After reading "The Darkest Minds" series, I am now one book ahead of schedule, which gives me the chance to plan my May reading list.
Book #1 - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The first book on my reading list is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor & Park is a story about two high school juniors that start off hating each other, but slowly grow their friendship into a blossoming love story. I'm excited to read this book because it's a low key, thought provoking novel that leaves room for epic take-away quotes such as:
I think the reason that I love this quote so much is it is similar to my favorite of all time, which is:
The second book on my reading list is Pulitzer Prize winner All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Tapping into my love of historical fiction, All the Light We Cannot See is about a blind French girl and a German boy who are surviving the devastation of WWII. I am excited about reading about this region during the Nazi occupation, because most of what you hear about is the War or military strategy. I want to know more about how the people of Europe lived when the War was on their own soil.
Book number 3 sort of snuck up on me as I was anticipating the release of (Book #4) Off the Page by the same authors. While I was admiring the cover of Off the Page, I noticed little tiny writing at the bottom that said "The Companion to Between the Lines". Crap. Okay. Read synopsis of Between the Lines......aaand I have my four books for May.
So basically Between the Lines is about a girl, Delilah, that spends all of her time with her nose in a book. She falls in love with a prince from a children's book, and one day that prince talks back to her. They try to find a way to get him out of the book and in her life.
My final book for May is Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer. This is a companion novel / sequel to Between the Lines where Delilah's prince finally makes it to the real world, only to discover that real life isn't the fairy tale he was created for. Chaos ensues as his doppelganger, who he switched places with, attempts to navigate the fairy tale world he now lives in. Meanwhile, the actual fairy tale takes on a life of its own, trying to compensate for a bunch of high school kids jumping in and out of a children's book.
I am anxiously anticipating reading Between the Lines and Off the Page, but I am saving them for last because Off the Page isn't released until May 19th. Yikes. You can pre-order it here though.
Anticipation for June's reading list: