Our May Reading List: Books to Read This Month

May Reading List

If you enjoy reading a little bit or a lot, there is something for everyone in our reading list. Here are 6 books that are on our May Reading List

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

We didn’t expect much from this book in all honesty. But the book makes you feel happy, elated and sad all at once for Michelle Obama; as Michelle writes about her life and how she met Barack Obama. By the end of the book you really start to love Michelle Obama especially if you didn’t find yourself too captivated by her to begin with.

2. Meet Cute by Helen Hunting

This is a fantastic rom com following the lives of Dax and Kailyn. It is a light read with plenty of laugh out moments. The story follows on from when Kailyn meets Dax, first at university. The story has some great moments and many aha moments on perspective.

3. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

While this book officially launches in 2 days time, we cant wait to get our hands on it after The Kiss Quotient. Here is the summary:

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, not big, important emotions – like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better – that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly refuses to consider a relationship, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. So when the opportunity arises to go to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down. This could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go quite as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working… but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

As Esme’s time in the United States dwindles, will Khai let his head catch up with his heart? Will he find the strength to let go, and let love in?

4. 12 Rules for Life

When you pick up this book, you might be tempted to read the 12 chapter titles and feel you understand the rules. But no, you have to follow the story along with the author who convinces and substantiates why each rule is important. This book is a great read to add to your reading list for May. The author takes a more philosophical approach convincing the readers which is great for anyone who doesn’t like the cliched cheesy writing often found in numerous self help books.

5. Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul by Mrs Hinch

Mrs Hinch is so positive you can literally feel her energy on the pages. If you enjoy a tidy orderly home that is your sanctuary, you need to read this book. Build a home that is your sanctuary one that you never want to escape.

6. Still me by Jojo Meyes

The story continues for Lou in the sequel to Me before you. The book tells a compelling tale of Lou’s travels to New York.

7. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

In Kahlil Gibran’s inspirational masterpiece-the most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century-a prophet named Almustafa is about to board a ship to travel back to his homeland after twelve years in exile when he’s stopped by a group of people who ask him to share his wisdom before he leaves. In twenty-eight poetic essays, he does so, offering profound and timeless insights on many aspects of life, including love, pain, friendship, family, beauty, religion, joy, sorrow, and death.

Steer Clear: The Book Your Must Avoid

Lastly, if in the history of books there was a badly written book it is The Mister by EL James. Save yourself the agony and do not purchase. The book’s writing is terrible and hard to follow. The plot is even worse. If like us you let curiosity get the better of you, the book will leave you frustrated with the poor writing.