May was a pretty great month, for a lot of reasons. But also, I read 7 books and 15 issues of comics, so. And I even managed to review most of the books! Getting back in my groove this year and it’s awesome.
Maestra by L.S. Hinton – Tries to be mystery and erotica, but was a fail for me due to the constant art and designer clothes blather.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix – New book similar to Horrorstor, fun for the graduation time of year or for Halloween.
The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu – I love the Tao series! This novella focuses on Cameron Tan, really enjoyed it. Totally want more.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I finally got around to reading this super popular book and yeah it was pretty damn good. I hope they make a movie out of it, because I want to go there.
Grunt by Mary Roach – Mary Roach tackles military life in her new book out this month, and it’s super interesting. Hearing loss and penis transplants and stinky smells, oh my.
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger – My favorite of the month. It was fun, fast-paced, and original. Plus it comes with drink recipes! I’m really looking forward to reading more by this author.
The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips – I remember this being kind of buzzy a while back, so I grabbed it when I saw it at the library. Read it in one sitting and it was interesting… but probably not something I’d recommend. Not my kind of weird.
And now to the juicy stuff – stats.
STATS – BOOKS
Books read: 7
#Readmyowndamnbooks: 1 (14%)
Female authors: 4 (57 %)
Non-white authors: 2 (29%)
Format breakdown: 2 e-book, 5 print.
STATS – COMICS
Issues read: 15
Female authors/illustrators: 5
Non-white author/illustrators: 3
Format breakdown: All print.
I think this is the lowest percentage for POC authors I’ve had in a while, but still not too bad. It’ll be back up a bit in June. And a relatively new thing this month is that 3 of the 7 books were ARCs or review copies. Getting back into the NetGalley thing, so.
There will probably be a higher number of digital comics in June too – I’m in the 30-day trial for Comixology Unlimited so I’m going to try a few series I’ve been eyeing. Reading this month should be verrrrry interesting.