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May Wrap Up 2021

June is here, the sun is shining and it’s time for another month of me trying to desperately read all the books I want to!

I have been complaining all month to anyone who will listen that I only managed to read one book and get halfway through another two. This drastically changed in the last week of May, I just powered through the books I wanted to read and I managed to finish 6 books in total! After a very rubbish start to May, I am so happy with this!

April Books

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

I loved every moment of the book and I was so sad once I finished it. It’s a very inspiring story about the difficulties and pressure that many people in the LGBTQIA+ community face. Felix Ever After is more specifically about Felix’s journey of being a black, trans, queer young artist and their journey on discovering who they really are! You can read my review here to learn more!

Audio Book: My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I decided to try and give audio books a go to see if I could get into them as much as I do reading a physical or ebook. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case but I still really enjoyed listening to it. I loved the story of My Sister the Serial Killer and I will probably buy the physical book so I can read it again and hopefully not get as distracted!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

I am slowly approaching the end of the “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series. It’s making me so sad that I only have two books left which is why I’m taking my time so I can drag them out! I’ve read a few reviews for A Court of Wings and Ruin and I saw people didn’t enjoy it as much as the second book. A Court of Mist and Fury was a fantastic book so I can understand what people mean. However, I still thought the 3rd book was amazing and I had so many emotions when I had finished it!

Instructions for Dancing Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon is one of my auto-buy authors. Her first two books Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star are amazing and really encouraged me to read a lot more. When the blog tour was announced for Instructions for Dancing, I didn’t even take a second thought before signing up! This is a beautiful book and my review will be up on the 23rd of June! Thank you Penguin and The Write Reads for a copy of the book and a spot on the blog tour.

Raising Hell by Bryony Pearce

This is another amazing book I read this month that is full of magic, mayhem and zombies. It was so much fun and incredibly fast-paced, I really couldn’t put it down. If you like reading about dark magic with loads of action and some humour, you should read this book. My stop on the blog tour is tomorrow so check back to find out more! You can also read my author post from Bryony Pearce where she tells you five things you should know about Raising Hell!

Buddy Read: The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

My buddy read this month with my book club that isn’t a book club was a true crime! I am a big fan of all the Netflix documentaries but I haven’t really read a lot of true crime books. I was really excited to see that we would be reading The Five which is about all the backstories of all the women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper. I still need to write my review for this but I’m hoping to get it up next week.

June Books

Buddy Read: Witcehs Steeped in Gold

I am very, very excited for this months buddy read! I have seen this book everywhere and I’m hoping to get it soon in a very special book subscription box. I’m still loving my fantasy books at the moment but I haven’t read a lot about witches. The Jamaican culture aspect is really intriguing and I cant wait to start it.

Blog Tour: The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst

This is what I’m currently reading at the moment and it’s already hitting my funny bone. I love reading rom-coms, especially on really hot days sat in the sun! I’ve heard a lot about this book and I’m excited to be on the blog tour this month. Look out for my review on June 12th!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Onto the fourth book of the series. I was quite sad when I saw it was only a thin book, just because I dont want it to end. This will be a book I hopefully get to this month if I can get through all of the blog tour books quickly!

Blog Tour: Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

It’s been a while since I’ve read a mystery/thriller and I’m hearing loads of good things about this book. Thank you The Write Reads for a place on the blog tour and an e-copy of the book. I’m very excited to get started on this dark, twisty psychological thriller!

Blog Tour: The Mostly Invisible Boy by AJ Vanderhorst

What’s this? Another fantasy, of course, it is. I am so excited to read this book. I am so intrigued because it looks so unique and interesting. Since reading Amari at the beginning of the year, I’ve been wanting to read more middle-grade books but just haven’t found the time to fit them in. I was so excited when the blog tour for this one came up and I jumped on it. Invisibility, secret societies and monsters, yes please!

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Everyone seems to have read this book and loved it. I see it constantly with glowing reviews. I’m going to try so hard to fit this in this month because I need to know what happens. I am itching to pick it up now but blog tours come first!

In the end I asm very happy with all the books I read in May and I’m looking forward to my June tbr a lot! Let me know what’s on your June tbr and if you have read or are going to read any of the ones in this post.

Manchester blogger with a passion for reading, writing and travelling. I always have a book or a cup of tea in my hand.


3 June 2021 at 1:04 pm

I really hope you manage to get to From Blood and Ash! I just started it and have only read one chapter but I am excited!!!

3 June 2021 at 2:21 pm

I am looking forward to Witches Steeped in Gold!

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