Hi everyone! May has gone -THANK YOU UNIVERSE- so it is time for another monthly wrap up. This month, I’m trying out a new format –I hope you’ll enjoy it. I read a surprising amount of books this month, considering I had 9 deadlines for university and had to start studying for exams. I figured out that reading de-stresses me. So in months of great stress –like exam months, hello June- I still tend to read a fair amount.
The titles will lead you to their Goodreads pages.
Books read this month
A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell (★★★★) // What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi (★★★★ ½) // A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas (★★★★) // The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass (★★★) // The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (★★★★★) // The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (★★★½)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (★★★★★) // The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski (★★★★ ½) // Allies & Assassins (Allies and Assassins #1) by Justin Somper (★★★★) // Daredevil Vol. 1 by Kevin Smith (DNF) // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (★★★½) // A Stolen Life – A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard (★★★½)
Confess by Colleen Hoover (★★★★★) // Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling (★★★★★) // Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling (★★★★★) // Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee (★★★★★) // World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee (★★★★★) // End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee (★★★★★)
The DUFF: The Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (★★★★) // From Italy With Love by Jules Wake (★★★★ ½)
Reviews written this month
1. A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell – 4/5 stars – here
2. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi – 4.5/5 stars – here
3. The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass – 3/5 stars – here
4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – 5/5 stars – here
5. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – 3.5/5 stars – here
Books read this month: 19 + 1 DNF
Books read in 2015 (so far): 55
DNFs of 2015: 2
Medium: 5 on Kindle, 5 on e-reader, 4 audiobooks, 6 physical copies -one from the library.
Best book of the month: I CAN’T CHOOSE. I guess I’d go with Uprooted or The Angelfall trilogy!
Best surprise of the month: Allies and Assassins! I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did.
Worst book of the month: Daredevil! I DNF’ed this book guys. I’m so sorry –I can feel the disappointment. I really didn’t enjoy this volume. I thought the story was really weird, the characters unlikable and strange too, etc. Maybe I’ll try my luck with the TV show!
Accomplishment of the month: AUDIOBOOKS! I have never really jumped on the audiobook bandwagon, as I found them quite hard to concentrate on. But this month, I have listened to 4 audiobooks: The Night Circus –read by Jim Dale-, A Stolen Life, and the first two Harry Potter books –which are read by Stephen Fry. I really enjoyed this new medium!
10 thoughts on “May Wrap Up”
What a great month! I’m glad to see you enjoyed Angelfall! I just rented it from the library, and I’ve heard so many positive comments about it!
Olivia @ http://brewingupbooks.wordpress.com
I hope you’ll enjoy Angelfall, it’s really great!
Ooh, what did you think of A Court of Thorns and Roses?
I actually quite enjoyed it! I went into it with neutral expectations because I’d already seen mixed reviews about it. And I think that’s partly why I enjoyed it. I am a bigger fan of Throne of Glass, but I do think ACOTAR is worth checking out! 🙂
Great wrap-up! Love the format of this 🙂
Thank you so much!
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Wow that is a great amount. I just started my first audio book. I have a hard time picking it up, but when I do I do enjoy it.
Thanks! I felt the same for my first audiobook. But I started looking at the narrator first before I started listening, and it’s great for re-reads as well!
Wow what a great reading month!! So many books and looks like a lot you enjoyed. I have only read Confess out of those (and loved it) but there are so many I want to read. I just recently started listening to audiobooks and I have really enjoyed it so far – Have a great week!
Thank you! Confess is such an amazing book! I adore Colleen Hoover. I’ve only started recently with audiobooks too, I’m really liking it. Have a great week as well Grace!