The Books I Read In May

Monday, June 3, 2019

This month was a bit of a struggle to get through even two books. For starters, I watched Dead To Me, so that took up a chunk of my time. If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend it. It's sooo good. Some of my friends have even binge watched it in 2 days. I took a little more time than that, but it really is that good. Anyway, back to the books. I made it through two books last month, and really need to pick up my pace if I want to reach my goal of 35 books this year (I'm currently at 13 🤦🏼‍♀️). I'm hoping that with summer here, I'll have more opportunities to kick back and read at the beach, pool, or just here at home.

Here are the two books I read in May:

1. Property of Folsom Wolf by Don Lasseter     3/5 stars
Since it had been about 20 years since I read a true crime novel, I decided to download this one after I saw it on BookBub for $1.99. It sounded interesting enough, as most true crime novels do, and for the most part it was quick reading. The book tells the incredible true story of Cynthia Coffman, the St. Louis housewife who abandoned her family and became the sex-slave of ex-Folsom Prison convict Greg Marlow, known to his fellow inmates as "Folsom Wolf". Together, the pair went on a cross-country spree of sex, torture, and murder that ended with their convictions and death sentences. There were parts of this book that were difficult to read (i.e., mainly the graphic details of the murders). If you like true crime and can withstand disturbing and gory details, you'll like this one.

2. The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders    4.5/5 stars
I just finished reading this book, and I really, really liked it. It's a dystopian novel that takes place in the near-future United States where a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life. She has an identical twin sister, Mira. shortly after the book begins, their secret is discovered. This book was full of suspense and constant action. The dystopian element lends itself to creating a very engaging book that's hard to tear yourself away from. This book is one of two books in a series. After I finished reading this, I downloaded the follow up book The Rule of Many.

What are you currently reading? Leave a comment if you have a recommendation for me.

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