I don’t know why, but I really haven’t been in the mood to do a wrap-up post lately. Every time I thought about it, I decide to do something else, which is why I was able to post a few reviews recently, lol.
Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.
Not much happened in May other than catching up on doctor appointments, hanging out with a friend, and visiting family I hadn’t seen in a year, which was fun and much needed. Other than that, I read and tried to save but ended up buying too much anyway. I’ll try again in July.
One fun thing I did was travel on the train to another state. I’ve only ever done that twice, and I really enjoyed it. Would love to do it again for a longer trip, maybe cross-country.
A fun thing I did in May was participate in the Wyrd & Wonder fantasy-celebration event. With the exception of the book below, I only read fantasy books, comics, and picture books in May.
I ended up reading a total of 14 things. Check out my W&W wrap up for the other 13 books.
I completed The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris in May. It’s a contemporary thriller about a young Black woman working at a publishing company in NYC where she’s the only the Black female employee. But one day another Black woman is hired and weird stuff start happening. (I go into more detail in my review.) The book isn’t at all what I expected or what it’s hyped up to be. I liked it at first but slowly lost interest until I was seriously tempted to DNF it.
I do hope I go back to reading longform articles one day, but for now, I have nothing to add in this section.
Around the blog-o-verse
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— Imyril recently posted this, but I’m including it in my May wrap-up post because she lists the wrap-up posts of all Wyrd & Wonder participants. Check them out to get some amazing fantasy book recommendations!
Some stuff I pubbed
In May, I posted reviews of some of the best books I’ve read so far this year:
— Contemporary novel that’s also a satire about a young Black man working in sales at a startup company in NYC.
— Historical fiction novel about a female serial killer. It’s based on a real person.
— Fantasy novel about a fire witch who joins a band of other female magicians to protect a young heiress. There is a bit of a mystery subplot to it.