May Wrap-Up 2019

Better late than never right? Lol. I thought I was never going to get to this post. But here we are. I’m super excited to say that I read EIGHT books in the month of May. That’s a first in a very long time. For today’s post, I’ll be talking about books I read, books I acquired, and things I watched. All book titles will link you to Goodreads.

What I Read


  1. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James ★★★★
    A mystery thriller novel set in a boarding school in Vermont. This book is written within two different perspectives/timelines, 1950 and 2014. One of my favorite reads with a small paranormal element. I have a mini review here.
  2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides ★★★★
    A mystery thriller novel about a woman who lives a normal life and one day out of the blue she kills her husband and goes mute. Never to speak again. Till a psychotherapist is convinved that he can change that circumstance around and unravel the truth. Mini review here.
  3. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren ★★★
    A contemporary romance about second chances and finding forgiveness. Another book with two timelines from the time the main characters are teenagers to present day adulthood. Mini review here.
  4. No Exit by Taylor Adams ★★★
    A mystery thriller novel about a young woman who is on her way to see her dying mother but she gets caught up in a blizzard and has to go to a rest stop till weather conditions permit her to drive. However, in the rest stop, she sees a little girl locked in an animal crate and now the stakes are high. Mini review here.
  5. Sadie by Courtney Summers ★★★★
    A YA mystery novel about a girl named Sadie who takes matters into her own hands to avenge her sisters death. However, a radio personality hears about the story at a gas station and decides to follow Sadie’s journey because she’s missing. Told through Sadie’s POV and podcast, best to listen through audiobook. Mini review here.
  6. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton ★★★★
    A contemporary historical fiction romance novel based in 1958 and present day about a grandmother and a granddaughter. When the grandmother dies, the granddaughter is to lay her grandmothers ashes in Cuba. However, the trip will reveal a lot of deep secrets about the exiled Perez family. Mini review of my favorite read here.
  7. Drowned in Milk Tea by Anne Chivon ★★★★
    My best friend sent me an ARC of her chapbook filled with beautiful poems about the good and bad of love, dealing with loss, and the memories. I will have a review up on release day, June 21st.
  8. The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang ★★.5
    A contemporary romance about an Autistic man whose mom decides to take his love life into her own hands and flies to Vietnam to find him a bride. Finding someone, she moves in and things take off. Mini review here.

Books Acquired

62B849C4-245B-4ECF-AF1B-C3889EE44DBDI got my second Book of The Month box filled with three books this time around. And I am happy to state that all three books were read! I feel like I’ve been doing really well with buying books and reading them as soon as I get them. It helps with not losing interest and then it sitting on my shelf for god knows how long.

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What I Watched

  • I finally finished season two of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and honestly, I found it kind of boring. However, I understand there was a lot of buildup for season 3 and will keep watching. I think season 3 will be very good. I did like the little plot twists and new characters.
  • And finally, I watched a childhood movie, Aladdin, with my brother and mami!!!! OMG we loved it so much and thought it was a great adaptation.

And that is all for today! This May Wrap-Up was better late than never. Hope your June is going well.

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7 thoughts on “May Wrap-Up 2019

  1. I wholly agree with you on GOT!!! Ugh worst season EVER. I’ll just forget it existed altogether, to be honest.
    I did find Sabrina a bit less interesting than I’d expected, as well. I don’t know if it’s because they introduced Nick and everything became a bit too dramatic for me in the romance department (when it had been so lovely before!) or just the story in general was a bit slow and all over the place. It actually started to look a bit like Riverdale, which is never a good sign xD
    Glad to hear you had so many lovely reads in May, Gretchen, and hope the rest of June is equally great! ❤

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    • YES YES YES!!!!!! i just rather remember GOT for the previous seasons lol

      i also thought the romance in sabrina was not needed at all. it felt forced, dramatic, and annoying. especially that love triangle angle they were trying to make. ehh didn’t enjoy it at all.

      i hope you have an amazing June as well. thank you !!!

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      • I quite liked Sabrina and Harvey, but as soon as Nick was introduced and the idea of a love triangle formed, I was over it … Plus, Nick sounds so artificial and unrealistic! Like he’s from some cheesy romance novel ugh

        Thanks so much ^^

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  2. Congrats on a great reading month last month!

    I actually got a copy of The Broken Girls in a Christmas book exchange! I am happy to see you gave it 5 stars.

    Happy to see you also enjoyed Next Year in Havana! I read it late last year and really enjoyed it too. Will you be reading the author’s newest book, When We Left Cuba, which follows Beatriz?

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    • Heyyyy!!! Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed Next Year In Havana. I read When We Left Cuba this month and also loved it!!! I hope you get to The Broken Girls because it’s a great thriller!!!


  3. Quality and quantity reading Month Twin! 🖤 I’m so happy to see you back in full swing with a genre you love 😃 I’ve also been thinking of starting Sabrina, probably still will. Aladdin lived up to my expectations unlike GOT 😒😂 Happy reading Twin! 💕

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    • LMAO!! GOT WAS A FAILURE!! I’m still mad lol. Aladdin was amazing and I’m glad you liked it!! Sabrina is cute.

      And thanks twin! I hope you have a great reading month!


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