I can’t believe it’s May already, April just flew by! It’s finally my week off from work and I’m so excited to see my friends at the end of the week for my birthday. It has been way too long. The new bookcase is finally up now, so I have plenty of room to buy more books!
I’ve kept my May TBR relatively short this month so I don’t get too overwhelmed and then end up in a reading slump. That is normally how it goes when I set myself to read too many books a month. I’m really excited with this months books, especially the buddy read again! Let me know which books you’re excited to read this month!
Things To Do Before The End Of The World
This was my most recent blog tour from The Write Reads. Although it wasn’t entirely what I was expecting, I ended up really enjoying it. I first thought it would purely be a post-apocalyptic story but it turned out to be more about Libby, the main character finding herself and becoming who she wants to be at the end of the world. With some dark twists! Read my review here.
Buddy Read: Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
I am in love with this months buddy read. Even though some things didn’t add up at the end, I still enjoyed every second of it. This is my first Ashley Poston book but I will definitely be reading more from here because I love her writing style so much. Look out for my review soon!
Kate in Waiting by becky Albertalli
I really cut down on my blog tours last month so I could start reading a few of the books that I’ve been meaning to read. Kate in Waiting was one of the few blog tours by The Write Reads and it was such a super cute story. It’s very easy to read and fast-paced. Perfect if you are looking for something simple and fun! Read my review here.
The Rise of the Altereds by Marisa Noelle
I am so happy I got around to reading this one so quickly after reading The Unadjusteds in January! I’m a big fan of Dystopia and this series ticks all the boxes for me. I am so interested in the powers that the characters possess and it’s incredibly fast-paced with plenty of action. It’s very hard not to get engrossed by the story and the characters. Read my review here.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I read this a couple of days before the Netflix show was released so I could be prepared. I always have to read the books before the adaptations and I really loved it a lot more than I thought I would. It was such a fun and intriguing fantasy that was dark in some places. I really loved the characters and I’m excited to carry on the TV show once I’ve read Six of Crows! Read my review here.
The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King
It was finally time for me to share my thoughts for the BBNYA winner last month! The Lore of Prometheus is such a unique and dark fantasy that I just couldn’t get enough of it. I was so immersed in the story and middle-eastern setting, it really ended up surprising me. Read my full review here to see all my thoughts on this amazing book!
Buddy Read: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
I have been loving YA Romance recently so I had to sign up for Penguin Blog Tour hosted by The Write Reads for Kate in Waiting. It seems like such a fun, easy read and I’m looking forward to starting it! Look out for my stop on the blog tour on April 13th!
Carrie by Stephen King
After reading The Institute by Stephen King, my first of his novels, I knew I had to read more. I’ve joined a King readalong and the first book on the list is Carrie. I’m so excited to start this as I’ve always wanted to read it. Stay tuned to hear my thoughts in the next coming weeks!
The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
I have heard such good things about this book. I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy recently so I’m excited to read a witty romance for a change.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Now, this book has been sat on my shelf for ages and I’m finally going to pick it up. I’m just really enjoying YA fantasy at the moment so this seems like the perfect time to start this series!