So May was a big month! I started a blog! I spent the first two weeks jetlagged! I spent 3 weeks with a constant headache! I fainted at the Doctor! And I bought and read a lot of books…
Books I read
I read 10 books this month, which I’m very happy with, especially considering I spent pretty much the entire month going to bed by 9pm because I was either extremely jetlagged or headachey or work stressed. Of those 10, I gave five of them a massive 5/5 stars! There were a few I wasn’t quite as happy with, but all in all, a very fun reading month.
The Poppy War – R.F. Kuang (5 out of 5 stars)
Other Words for Smoke – Sarah Maria Griffin (3.75 out of 5 stars)
Shadowscent – P.M. Freestone (3 out of 5 stars)
Rosewater – Tade Thompson (3 ou of 5 stars)
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers (5 out of 5 stars)
The Fever King – Victoria Lee (5 out of 5 stars)
Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram (5 out of 5 stars)
Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan (4 out of 5 stars)
Love from A to Z – S.K. Ali (5 out of 5 stars)
We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal (4 out of 5 stars)
Books I bought
I had a great book buying month – a lot of books arrived that I am so excited to read. I also managed to read a fair few of those that arrived which was great!
I Wish You All the Best – Mason Deaver
We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal
Love from A to Z – S.K Ali
The Candle and the Flame – Nafiza Azad
Descendant of the Crane – Joan He
Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan
Darius the Great is Not Okay – Adib Khorram
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
Her Royal Highness – Rachel Hawkins
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali – Sabina Khan
The Fever King – Victoria Lee
Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz – Ely Percy
Books I received
Convergence – Marita Smith (This was a book a lovely author I work with in my day job passed to me and I’m very excited to read! I’ve heard really great things about all the science in this book).
Shatter the Sky – Rebecca Kim Wells (Apparently the NetGalley gods were looking down on me for this one and I managed to snag an eARC of this incredible sounding book!)
What Makes Us – Rafi Mittlefehldt (Another NetGalley, my first approved request on NetGalley! I won’t lie, it was very much the cover which called to me. Rainbow + protest = my kind of book).
That’s it for my May wrap-up, let me know what you think about any of the books in this wrap-up!
Rach + Draco
3 thoughts on “Monthly wrap-up: May”
Looks like you had a great book month! I hope you’re doing alright!
Thank you – I’m doing okay (headaches + fainting incident were unrelated, the fainting was an injection related incident 😂).
Sounds scary, I’m glad you’re doing okay!