What I’ve Been Reading (May)

Recent Reads

It’s time for Show Us Your Books! Here’s the books I’ve read since the last link-up, in order of my favorite to least favorite:

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison 

Book Review - No One Knows

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  

This is one of the first books I’ve read that almost lives up to it’s reputation of “a mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train”, almost but not quite. I really enjoyed the book, I didn’t want to put it down and really wanted know what happened next. The twists in it also took my complete surprise. I really liked the main character Aubrey, until the end. I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, but appreciated the fact that you found out what happened to everyone. Definitely recommend it for mystery/thriller lovers.

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

3.5 out of 5 stars 

I really enjoyed this book, I think it was a great YA novel, that really tapped into all the emotions that everyone feels leaving high school. I loved the characters and was super invested in the love story. I also loved the Native American stories woven into it. The lack of ending brought it down for me though. Read a full review here.

After You by Jojo Moyes 

Book Review - After You

3 out of 5 stars 

I was slightly disappointed by After You. I went into it treating it as a separate story from Me Before You as I saw a lot of people recommend but I still didn’t love it. I liked the Luisa in Me Before You better, she felt like an entirely different character, and the story just seemed to move a little slow. I think I would have been fine it all ended after Me Before You.

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante 

Book Review - The Days of Abandonment

2 out of 5 stars 

I struggled to finish this one. It follows a woman throughout the months following her husband leaving her for a younger woman. The reason I didn’t enjoy it could be that I don’t relate to her situation at all, but I think she was an absolute nut job who completely neglected her children. I also thought the book was unnecessarily too vulgar. It was too much for me. I say skip this one.

Linking up with Steph and Jana.

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  • Emily Dunham

    I keep seeing previews for Me After You and it really has me wanting to read it!

    • You have to! I keep tell my mom and best friend that they must read it before the movie comes out so they can go with me!

  • The first one sounds like my kind of book.

    I tried another Ferrante book and couldn’t get through it.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggled with Ferrante. After I saw all of the raving reviews, I thought I must be missing something!

  • Molly Middleton

    So interesting you didn’t like After You because of everyone talking about it…I still haven’t bought it and i’m debating it. Ps…i’ve probably told you before, but you should link up with us for Bookworm Wednesday next month 🙂

    • It’s definitely worth the read if you liked Me Before You so you can see what happens next and it wasn’t bad…just no where near as good as Me Before You!

  • A Mindful Migration

    No One Knows is already on my TBR. I’m glad you overall liked it and I’m a big mystery/thriller fan. The Love that Split World fell a bit flat for me but I think Henry is a good writer and want to see what she writes next.

    • I’m a big mystery/thriller fan too so I definitely recommend No One Knows. I did enjoy Henry’s writing style, it was just the ending that really threw me off!

  • I did not love After You either. It was too busy for a sequel.