Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Goodreads: May Wrap Up

Oh my goodness me, who would have thought that May would come to an end so quickly! I honestly feel like I’m blinking and the entire month is flashing right before my eyes! I thought I’d do a quick round up of the books I’ve read in the month of May. I talked about the books I wanted to get through here and I’m pleased to say that of the three, I managed one of the books I wanted to have a go at. I did read other books (oops!) as I tend to get easily distracted and change my mind about what I want to read, so I’ll be including those here instead.

In terms of paperback books, I managed to get through of them throughout the month of May. I finally reread To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee after years of avoiding it like the plague. I must admit I did like it a lot more the second time around than the first. I also finally finished Please Mister Postman, the second of Alan Johnson’s political memoirs. I really loved this book, I love Alan Johnson’s style of writing and I love how relatable everything that happened throughout his life could be. I definitely recommend picking his two books up regardless of your political allegiances. I completed Supplement au voyage de Bougainville by Diderot for my French literature class, as well.

I received a copy of The Second Love of my Life by Victoria Walters from Headline books about a month or so back, and since this lovely little number was published in April I thought it was about time I gave it a read. My review for this book will be up tomorrow and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on it with you all!

I also managed to finish a book that was highly anticipated for me, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (author of The Silver Lining’s Playbook if you don’t recognise the name!) This book definitely didn’t disappoint and I am so grateful to the team at Headline books for sending me this beautiful hard backed advanced copy. The book was released in the UK on the 31st May so you can buy it right here.

I also got through two e books in the month of May! I read Love and Other Man-Made Disasters by Nicola Doherty, which I reviewed here and found a lovely, easy going read! Thanks once again to Hachette Children’s Group for my copy of this book! I also completed the debut psychological thriller My Husband’s Wife by the amazing Jane Corry. I find it hard to believe that this book is a debut as it’s so well written, exciting and gut wrenching throughout. Thanks to the guys at Penguin for sending me a review copy! You can find my review here, if you’re interested in finding out a little bit more about the book!

I’ve now finished university FOREVER which is both absolutely terrifying and amazing all at the same time. I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the little bit of free time that I’ll have now I no longer have to feel guilty about not revising! I’ll be reading much more and reviewing as I go and I’m really looking forward to making my blog exactly the way I want it to be!

What did you read in the month of May? Let me know, I always love a good recommendation!

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