First of all let me start with I HAVE BEEN SO ABSENT I AM ALL THE APOLOGIES, secondly you probably didn’t even notice I had been that absent but I did. Life’s been kicking my ass lately and I haven’t had the metal brain power to write a post, even now I’m feeling a bit off but I’m determined to write myself out of this blogging slump.
I managed to dig myself into a huge reviewing hole and have 9 books I want to review but think I might save myself the stress and do a string of mini reviews.
Now to the books I read in May:
Draekora by Lynette Noni
#loveozya fantasy series anyone? Also if you can’t see from the cover it has DRAGONS! Draekons to be exact, sassy teenage draekons. This book is the third in the Medora Chronicles and I was lucky enough to meet Lynette at Supanova this year, I can safely say yes she awesome and I loved her panel and this book.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (re-read)
I am a huge fangirl for the inner circle and loved reading this again in prep for A Court Of Wings and Ruin. The inner circles are my favourite group of friends I’ve read, I can’t get enough of the banter and family relationship + Rhys is a darling.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
A FINALLY FROM MAAS AT LAST! I was equal parts excited and crapping myself about how this book was going to turn out. I was surprised by my feelings, I didn’t love this as much as ACOMAF but I liked the Inner Circle even more in this. THE BANTER YOU GUYS ITS SO GOOD.
Overall I enjoyed it but I had hyped it too much and it lacked in a lot of areas for me. I am super excited to get more of the inner circles stories, Azriel is a sweet child I wanna hug.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
My first read for #AsianlitBingo and I loved it so much! SMART GIRLS DOING COMPUTER THINGS GIMME MORE. Rishi is an adorable little idiot and Dimple is a smart, strong, opinionated character, also there’s dancing and cuteness everywhere.
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling (re-read/audio)
Of course I loved it! I loved it that little bit more because I’ve convinced my partner to listen to it with me, he’s not a reader but loves Harry Potter and now he knows who Peeves is! #PROUD
We’ve already started and finished The Chamber of Secrets XD
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
This book, thank you asain lit bingo for motivating my to pick this up! I bought this over a year and a half ago and it was just sitting on my shelf for all that time. This story is amazing, the writing feels heavy with emotion.
If you’re looking for an #ownvoice story about loss and family I couldn’t recommend this more.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (re-read/audio)
Do I really need to write anything about this book? It’s Harry bloody Potter.
Listening to the story I realise how much I’ve forgotten and how much better the books are.
Onwards to Prisoner of Azkaban!
PS I Still Love you (re-read) and Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
My 3&4th read for #asianlitbingo
I love Lara Jean and her family, PS I Still Love you was just as cute as I remembered and THE COOKIES how did I forget how hungry this book makes me.
I was so pumped for more Lara Jean I again hyped myself to much for Always and Forever. This third book is good I liked it but it didn’t hold the same magic as the first two.
Egghead by Bo Burnham (audio book)
This popped up on my audio suggest list and I was hooked from the sample. Bo is one of my favourite comedians, crass, clever, and outragious mixed with all the snark on society.
A collection of poems read by him had my in tears – also it’s super short I think maybe 3hr or less audio?
Books that I started and didn’t finish in May include Begin End Begin (I’m 5 stories in and reading the shorts between over books) Assassins Apprentice my current read: Man high fantasy is good but I read it so slowly! To be honest I wouldn’t have it any other way the world building and character set up is amazing, and last but not least my current Audio is Leviathan Wakes, a Sci Fi I was recommended and I am loving! I’m only 4 chapters in and I just love the characters.
In case you mist it: Mays posts:
- Our Chemical Hearts by Crystal Sutherland
- Top Ten Creepy Covers – Top Ten Tuesday
- Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
- Cringe Worthy Crushes – Discussion
- Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
- Asian Lit Bingo TBR – May Reading Challenge
- The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi heilig
E galleys, Audios, and Arcs!
I bought 4 more books this month, bring my TOTAL book purchases to 13 and my project 5 to 13 books behind as I’ve read 52 books so far!
I’m not even going to try to do a full life update so many things have happened this month I am a stressed one and can’t be bothered re hashing. I did go on a weekend trip, went to the Begin end Begin book launch and saw some bookish friends, I’m sure I did more but my brain isn’t working properly at the moment.
So that was my May. How was your month? Did you join in the AsianLitBingo? What was your fave read this month?
Lets talk about all the things in the comments! Also if anyone has advice on juggling life/work/blogging or finding the motivation to write reviews when you’re in a slump give me it, I need all the help I can get.