Finally I am getting around to my May wrap-up. May was, as I have said before, a very busy for me personally. My Hubsand and I bought a house, moved into that house and finally I have started to put together my dream library.
Despite all that going on i am very happy with the amount I managed to read. While a failed at all the readathons I casually attempted I did manage to read a good few books that I have been meaning to get to for a while.
(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)
Seven books is fantastic for a very busy month and over 2.5 thousand pages is far more than I expected to be able to read with everything packed away in boxes.
As expected I had quiet a fantasy heavy month and I had a number of graphic novels included because they are great for fitting into those little bits of down time I managed to carve out of amongst all the running around
Again I am managing to keep the 50/50 split between YA and Adult overall this year. For the first time this year, a middle grade book has found itself on my reading list. I like delving into middle grade now and again for a fun quick read.
5 STARS: 2
4.5 STARS: 1
4 STARS: 0
3.5 STARS: 3
3 STARS: 1
WHAT I READ –
This is a spooky and extremely atmospheric Thriller/Magical realism that just had me captivated. I really enjoyed it but it is definatly more geared towards a British audience who may connect with it more, especially if they grew up in the 1990s. Read my full review here.
Crown of Feathers
Nicki Pau Preto
A solid start to a YA fantasy, while it is lacking a bit of development and had one of my least favourite troupes as its romantic plot, I am intrigued enough to continue. I have a full review for this book
Seven Blades in Black
This honestly is one of the best books I have read this year. It is a fast faced, humour filled romp though such an interesting world. You can read my full gush of a review here.
Sorcerer to the Crown
A slow paced historical fantasy that has the feeling of Johnathon Strange and Mr Norrel while dealing with issues such as women with power and race relations. I will have a review up for this shortly.
Monstress Vol 1: Awakening
An interesting Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic novel that for me just didn’t capture my attention in this issue. As I got it from the library I will be continuing and giving issue 2 a chance to win me over.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
This was so cute and fun, filled with bookish name drops and fun facts about the dewey decimal system. That I just grabbed on a whim when I wanted something to listen to while I was dealing with some stressful time at work. It was such a lovely story and I will happily read the rest of the series at some point.
Shadow of the Fox
I had this on my shelf for a while and it wasn’t quite what I was expecting but also that was a nice surprise. I didn’t expect a road trip book with such a lovely and sweet MC. I will be continuing when the second book is released.
Overall it was quite a nice reading month. How did your May reading go? Have you read any of these books? I would love to hear what you thought of them.
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