I’m so happy that I am able to share the books I read in May in time compared to my April books (I shared that last week haha).
May was for sure a slow month of reading. The reason is I rarely have time now. Carter is going through a lot of growth and I want to cherish this newborn stage with Carter. When I do have a moment to myself (which is usually at night) I just want to sleep haha.
One of the books I read in May is by a Filipina author. I’m so excited to see more and more Filipino authors being recognized. If you’re new here, I’m Filipino and love the representation. I have been discovering more and more and some have been noted as bestsellers. So when I can get back to reading, I’ll be sure to share them with you all!
What I Read In May 2021
Nikki quit her dream job and moved to Hawaii to be with her parents when she found out her dad’s cancer progressed quickly. After her father passed away, Nikki is helping her mom serve Filipino dishes from their food truck, Tiva’s Filipina Kusina. The Maui food truck scene is extremely competitive especially when Callum and his brother’s food truck parks in the same location as their truck. Nikki tried to politely tell them that this is their spot but Callum seemed rude and did not care. Their rivalry goes viral and now the fate of both businesses is the Maui Food Festival. The winner keeps the spot. As their rivalry progressed, Nikki starts to see a different side of Callum. And now she questions if she should call a truce.
Did you know that this book is written by a Filipina? Aside from being your classic meet-cute book, this book has sprinkled in my Flipino culture. Which I love! There’s actually a decent amount of books written by Filipino authors or with a Filipino protagonist. Overall, my thoughts on this book is that it is a fun book. The ending is pretty predictable. But man did it make me hungry and crave Filipino food haha. If you need a book for entertainment and want something mindless to read, this is a great option.
Grace Porter is very plan oriented – get straight A’s, get a Phd, and get a high profile job. Things have to go according to plan. Then in one Vegas trip she drunkingly gets married and now it seems like she can’t follow through with her original plan. She doesn’t even know the name of the woman she married. She also has to impress her strict, ex-military father. All this pressure and struggling to get in the job market is catching up to her. She feels burned out and doesn’t know what to do with the wife she doesn’t know.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. My cousin enjoyed it and I trust her recommendations. This book is relatable in terms of burn out. I know I had felt that and needed to just escape and clear my head. So I felt for the main character. However, there were some things about her that I didn’t like. She is likable and unlikable haha. Overall, it is a great quick read. Not my favorite but it was still a good book to read!
So what do you think of these two books?