Video: May Reading Wrap-Up

May reading wrap-up time!

This month is all about marriage thrillers. This is what happens when happily ever after becomes crappily ever after. It’s treacherous business, wedded bliss.

Yeah, yeah, I know we still have about a week left in May. It’s a little bit premature for me to be posting my wrap-up. But it’s for good reason. I want to leave next week open for the Booktube Prize quarterfinals. I’m so excited to talk about another bunch of wonderful books.

In other news, meet our new puppy, Lulu! I know I’m totally lame for doing this, but the kid and I even made an Instagram account for her (go ahead and insert your eye roll here).

So, here’s my May reading wrap-up:

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon flips the haunted house story: instead of unwittingly moving into a haunted house, our main character knowingly builds one.

As Long as We Both Shall Live by Joann Chaney

I can’t tell you much about this book without giving it away. Expect the unexpected. Joann Chaney also thrilled me with her gritty suspense book What You Don’t Know.  

For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt

How does one get away with murder? Badly, if you go by this book. Word to the wise: if your marriage is on the downlope, don’t be co-conspirators in murder.

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Before she knew him, she was already dealing with mental illness, so when Hen accused her neighbor Matthew of being a murderer, no one believed her.

Also check out my other booktube book reviews this month:

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Similar to the sound recordings, we stitch together a narrative of this breaking family’s lives through the almost ambient recordings of their lives and conversations.

Golden State by Ben H. Winters

To tell a lie is to ask for jail time or worse – eviction from their utopian city. Speculative Service enforcer Lazlo is steadfast and relentless in this mission.


Watch this May reading wrap-up and other book reviews on my booktube channel on YouTube.  

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