Books I Read in May

I think I've been too busy reading blogs this month, only three books to review...

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

This book blew me away. I haven't felt that emotionally invested in a character in a really long time.  Cameron Post takes you on a roller coaster of an emotional journey and gives you food for thought on love, whatever form it takes. It also felt like a very timely read given all the talk about same sex marriage these days. Hopefully it will strengthen your position on equal rights for everyone or change your mind about it.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This was a gritty, sometimes uncomfortable read and beautiful at the same time: a great story about love and redemption. I felt myself getting frustrated with Victoria (the protagonist), but I think that was by design and I burned through the pages wanting to know if she'd make the right choices in her life.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

This was a good sequel to Divergent, one of the better dystopian books I've read in a long time. Lots of action and lots more suspense than the previous book. Not sure which came out first, but it's very similar to the Matched series by Ally Condie... I'd give the edge to Veronica Roth and her more poetic writing style. Despite comparisons, it does not surpass The Hunger Games, unless the 3rd book is in any way decent, because Mockingjay was a huge disappointment in my opinion.


  1. ooo I'll have to check out some of those books - thanks!

  2. Curious about the Roth books, I have heard both sides, either better or worse than Hunger Games. I'm currently working my way through Hunger Games and like them (on book 2) and was thinking to start into the Roth books next as I'll still be in this "dystopian" mood. But, I hate starting a series until all books are published as I am impatient! :-)