May has been a challenging month at work so far, as I expected, and so I have been mostly drawn to cozy mysteries, thrillers and cozy SFF books – easy reads with nice, clear endings and no bleak literary fiction (which I will probably crave very soon, after so much warmth and positivity).
I haven’t been on the mood lately to post reviews and I feel a bit guilty about that – especially for books that I love, I do want to write glowing reviews and shout about these books, but also I have been enjoying so much just… reading for fun. And with no reviewing in mind, at all. This month, as said, I’m being very picky and just reading books that I think I will LOVE and it’s going really well so far.
Weekly Wrap Up
Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenhein / audiobook / currently reading
I started this last week and tried to finish it this week but turned out that I was more in the mood for a thriller and so I started another audiobook, putting this one a bit on the side. I have maybe 1h30 left on the audiobook, so I expect to finish it this upcoming week! While I am not loving this (at all), it did inspire me to clean up my desk and it does make me a bit happier to see my clean workspace now.
The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey / hardcover / 5 stars
I had such fun reading this! The Satapur Moonstone is book 2 of the Perveen Mistry series, a cozy mystery series set in 1920s India and following Perveen, a lawyer who, because she’s a woman, is able to take up cases that no other lawyer can take due to the strict separation between men and women for some religions in the country. I think objectively this was a 4-star read (I felt like it was a little bit cheesy), but it just came in the perfect time and gave me all the warm feelings in a week that was otherwise very stressful. It is the perfect escapist read – the writing was so lovely vivid that I felt transported into the world could picture the characters perfectly well. Such a great book.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson / audiobook / currently reading
This book came highly recommended by my sister, who is my reference when it comes to thrillers. So when I saw this was available on Scribd, I couldn’t help alternating the spark-joy book with something a little… bloodier. So far this is a very entertaining read!
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune / paperback / currently reading
I just started this and it’s already so adorable! I hope to love it but I’m trying to keep my expectations in check – every time people love a book I tend to overshoot my expectations and then end up disappointed. I am hoping this will be another escapist, lovely read.