TBRs and Wrap ups

May Wrap Up (Or the month where I fell in love with THUG and When Dimple Met Rishi)

May Wrap Up

Hey guys,

May’s been a busy month, as I’ve been in London for publishing work experience and we had family come to visit our new house, but I somehow still managed to read 5 books, 3 novelettes, and a billion chapters of manga. (Only a slight exaggeration.)

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Miraculously, I didn’t stray from my TBR too much this month.

The books I planned to read were:

And the books I actually read were:

I’m currently reading Eating Animals, so I read everything I wanted to except ACOL. (Let’s not talk about it. I’ll get to it this month.)

Here are my ratings and reviews:

The Hate U Give 5-stars-new
When Dimple Met Rishi  4-stars
ACOWAR  4-stars
Retribution Rails  4-5-stars
You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay  4-stars
Noblesse set 4  4-stars
Noblesse set 5  4-stars
Lambs Can Always Become Lions 3-stars
Strange Weather In Tokyo  3-5-stars

Lots of high ratings this month because pretty much everything  I read was really good. My standout books for May were The Hate U Give and Retribution Rails; both were sublime.


Most Anticipated Summer Reads
I wrote about my most anticipated reads for the summer because all the warm weather in May got me excited!

Top Ten Tuesday: Mothers that actually show up in YA
Since there are so many YA books that have fairly non-existent parents, I decided to write about mothers that actually make an appearance in YA.

General Life Updates

  • I went to London and did some more publishing work experience with Norton, which was brilliant!
  • London was hot (28C) and I fell in love with Soho.
  • I got a new job as a content editor and publisher with a large scientific company, which starts in a couple of weeks. (It’s not the publishing role I’m hoping to go into, but it’s a good interim position.)
  • Some of my family visited and we had a fun few days together.
  • Same family took me book shopping for my birthday (which is nine days away) and I got six books. *heart eyes*
  • I caught up with Noblesse (the Korean manhwa I’ve been reading) and now I have to wait for new weekly chapters. *cries*
  • I finished Blue Exorcist and it was a joy. I’ve started watching a new k-drama called The Scholar Who Walks in the Night, starring my bae Lee Joon-gi.
  • I began a 10 day writing challenge, which I may post on here once I’m done. (The idea is to get you writing every day and since I’ve not been doing that recently I thought ‘why not?’.)

What did you read during May? Was there anything that really wowed you? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, Kate

6 thoughts on “May Wrap Up (Or the month where I fell in love with THUG and When Dimple Met Rishi)

  1. Looks like May was a good month for you all around! I can’t say the same, unfortunately, as I only read 2 books and 2 graphic novels and exams became the bane of my life. Just got to get through June and then I can read as much as I want before the exciting uni adventures start!

  2. Congrats on the job! The most difficult job to get in publishing is your first one. Keep up with the blog and show interest in trade books and you’ll be able to find something new when you’ve got some experience under your belt 🙂

  3. What WONDERFUL reads for the month! I adored When Dimple Met Rishi! THUG is actually on my July list. I’m super late to the party, but it sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to read it!

      1. So wonderful! I’ll have heart eyes for days over that one. I’m 100% confident I will love that book. I’ve just got to get through some ARCs first. You know how it is. ☺️

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