May 2021 reading wrap-up

With the arrival of June, it’s time to take a moment to look back on the books I read during May. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. It allows me to explore far-off worlds, learn something new and simply entertain myself for a few hours. Of course, this love of books can lead to an enormous TBR. However, with a lot of dedication over the last two years, I have managed to reduce my TBR by quite a lot. This May 2021 reading wrap-up goes over the books I read during the month and what I thought about them. Perhaps by sharing these books, I can inspire others to read more and explore new genres or authors.

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May 2021 reading wrap-up

World of Warcraft: Traveler: The Shining Blade by Madeleine Roux

The final book in the Traveler trilogy. Initially, I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since it was written by a different author than the first two books. It did take a little bit to get into this book, possibly due to the slightly different writing style. The story did grow on me as I continued to read, even if there were some parts that felt a bit too convenient. Overall, I think this was a decent end to the trilogy and the author did do a good job of cleanly tying all of the storylines together.

Wings of Fire: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland

I had been a bit hesitant to read this one, as the previous few Wings of Fire books felt a bit flat. However, my son encouraged me to give it a try. For the most part, I did enjoy this story. The best part for me was a particular event, which I won’t go into detail about for those who haven’t read this series, but I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the series. While the ending felt lackluster, I believe that the remainder of the series does have the potential to get better from here.

Warriors: The Sight by Erin Hunter

This is the first book in the third Warriors series. There seems to be quite a big time gap between the end of the previous series and this one. I did enjoy seeing certain aspects of this new storyline begin to develop. Of course, there was also a nice tie-in to some of the previous books that had me excited to read this one. I will say, that I wish we got to see more of the other clans since all books thus far have focused solely on Thunderclan. A good start to what should be another amazing 6-book series. I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here.

Sword Art Online 13: Alicization Dividing by Reki Kawahara

The previous volume had left off at a huge cliffhanger. This left me eager to dive into this one. I really enjoyed this volume. The pacing was great, always something new happening without it feeling overwhelming. We get to learn more about the world and some of the characters and sets up the next volume well. As with all of the previous Sword Art Online books, I can’t go into too much detail, as I don’t want to ruin the story for those who haven’t read it yet. I will say, if you watched and enjoyed the anime, you need to read these light novels, as they go deeper into the story. Looking forward to reading the next one.

May 2021 reading wrap-up stats

  • Books read: 4
  • Books purchased: 1
  • Books purged: 13
  • Books DNF’d: 1

I hope you enjoyed my May 2021 reading wrap-up. What books did you read in May?


6 Comments

  1. I need to get busy and read more than just the first book in the Wings of Fire series! Also, I have had Erin Hunter books on my TBR list for a long time. Maybe this will be the summer I finally read one! Thanks for the May 2021 reading wrap-up. It’s always good to get firsthand recommendations.

    1. Author

      They are certainly worthwhile reads. Perhaps some summer reading in your future so you can get around to reading these books. I’m glad you enjoyed my mini reviews, especially since it inspires you to read more.

  2. I’m impressed with how much reading you do. Reviewing your titles, I realize that I don’t really venture far from my genres. I need to expand into other categories and discover new authors. I enjoy finding a good series and you’ve made some great recommendations in your posts. Thanks for the motivation to try something new.

    1. Author

      Thank you. Reading is my favorite past time so it’s easy to fit in quite a few books in a month. I understand I used to be very narrow in my reading previously but now I hit plenty of different genres and authors. I hope you do check out some of these books and others in the future.

    1. Author

      Thank you for the recommendation. I do enjoy historical fiction though I certainly don’t read it as often as I’d like.

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