May 2019 Reading Wrap-up!


Goodness Gracious! I read and reviewed a lot during May! Click on the links to read my full reviews.

The East End by Jason Allen ★★★★☆
The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters ★☆☆☆☆
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick ★★★☆☆
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth ★★★★☆
A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent ★★★☆☆
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides ★★★★★
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ★★★☆☆
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin ★★★☆☆
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan ★★☆☆☆
Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆
Our House by Louise Candlish ★★☆☆☆
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆

Children’s Book
Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester ★★★★★

Short Stories
The Landlady by Roald Dahl ★★★★☆
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
The Way Up To Heaven by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl ★★★★☆
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe ★★★★☆
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe ★★★★☆
A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger ★★★★☆

Ellie and the Harpmarker by Hazel Prior ★★★★★

The Writer Who Couldn’t Answer Standardized Test Questions About Her Own Work

As of May 31, I have read 56 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. According to Goodreads, I am way ahead of schedule!

Finally, the following are the books I started in May but haven’t finished yet. Reviews for these will come in the next few days. Stay tuned!


That’s it for May!


Edgar Allan Poe Coffee Mug #EdgarAllanPoe #coffee #tea


Commission link:

I have been posting a lot of Poe-related story reviews lately so I took a quick peek on Amazon to see if there were any cool Poe-related items… and look what I found! How cool is this mug!? No serious Poe fan should be without it, right? The mug is covered with quotes and images from Poe’s work. It holds 12 ounces and comes in a nice gift box. The side of the box says “Nevermore quaff your coffee from an ordinary mug.” AWESOME!

This is sold by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild on Amazon.  I have no affiliation with them, I just love this mug! I know you do, too!

Buy this mug and “Poe” yourself a nice cup of coffee or tea!  HA!

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The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters ★☆☆☆☆ #BookReview

raven's talePrimary Genre(s): Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Published: 16 April 2019 by Amulet Books
Page count: 368
Format: eBook
Memorable: No
Cover: Creative
Pacing: Super slow
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: No
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My rating: ☆☆


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