4 Books You Should Read During May
It's finally feeling like spring around here! Colorado's crazy weather is starting to play nice and we've been given several lovely sunny days. One of my favorite things to do on a warm spring day is sit on my back balcony and read in the sunlight, maybe even with an iced tea beside me. Anyone else with me on that??
Guys, it's springtime! Put away the cell phone and break out an actual book. Listen to the birds chirping and the wind moving through trees, watch the rain pour down on a rainy day, or hike to a favorite spot. Then, pull out one of these books and read away!
The oldie but goodie: Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anyone who knows me knows I'm an avid Jane Austen fan. Have been for about fifteen years
or so. I've read all of her works (even the unfinished ones) and Persuasion is one of my
favorites. It's her last completed novel and you can see how she grew as a writer when you
read the novel. Really, an underrated story that always leaves me a little teary-eyed.
The fantastic non-fiction: Looking For Lovely by Annie F. Downs
I'm halfway through this one and, oh my goodness is it good! Annie's one of my favorite non- fiction authors because she talks DEEP while keeping things fun. She's hilarious but I end every chapter with something to ponder. Plus, the cover on this book is beautiful.
The newcomer: The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin
This one came out on May 1st! It's brand-spankin' new and I'm going to read it for the first
time this month. Read it with me, because I'd love to hear your thoughts as I process mine as
well! This novel is the first in a new trilogy and from what I've heard of it already, I'm going to
be waiting with bated breath for the sequel to arrive.
The favorite: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
One of my all-time favorite trilogies written by one of my all-time favorite authors. Start with
the first one (duh) and prepare for the NEED to read the next one once you finish. Sanderson is
an artist, and he creates beautiful stories. I cry every time I read the series. And every person
I've recommended this to has ended up loving it, so that also tells you a thing or two.
What's on your reading list for May? What books would you put in these four categories? Let me know; I'm always on the hunt for good reads, old or new!