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Book haul en wrap up: May 2020

I thought that May would be a bad reading month, because the exams are coming up. However, this was a really, really good reading month! I don’t know if that’s a bad thing for my exams, but let’s put that aside and look at my book haul en wrap up from May!

In May, I bought a lot of second hand books:

  • The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
  • Hard Hart – Ish Ait Hamou
  • Emma – Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
  • Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • A woman is no man – Etaf Rum
  • A little life – Hanya Yanagihara

I bought one new book:

  • The One New Thing – Jos Pierce

I also bought 6 ebooks in May:

  • The Best Kept Secret – Jos Pierce
  • The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Undercover Bromance – Lyssa Kay Adams
  • The Last Letter – Rebecca Yarros
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green
  • The Lucky Ones – Liz Lawson

Now on to my wrap up!

I read a total of 16 books in May.

I started of the month by reading Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I really loved this book! I gave it 4,5 stars. You can read my review here.

In the beginning of May, Jos Pierce published the first two books of his new series: Brighton. I read both of these books in the beginning of May. The first book: The One New Thing got 5 stars of me. I flew through the book. The second book The Best Kept Secret got 5 stars aswell for me. Seems like I’ll always be loving Jos Pierce’s books!

I began Little Women by Louisa May Alcott in the beginning of April, but only finished it in May. I gave it 2.5 stars. I really wanted to love this one, but I just couldn’t get through it.

Then I read my most anticipated read of May! Layoverland by Gabby Noone. I absolutely loved this book. It was a book where you didn’t have to think about anything else. I immediately lend the book to a friend, because I couldn’t do anything else except recommend it to everyone! I gave the book 4.5 stars.

At the end of April, I won a Dutch book. Vruchteloos by Bes Ceyssens. I flew through the book and read it in a little over a day. However, I felt like near the ending, everything was happening a little too fast. I gave the book 3.5 stars.

After reading a blogpost about the (Dutch) Weddingplanner series by Marijke Vos, I felt like trying the first book of the series. The book is called Peddelen en proosten. I gave it 3 stars. It was a nice book to read, but it didn’t excite me to read the rest of the series.

I also finished an audiobook in May! This audiobook was Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. It is a nonfiction story about a boy who survived 10 concentration camps during the second world war. This book was really gripping and I’m glad I listened to it. I gave it 3.5 stars.

Afterwards, I finished a Dutch book: Hard Hart by Ish Ait Hamou. I gave it 3 stars. There were some beautiful quotes in the book, but I felt like not a lot happened. Suddenly in the last 3 pages, there’s this huge plot twist but I don’t think that it was thought through.

Now a book that I really enjoyed: The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. I had seen a lot of really good reviews of this book before I started reading it. I was really excited to see what the hype was about, and I wasn’t dissapointed. I loved reading this book. I gave it 4 stars.

In April, I ordered 2 Penguin Classics books. In May, I read one of these books, namely The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brönte. I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped I would. I gave it 2.5 stars.

Near the end of May, I had an oral exam for Spanish. For this exam I had to read a small book: Más Conchas Qué Un Galápago, which I reread the day before I had my exam. I gave it 2.5 stars, just like the previous time I read it.

May was the month in which I finished the books I was reading for a long time already. I finished reading Submerge by K.Y. Robinson, a poetry collection. I gave it 3 stars.

I lend Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid in the library. I read the book in May and I must say that I don’t think I liked it as much as I wanted to. I see a lot of 5 star ratings coming by for this book, but I gave it a fair 4 stars. In the beginning, I couldn’t get into the book as much. Near the ending, I thought that – even though Daisy Jones seems to be the main character – every character had been put in the spotlight in this book which I really loved.

I saw that the ebook of The last letter by Rebecca Yarros was on sale, so I decided to buy it. I immediately started to read it and I absolutely loved it! I gave it 4,5 stars. It made me laugh, cry, made my heartbreak,… Definitely recommend!

Thanks to Netgalley, I also got the chance to review Forté by Manon Heugel. I loved the art in the book and the message behind the whole story was heartwarming. I gave it 4 stars.

I can say that May was a very good reading month! How many books did you read?

2 thoughts on “Book haul en wrap up: May 2020

  1. I’m impressed with the amount of books you managed to read despite your exams! I read ‘only’ five in May, also because of exams :). I do have a lot more time now to read, so my numbers will be higher in the coming months. The books you’ve read sound really interesting! The Bromance Bookclub in particular definitely intrigues me 🙂


    1. In may I actually had to prepare & ‘study’ for them and now in June I have to study and take the exams! So it’s half of the month now and I’ve read only 1 book :((( But I hope you get to read a lot of good books this month!
      The bromance book club was really good 😍


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