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?