it.



This is another I have on loan, so I need to get cracking on this one as well. I have a bit more time before it’s due (10 whole days!), but I’ve been waiting on it for forever. Everyone seems to think it’s better than Stalking Jack the Ripper, so I’m extra excited because I liked that one a lot.



Ok, I don’t think this one even needs much explanation. I just want to see more of the Inner Circle and prepare for the spinoff series.


THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw

I’ll be honest: the main reason I bought this book was for the cover. I was going to wait on it, but I had to have a copy that had the cover printed under the jacket. Also, people seem to really like it, so I guess that has something to do with it too.


GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

One of my goals this summer to read all the Neil Gaiman books I haven’t read yet (and eventually own all his books), and I bought a copy of Good Omens back in early March for this sole purpose. I also read my first Terry Pratchett novel in December and really enjoyed it, so I’m hoping this one will be really great!


FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh

I bought this book last summer, but it was never high enough on my priority list, so I never actually got to it. I am determined to read it this month, especially since Smoke in the Sun is out in early June. I really loved The Wrath and the Dawn duology, and this one is said to be like Mulan, so what is there to not look forward to?


CIRCE by Madeline Miller

In order for me to actually read this, I need to acquire a copy. I am hellbent on buying and reading this as soon as possible (after I finish these other books, obviously). The Song of Achilles became one of my favorite books when I read it in March, and I’ve read reviews saying that you can’t expect anything like TSOA from Circe (I’m thinking of Reagen Reads’ review in particular). However, what everyone is saying about it makes it seem like it is right up my alley, regardless of its differences from TSOA.

So these are my for-sure May TBR books! Like I said before, I am so stoked to actually have time to read for fun and to read what I want! For me, summer is full of books, and I absolutely love it.

What books are on your May TBR?

Keep reading,

Francesca M. Healy (1)

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