May 2020 Book Wrap Up

I was hoping to have a few more books on my list this month but I did have some really great middle grade fiction on this list that I absolutely just curled up in their magical worlds and loved every minute. I think my favourite read this month is a hard one its a toss up between Verify and Starfell they invoked such a range of emotions in me which is why I loved them so much. There was also the hilarious adventures of Sam Wu which I would love to have so many that you could read one a month they just make me laugh so much. Let me know what you read last month in the comments and if you have any suggestions for me. 

Here is the list:


Starfell Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

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Opinion: The most magical and hilarious story I have read this year and if the second one is along the same lines it is going to be my favourite series of the year.


Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

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Opinion: A beautiful autobiography that leaves nothing out about the hardships of this gay man’s life and his relationship with his mother that really pulled at my heartstrings.


Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

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Opinion: Such a crucial and incredible book that is so relevant today when talking about fake news and controlling the narrative and also thrilling with characters that capture your heart.


Sam Wu is not Afraid of Sharks by Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang, Nathan Reed

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Opinion: It was just another whirlwind of fun and laughs but also talking about the idea of going and being invited to birthday parties as a young child and how much pressure is around the event.


Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs

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Opinion: This second book delved more into the issues of bullying which was done beautifully and really affected me but still had that magical element to it.


The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

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Opinion: This was a thrilling Sicilian detective novel I just can’t wait to read another I feel like this is going to become addictive.


Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami

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Opinion: I was interested in this story because it was so ordinary but unique at the same time but I felt quite frustrated with it as I wanted more.



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